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Mystery China Pneumonia Outbreak Likely Caused by New Human Coronavirus

Mystery China Pneumonia Outbreak Likely Caused by New Human Coronavirus

Since December 2019, there has been a cluster of 59 cases of pneumonia in Wuhan, eastern China. The pneumonia is associated with a previously unidentified…

Should We Be Worried About the New Coronavirus?

Should We Be Worried About the New Coronavirus?

The World Health Organisation has postponed its decision about whether to classify the new Wuhan coronavirus as a global health emergency. It wants to gather…

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HEADLINE NEWS

Biodefense Headlines – July 10, 2016

Biodefense Headlines – July 10, 2016

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics including emerging technologies as potential bioweapons, anthrax biosafety lapses and disciplinary actions, and the Zika funding standoff.…

Biodefense Headlines – July 3, 2016

Biodefense Headlines – July 3, 2016

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics including high containment lab incidents, battling antibiotic resistance, and the future of Plum Island. POLICY &…

Biodefense Headlines – June 26, 2016

Biodefense Headlines – June 26, 2016

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics including the life science – biodefense complex, local public health bracing for Zika, and clinical management…

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RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

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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JOURNAL HUBS

“We call on researchers, journals and funders to ensure that research findings and data relevant to this outbreak are shared rapidly and openly to inform the public health response and help save lives.” – Wellcome Trust

NEJM Novel Coronavirus

JAMA Network 2019-nCoV

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Elsevier Novel Coronavirus Information Center

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ASM Journal Network Coronavirus Articles American Society for Microbiology

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