Tag Archives: Novel Coronavirus

China discloses 1,716 healthcare workers with Covid-19: Feb. 14, 2020

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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 and break down developments and data on the outbreak here. […]

Covid-19: CDC reports issue with reagent used in PCR test sent to states and overseas — a Q&A

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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 and break down developments and data on the outbreak here. […]

Covid-19: A Q & A on the first case in Orange County, Ca.

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Matthew Zahn, M.D., is medical director of the Division of Epidemiology and Assessment for the Orange County Health Care Agency. He answers questions here about one of the first patients confirmed to have the novel coronavirus, diagnosed, with what is now known as Covid-19, in Orange County, Ca. in January. When the magnitude of the Ebola […]

“Immune survivors” of Covid-19: Protective antibody for treatment and prophylaxis?

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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 developments and data on the outbreak here. Is it likely […]

Covid-19: As its toll surpasses 1000 lives, the new coronavirus outbreak gets a name

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Covid-19 is announced as China case count surges past 40,000, as 13th patient diagnosed in U.S. Dr. Tedros also notes that struggle to end DRC Ebola outbreak continues Unheard of, and across most of the world unrecognized until two months ago, the disease caused by a novel coronavirus that as of today has taken more […]

2019 nCoV: With quarantines, novel coronavirus brings new and existing public health preparedness needs to the forefront

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The following is a guest post by Jeffrey Duchin, MD, FIDSA The quarantine and travel restrictions announced by the US federal government in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak may delay the onset of widespread transmission in the U.S., giving our public health systems and health care facilities more time to put mitigation plans in […]

2019-nCoV: Spread of coronavirus highlights need for strengthened global health security

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The following is a guest post by Judith Wasserheit, M.D., M.P.H. FIDSA and Krutika Kuppalli, M.D. With the dawn of a new decade, the world is confronted with a new infectious disease challenge, in the spread of a novel coronavirus that has rapidly infected more than 24,000 people in 25 countries and resulted in more […]

2019-nCoV: With 11 confirmed U.S. novel coronavirus cases, CDC says more quarantines, travel restrictions, re-routing to come

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CDC official calls actions, which will re-route returning passengers with China travel in last 14 days  to 11 U.S. airports, with quarantines for Hubei province departures “science-based” and “an aggressive response to an unprecedented situation” Announcing that 11 people in the United States are now confirmed to have been infected with the novel coronavirus spreading […]

2019-nCoV: 2/1/20 UPDATE — Africa and nCoV — How far has the novel coronavirus already spread unrecognized?

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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. In today’s World […]

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 […]