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Mar 08, 2020

Mar 08, 2020
Barricade

Italy COVID-19 surge triggers massive lockdown; US cases pass 500

Plans are under way to disembark Grand Princess cruise ship passengers at Oakland's port and move them to federal quarantine sites. And 2 more deaths were reported in the Seattle area nursing home cluster.

Feb 20, 2020

Feb 20, 2020
Mosque in Qom, Iran

Iran notes more COVID-19 cases as 2 from Diamond Princess die

Also, South Korea cases almost double, to 104, many part of a church cluster.

Feb 17, 2020

Feb 17, 2020
Lab scientist pipetting

More outbreak details emerge as COVID-19 cases top 70,000

A study of 44,672 cases reveals that 14% were severe and 5% critical.

Feb 07, 2020

Feb 07, 2020
PPE

WHO warns of PPE shortage; nCoV pace slows slightly in China

Also, new data suggest 82% of cases are mild, Chinese clinicians detail hospitalization patterns, and the US announces support. 

Sep 16, 2019

Sep 16, 2019
HHS Secretary Azar Ebola

US officials end visit to DRC Ebola region; cases rise to 3,129

US officials said other outbreak indicators such as deaths in the community need to improve before they feel more confident about the recent drop in cases.

Mar 16, 2017

Mar 16, 2017
NIH researcher

Trump's budget cuts 20% of NIH; groups express outrage

The budget supports earlier commitment to Gavi vaccine initiatives but dials back funds for other global health efforts.

Jan 21, 2015

Jan 21, 2015
Baby bath in Ebola ETU

Ebola cases tumble as WHO extends public health emergency

Cases continued to drop, with WHO advisors saying complacency is the biggest obstacle to getting to zero.

Sep 29, 2014

Sep 29, 2014
NIH clinical center

American doctor exposed to Ebola hospitalized at NIH facility

Airlifted out of Sierra Leone yesterday, a US doctor will be enrolled in a clinical trial.

Sep 19, 2014

Sep 19, 2014
MRSA plates

White House launches major effort against resistant bacteria

The multipronged attack includes an executive order, a national strategy, and a detailed PCAST report.

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