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Jan 26, 2020

Jan 26, 2020
Wearing masks and respirators on China subway

As nCoV cases surge past 2,000, Canada now affected

China reports 688 new cases today, with the head of the World Health Organization en route.

Jan 20, 2020

Jan 20, 2020
Blurry health workers in hallway

New coronavirus infects health workers, spreads to Korea

Fourteen health workers are now infected in the 218-case nCoV outbreak.

Jan 17, 2020

Jan 17, 2020
Asian boy in airport

As Thailand notes 2nd nCoV case, CDC begins airport screening

Screening will begin at airports in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

Jan 13, 2020

Jan 13, 2020
Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok

Thailand finds Wuhan novel coronavirus in traveler from China

The woman has no fever or respiratory symptoms and may go home soon.

Jan 11, 2020

Jan 11, 2020
Closeup of glove performing PCR test

China releases genetic data on new coronavirus, now deadly

Officials put the case count at 41 and note how the new virus relates to the SARS virus.

Jan 09, 2020

Jan 09, 2020
DNA sequencing test

More details emerge on new coronavirus in Wuhan cluster

The virus seems to group with the betacoronaviruses, the genus that includes the SARS virus and MERS-CoV.

Jan 06, 2020

Jan 06, 2020
Night market in Wuhan, China

Questions still swirl over China's unexplained pneumonia outbreak

The CDC issues a watch but does not call for travel limits.

Jan 02, 2020

Jan 02, 2020
Wuhan skyline

No answers yet in China's pneumonia outbreak

Local sources say the market linked to the cases sold some live animals and animal organs, raising concerns about zoonotic virus spread.

Feb 09, 2016

Feb 09, 2016

Gloomy assessment underpins UN panel's health crisis advice

The panel's concern was fueled by the threat of an airborne virus spread more easily than Ebola.

May 19, 2014

May 19, 2014
N95 respirators

COMMENTARY: Protecting health workers from airborne MERS-CoV—learning from SARS

Compelling evidence and prudence dictate higher levels of respiratory protection for health workers.

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