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Here’s what coronavirus looks like

January 31st, 2020

Coronavirus is spreading, and it’s spreading relatively fast. What started as a handful of confirmed infections in fish market in Wuhan, China, has exploded into an international crisis with health officials screening travelers and entire hospitals being constructed simply to house those who have fallen ill. Now, as the number of confirmed cases climbs by …

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Coronavirus is now spreading from person to person in the United States

January 30th, 2020

With confirmed cases of the Chinese coronavirus already popping up in the United States, it was really only a matter of time before one of those infected individuals passed on that infection to another person. Now, the CDC has announced the first confirmed case of human-to-human transmission within the country. As Chicago’s WGN9 reports, the …

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No, the coronavirus doesn’t have anything to do with beer

January 29th, 2020

With all the news about the scary new coronavirus coming out of China, you’d have to be completely cut off from the daily news cycle to miss it. But not everyone stops and reads past the headlines, and oftentimes that can lead to some serious confusion, especially when the virus in question shares part of …

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Possible norovirus outbreak linked to Yosemite National Park

January 17th, 2020

Spending a day at a national park can be an exciting adventure. Reconnecting with nature is always a good time, but nearly 200 visitors to California’s Yosemite National Park may have gotten a little more than they bargained for. Health officials are now investigating upwards of 170 suspected cases of norovirus linked to visitors returning …

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Mysterious virus outbreak in China is spreading rapidly

January 3rd, 2020

A strange pneumonia-like infection that first popped up in the Chinese city of Wuhan just days ago is beginning to spread, with the total number of infected individuals climbing from 27 to at least 44. Another 121 people are under medical supervision as doctors try to confirm whether or not they have the same illness. …

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A scary unidentified virus is spreading in China

December 31st, 2019

Dozens of residents of Wuhan, the capital city of the Hubei province in China, haven hospitalized with an unidentified virus that is causing pneumonia-like symptoms. Chinese health officials have no idea how the virus is spreading or where it originated, but experts are tracking the progress of the outbreak in an attempt to halt its …

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Samoa is finally crawling its way out of a measles epidemic

December 30th, 2019

It’s been a rough couple of months for the residents of the island nation of Samoa. A measles outbreak has made island life a lot more difficult, with over 5,600 infected individuals and a total of 81 deaths thus far. The outbreak was fueled by an anti-vaccination movement that has been festering on the island …

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Anti-vaccination trend is fueling deadly measles outbreak in Samoa

November 27th, 2019

The island nation of Samoa is in the midst of a truly devastating measles epidemic. Over 2,600 confirmed cases of the disease have been tallied, with hundreds of new cases being added by the day. A total of 33 people have died at last count, including dozens of children. When disease begins to spread across …

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Hepatitis A outbreak linked to berries sold across the US

November 21st, 2019

A troubling outbreak of hepatitis A has now been linked to blackberries purchased at a grocery chain across 11 U.S. states. An investigation by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration traced the source of the outbreak to Fresh Thyme …