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Without Symptoms or Clear Test Results, Woman May Have Still Spread Coronavirus

Without Symptoms or Clear Test Results, Woman May Have Still Spread Coronavirus

Latest Infectious Disease News By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A report from doctors battling China’s coronavirus outbreak raises concern that people who have no symptoms and initially test negative on medical tests might still harbor and spread the COVID-19 virus. The case involves an asymptomatic 20-year-old woman who appears […]

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Global Coronavirus Outbreaks Stoking Fears of Pandemic

Global Coronavirus Outbreaks Stoking Fears of Pandemic

Latest Infectious Disease News MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A coronavirus pandemic looked ever more likely on Monday as multiple countries around the world raced to stem outbreaks of “untraceable” cases of the virus. Clusters of cases arising in South Korea, Italy and Iran with no clear ties to outbreak’s epicenter in China […]

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U.S. Coronavirus Cases Reach 34: CDC

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Reach 34: CDC

Latest Infectious Disease News FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The number of coronavirus cases among Americans jumped to 34 Friday, as U.S. health officials reported that more passengers who were evacuated from a quarantined cruise ship in Japan have tested positive for the virus. “We have 13 U.S. cases, versus 21 cases among […]

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U.S. Coronavirus Cases Now Stand at 26, South Korea Fights to Stem Spike in Cases

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Now Stand at 26, South Korea Fights to Stem Spike in Cases

Latest Infectious Disease News FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Eleven Americans who were evacuated from a quarantined cruise ship in Japan have tested definitively for coronavirus, bringing the case count in this country to 26, U.S. health officials reported late Thursday. In China, the number of new cases of COVID-19 continued to decline […]

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Symptomless Coronavirus Cases Stymie Screening Efforts

Symptomless Coronavirus Cases Stymie Screening Efforts

Latest Infectious Disease News Brenda GoodmanFebruary 20, 2020 As countries work to slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, the screening of international travelers has become a cornerstone of those efforts. Because there are a limited number of lab tests, travelers generally aren’t being swabbed unless they have symptoms or if they’ve answered […]

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U.S. Scientists Take Key Step Towards Towards Coronavirus Vaccine

U.S. Scientists Take Key Step Towards Towards Coronavirus Vaccine

Latest Infectious Disease News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) — There’s been a crucial move forward in efforts to develop vaccines and treatments against the new COVID-19 coronavirus, U.S. researchers say. As of Wednesday, cases of infection with the virus have topped 74,000 (the vast majority in China), including more than 2,000 deaths. Therefore, […]