A new coronavirus outbreak, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan and has spread throughout Asia and globally, has prompted people around the world to buy medical face masks in hopes of preventing infection.
Jump in Coronavirus Cases on Ship Poses a Critical Test for Japan (New York Times - Quotes Peter Rabinowitz)
Now, with the disclosure that 64 people from that ship have tested positive for the virus, Japan is scrambling to prevent a larger outbreak even as it prepares to welcome hundreds of thousands of visitors for the Summer Olympics starting in Tokyo in July.
Spread of Coronavirus Highlights Need For Strengthened Global Health Security (ScienceSpeaks - Quotes Judy Wasserheit)
The following is a guest post on ScienceSpeaks by Judith Wasserheit, M.D., M.P.H. FIDSA, and Krutika Kuppalli, M.D.
Jan. 21, 2020
A respiratory virus has spread from China to at least a dozen other countries, including the U.S. Here’s what you need to know.
An international outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus has killed at least 132 people and sickened about 6,000, according to the Chinese health authorities.