Collecting travel history during medical tests may help contain coronavirus: Study
Integrating travel history information into routine medical tests could help stem the rapidly widening global coronavirus outbreak, as well as future pandemics, according to a study which may lead to new protocols for clinicians and officials working to contain epidemics.
How to make India ready for future coronavirus-like crises
India must combine its infectious diseases data-mining prowess with advanced medic...
Fever, headache, body pain & difficulty in breathing: Symptoms of coronavirus similar to SARS
The infection is capable of spreading from pers...
China's coronavirus death toll climbs to 813 but new cases fall
With 91 more people dying, most in Hubei province, the novel coronavirus death toll is now higher than the 774 people killed worldwide by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) epidemic that started in southern China.
Coronavirus: Over 100 people are kept under observation in Kerala, Maharashtra & Rajasthan
The Wuhan virus, now officially called 2019-nCoV, has been scaring a lot of people, especially in East Asia.Singapore which has close ties w...
China's Coronavirus afflictions claim 41 lives, nearly 1300 confirmed cases, 237 critical
The virus has spread to Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Nepal, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and the United States as of Thursday. Japan on Friday reported a second confirmed case.
'Novel Chinese coronavirus may have transmitted to humans from snakes'
According to the researchers, including Wei Ji from Peking University Health Science Centre in China, patients who became infected with the coronavirus -- named 2019-nCoV by the World Health Organization (WHO) -- were exposed to wildlife animals at a wholesale market, where seafood, poultry, snake, bats, and farm animals were sold.
Air India jumbo plane ready for evacuation of Indians from Wuhan
Some 250 Indians are to be evacuated, a source said, adding, "we are awaiting clearances from Ministry of External Affairs and also from Health Ministry. The Health Ministry's nod is required because the operating crew has to fly in a virus outbreak territory."
Coronavirus: Mumbai man in hospital for possible exposure
The man, a resident of Tardeo in south Mumbai, is currently kept under observation at Kasturba Hospital in the city.
Researchers have identified potential target for antiviral treatment for COVID-19
The scientists assessed the intricate procedure of membrane fusion in the viruses, which they said is a critical part of the mechanism by which coronaviruses spread.
COVID-19 outbreak: MERS & SARS had higher fatality rates
In the first large analysis of more than 44,000 cases from China, the death rate was 10 times higher in the very elderly compared to the middle-aged.
Coronavirus in sewage portended Covid-19 outbreak in Dutch city
The so-called SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is often excreted in an infected person’s stool.
China's Communist Party faces its biggest crisis since SARS
China's ruling Communist Party needs to make a politically fraught decision: Admit a viral outbreak isn't under control and cancel this year's highest-profile official event. The party is already facing criticism of its heavy-handed censorship, on display during the outbreak, and other social controls under President Xi Jinping, who took power in 2012.
SARS stung world economy. Coronavirus is a bigger menace
China’s economic growth is expected to slip this year to 5.6%, down from 6.1% last year, according to a conservative forecast from Oxford Economics that is based on the effect of the virus so far. That would, in turn, reduce global economic growth for the year by 0.2%, to an annual rate of 2.3% — the slowest pace since the global financial crisis a decade ago.
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