Monthly Archives: January 2020

Three U.S. airports will screen passengers from Wuhan, China for novel coronavirus, CDC says

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Passengers from Wuhan, China will be screened on entry at three U.S. airports for the novel coronavirus that has now identified among 45 people in that central China city, as well as in a Japan patient and at least two in Thailand who had travelled there,  public health officials announced today. The corona virus, dubbed […]

UPDATE: Pneumonia Outbreak in Wuhan, China  with answers about patients in  Thailand and Japan

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Wuhan  City  in  the  Hubei Province of the People’s Republic of China is on the Yangtze River and is the most populous city in central China. A major transportation hub, it is where a cluster of pneumonia-like illnesses that have since been identified as a novel coronavirus began in December, with the first patient reported […]

UPDATED 1/12/20: Pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan City, China — FAQ

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Wuhan  City  in  the  Hubei Province of the People’s Republic of China is on the Yangtze River and is the most populous city in central China. A major transportation hub, it is where a cluster of pneumonia cases began in December, with the first patient reported on Dec. 12. Dr. Daniel Lucey, who has responded […]

What we’re reading: Ways to track progress toward TB goals

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Combatting MDR TB: Year three – Released four years ago, the federal National Action Plan for Combating Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis raised hopes that targets and strategies would raise awareness of the resources needed to stem the spread of the hardest to treat forms of TB. The plan which emphasized expanded diagnosis and treatment access, also raised […]

An ID physician addresses frequently asked questions on pneumonia of unknown cause in Wuhan City, China

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Frequently Asked Questions: Pneumonia Outbreak in Wuhan City, China Daniel Lucey M.D. MPH, is an infectious diseases physician and adjunct professor of infectious diseases at Georgetown University Medical Center, a senior scholar at the Georgetown University O’Neil Institute, Anthropology Research Associate, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of […]