Daily Archives: January 30, 2020

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 […]