Monthly Archives: January 2020

2019-nCoV: 195 Americans returned from Wuhan Wednesday will be quarantined for 14 days on California military base

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CDC quarantine is the first on U.S. soil in 50 years Citing continued steep increases in China cases of 2019-nCoV — the novel coronavirus first reported in the city of  Wuhan there — as well as a continuing rising death toll from the virus there, a growing list of countries also reporting confirmed cases, and […]

2019 nCoV: Spread of novel coronavirus is a PHEIC, WHO says

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Decision moved by concerns about potential spread to countries with weaker health systems, Tedros says The epidemic in China of a novel coronavirus — 2019-nCoV — and its continued spread to a growing number of countries around the world, is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (a PHEIC), World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom […]

2019 nCoV: CDC reports first person-to-person spread in Illinois

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The first confirmed instance of person-to-person transmission of the new coronavirus — 2019-nCoV — to occur in the United States has been confirmed in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported today. The sixth person to be diagnosed with the virus here is the husband of the second confirmed patient, a Chicago […]

2019-nCoV: A second evidence-based hypothesis

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Dr. Daniel Lucey, who has responded to, and monitored information on outbreaks since 2001, has provided a series of updates and analysis on the outbreak, now an epidemic of 2019-nCoV, the novel coronavirus identified in Wuhan China, since Jan. 7. He continues to respond to development and data on the outbreak here. UPDATE #7: A […]

2019 nCoV: The need for readily available expertise has never been more critical

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The following is a guest post by Thomas File, Jr., MD, FIDSA Over recent weeks, United States Department of Health and Services officials have emphasized two points that should guide public health responses, as numbers of patients and countries affected by the novel coronavirus – 2019-nCoV – continues to climb: That the risk posed by […]

2019-nCoV: WHO to reconvene emergency committee to consider PHEIC and issue response coronavirus recommendations

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World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has asked the committee of experts that declined to declare that the spread of a new coronavirus from China is a global health emergency following its last Jan. 23 meeting, to reconvene Thursday and revisit the question. The outcome of that meeting, he said today, could be the […]

2019-nCoV: CDC expands coronavirus screening to 20 airports, raises travel alert across China

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Dr. Fauci discusses steps toward vaccine, treatment, diagnostic development at NIAID in briefing on U.S. response to coronavirus spread where Sec. Azar leaves travel restrictions “on the table” The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded its recommendation to avoid nonessential travel to Wuhan, China to one advising travelers to avoid nonessential travel […]

Now there are five U.S. 2019-nCoV patients confirmed, all with direct Wuhan contact, CDC says

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Five patients in four states — two in California, one in Arizona, and the patients in Washington state and Illinois announced last week — have now been confirmed in the United States to be infected with the  coronavirus — 2019-nCoV — first identified in Wuhan, China earlier this month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control […]

Wuhan 2019-nCoV — What we’re reading: Tracking the spread, impacts and learning curve

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Wuhan Coronavirus Map – Tracking the spread of an outbreak – The New York Times is updating this quick, comprehensive source faster than the CDC is updating its site with numbers of cases confirmed in a growing number of countries. Clinical features of patients infected with 2019 novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China – The basis for […]

UPDATE Wuhan coronavirus – 2019-nCoV Q&A #6: An evidence-based hypothesis

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Dr. Daniel Lucey, who has responded to, and monitored information on outbreaks since 2001, has provided a series of updates and analysis on the outbreak, now an epidemic of 2019-nCoV, the novel coronavirus identified in Wuhan China, since Jan. 7. An Evidence-based Hypothesis that the Epidemic began in November 2019 or earlier and at a […]