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 […]

Wuhan 2019-nCoV: CDC announces second confirmed U.S. case, says overall risk here remains low

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A Chicago woman who traveled to Wuhan, China in December and returned to the United States Jan. 13 is the second person confirmed to have the novel coronavirus — 2019-nCoV — identified in the central China city, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials reported today. The woman did not experience symptoms of illness […]

“Now is not the time,” to call Wuhan 2019-nCoV a PHEIC, WHO EC says

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Name for virus yet to come: “2019-nCoV a good name for time being” Still divided after a second day spent weighing evidence of the potential global threat posed by the coronavirus discovered in Wuhan, China last month, the emergency committee convened by WHO today declined to declare the spread of the virus a Public Health […]

To be continued: As China closes travel from Wuhan, emergency committee on coronavirus cites questions, will reconvene in morning

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The WHO-convened emergency committee that met today to determine if the spread of the novel coronavirus first reported during mid-December in Wuhan, China constitutes an Public Health Emergency of International Concern — a PHEIC — will meet again in the morning before reaching a conclusion, WHO officials and committee members announced today. Citing rapid developments […]

First patient in U.S. confirmed with Wuhan coronavirus in Snohomish County, Washington

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A man in his 30s who had traveled to Wuhan City, China but had no known contacts sick with virus and no exposure to the seafood/live animal market linked to the first patients diagnosed with a novel coronavirus there, is the first patient confirmed to have the virus in the United States, U.S. Centers for […]

Wuhan coronavirus update 1/20/20: Spread of virus, including among health workers, surveillance and more

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Dr. Daniel Lucey, who has responded to, and monitored information on outbreaks since 2001, updates information on the current spread of a novel coronavirus first noted in central China’s most populous city in December 2019, with a fifth update on the outbreak here.  How many new cases has Wuhan reported in the last three days? […]

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 […]