The W.H.O. announced on Feb. 11 a new name for the disease caused by the current novel coronavirus epidemic: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). As for the virus itself, the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses has decided on SARS-CoV-2, which “formally recognizes this virus as a sister to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronaviruses.” #COVID19 and #SARSCoV2 are the common social media signatures we are encouraging people use.

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County of Santa Clara Public Health Department Reports First Case of Novel Coronavirus

County of Santa Clara Public Health Department Reports First Case of Novel Coronavirus

The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department received confirmation today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that an adult male resident…

Perspectives from Kenya and Ghana on Novel Coronavirus Preparations

Perspectives from Kenya and Ghana on Novel Coronavirus Preparations

Countries across the world have heightened their disease surveillance systems and, in some cases, issued travel advisories. These experts from Ghana and Kenya discuss their…

DoD: Take Common Sense Measures Against Novel Coronavirus

DoD: Take Common Sense Measures Against Novel Coronavirus

With news of the contagious and potentially deadly illness known as novel coronavirus grabbing headlines worldwide, military health officials say that an informed, common-sense approach…

Free On-Demand Course: Detection, Prevention, Response and Control of Emerging Respiratory Viruses

Free On-Demand Course: Detection, Prevention, Response and Control of Emerging Respiratory Viruses

The World Health Organization is offering a free on-demand (self-paced) course providing a general introduction to nCoV and emerging respiratory viruses aimed at public health…

Patient Tests Positive for Novel Coronavirus in Orange County in 3rd Documented Case in U.S.

Patient Tests Positive for Novel Coronavirus in Orange County in 3rd Documented Case in U.S.

Public health officials in Orange County have confirmed California’s first case of the deadly coronavirus, after confirmation test results were received by the U.S. Centers…

Toronto Public Health Reports First Presumptive Confirmed Case of Novel Coronavirus

Toronto Public Health Reports First Presumptive Confirmed Case of Novel Coronavirus

Toronto Public Health (TPH) has received notification of Toronto’s first presumptive confirmed case of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in a resident who recently returned from Wuhan China. The…

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Persons Evaluated for 2019 Novel Coronavirus — United States, January 2020

CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) On January 17, CDC and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection began health screenings at U.S.…

Bats’ Fierce Immune Systems Drive Viruses To Higher Virulence, Making Them Deadlier in Humans

A new University of California, Berkeley, study finds that bats’ fierce immune response to viruses could drive viruses to replicate faster, so that when they jump to…

Steroids Could Do More Harm Than Good in Treating Coronavirus

Steroids should be avoided in the treatment of the current novel coronavirus, experts have advised. A commentary article published in The Lancet concludes that, based on evidence from previous…

A Pneumonia Outbreak Associated with a New Coronavirus of Probable Bat Origin

NOTE: The following paper (.pdf) is undergoing accelerated peer-review. Abstract follows: Since the SARS outbreak 18 years ago, a large number of severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronaviruses…

Coronavirus and Brexit: UK Must Act Quickly Before Being Shut out of Europe’s Health Protection System

The threat posed by 2019-nCoV and the fragmentation of existing health protection systems caused by Brexit call for urgent assessment of cross Europe cooperation, say Mark Flear…

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