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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 21, 2020

Feb 21, 2020
Diamond Princess cruise ship

CDC warns community COVID-19 spread could take place in US

"The day may come when we may need to implement such measures as seen in Asia," a CDC official says.

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.

Oct 05, 2017

Oct 05, 2017
Tillerson at Grand Challenges

Secretary Tillerson lauds global health security agenda

Tillerson voices support for US collaboration on global infectious disease issues, including those involving HIV and malaria.

Jul 20, 2017

Jul 20, 2017
AIDS researcher

Report details economic benefits of US global health R & D

The study says the funding has spurred growth of US jobs while bringing lifesaving products to the world.

Apr 19, 2017

Apr 19, 2017

News Scan for Apr 19, 2017

Saudi MERS case
Wolbachia trial launch
Federal interagency preparedness drill

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.

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