As COVID markers show growing momentum, the nation's flu season continues to gain steam.
Study suggests medical masks may offer similar protecion as N95 respirators, but experts say hold on.
Public health professionals use some terms imprecisely, others incorrectly, and still others technically accurate but almost sure to be misunderstood by the public.
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CDC experts recommend testing both the upper and lower respiratory tracts of suspected case-patients.
While officials investigate imported cases not apparently linked directly to China, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, says, "This is still first and foremost an emergency for China."
In a new Q&A, the WHO answers common questions and dispels myths.
"The virus will continue to expand, given the explosive nature we've seen in China."
A man, 44, in the Philippines who was coinfected with 2019-nCoV, Strep pneumoniae, and flu B has died.
Australia has barred travelers from China, a move the US took yesterday.
The outbreak is now approaching 10,000 cases, including 213 deaths.
"We are learning more about the biology of this virus, its transmission dynamics, and clinical spectrum every day."
The 2019-nCoV-related move is the first federal quarantine in more than 50 years.
The main worry is the possible effect on weaker nations.