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Coronavirus Update: What's New In The Evolving Outbreak

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-25 17:55, modified on 2020-01-26 00:38

The number of infections continue to grow in an outbreak spreading throughout China. Cases have been confirmed in the U.S., Europe and Australia as well. Here are the latest updates on the illness.


PHOTOS: What It's Like Living Through An Outbreak

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-25 13:56, modified on 2020-01-26 01:41

Shopping with a face mask, getting screened for fever — they're some of the challenges posed by the Wuhan coronavirus.


Coronavirus FAQs: Do Masks Help? Is The Disease Really So Mysterious?

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-25 12:00, modified at 22:14

We're answering a few questions that you may be asking about the new coronavirus outbreak. And we invite you to send us your questions.


How Super Sniffer Dogs Are Helping Detect Disease Around The World

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-25 11:11, modified on 2020-01-26 01:55

Our canine buddies can do more than play fetch. Turns out dogs' incredible sense of smell is a secret weapon in medicine.


Pentagon Says 34 U.S. Troops Suffered Brain Injuries From Iranian Missile Strike

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-24 21:39, modified at 22:28

More than half the American troops diagnosed with concussions were transferred from the Iraqi base that was attacked to Germany or the U.S.


'Please Help Me.' What People In China Are Saying About The Outbreak On Social Media

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-24 19:48, modified at 22:39

Residents in Wuhan and other Chinese cities affected by the Wuhan coronavirus are using platforms like Weibo to share their fears and frustrations.


Drug To Prevent Premature Birth Divides Doctors, Insurers And FDA Experts

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-24 16:23, modified at 22:39

An expert panel convened by the FDA says the drug Makena should be withdrawn from the market because a review of its effectiveness shows it doesn't work. But OB-GYNS who prescribe the drug disagree.


2nd U.S. Case Of Wuhan Coronavirus Confirmed

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-24 16:07, modified on 2020-01-25 19:29

Health officials announced that a second person in the United States is infected with the dangerous new coronavirus and that 50 more possible cases in the U.S. are under investigation.


China Hurriedly Building Quarantine Center In Effort To Contain Wuhan Virus

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-24 10:02, modified on 2020-01-25 00:35

Hundreds of workers were told to get the center near the city of Wuhan built in under a week as authorities cope with the new viral pneumonia that has killed 41 people and infected over 1,000 others.


Wuhan Coronavirus 101: What We Do — And Don't — Know About A Newly Identified Disease

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-24 09:00, modified on 2020-01-25 19:35

The virus was identified in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December, and the number of confirmed cases is rapidly increasing. Here's what we do — and don't — know about coronavirus 2019-nCoV.


China's Coronavirus Is Spreading. But How?

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-24 09:00, modified at 11:24

A deadly virus believed to have originated in China was found in the US this week. NPR global health correspondent Jason Beaubien explains what we know and don't know about the disease — and the likelihood it will continue to spread.

Follow Jason on Twitter @jasonbnpr. More of NPR's reporting on the virus can be found here.

Follow host Maddie Sofia on Twitter @maddie_sofia. Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.


China Halts Transportation Out Of Wuhan To Contain Coronavirus. Could It Backfire?

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-24 01:22, modified at 02:41

Experts say China's move is unprecedented. Here's why they're opposed.


Pharmaceutical Executive John Kapoor Sentenced To 66 Months In Prison In Opioid Trial

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-23 21:29, modified on 2020-01-24 15:24

His sentencing is the culmination of a months-long criminal trial that resulted in the first successful prosecution of pharmaceutical executives tied to the opioid epidemic.


MAP: Confirmed Cases Of Wuhan Coronavirus

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-23 21:26, modified on 2020-01-24 22:31

A look at the cities, provinces and countries where the newly identified Wuhan coronavirus has spread.


Can Airport Screening Help Stop The Spread Of Wuhan Coronavirus?

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-23 18:36, modified on 2020-01-24 02:51

A new illness is spreading throughout China and other parts of the world, including one confirmed case in the U.S. As airports ramp up screening efforts, public health experts question if they help.


A Corporate Hospital System Buys A Small Hospital. What Happens Next?

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-23 16:06, modified on 2020-01-24 19:59

Corporate hospital systems are acquiring smaller hospitals, particularly in rural areas. What does this mean for staff and patients?


Most Americans Are Lonely, And Our Workplace Culture May Not Be Helping

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-23 11:00, modified on 2020-01-24 15:30

A new survey of 10,000 Americans finds 61% of us are lonely. Young people, men and those new at their jobs are some of the hardest hit.


Federal Government May Tighten Restrictions On Service Animals On Planes

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-23 10:00, modified at 16:26

One of the biggest changes is that the Department of Transportation would no longer require airlines to consider emotional support animals as service animals, as they have in the past.


Chinese Authorities Begin Quarantine Of Wuhan City As Coronavirus Cases Multiply

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-23 08:35, modified on 2020-01-24 02:53

Transportation in and out of the city of 11 million is being shut down as cases of the coronavirus are being reported throughout China and abroad. Wuhan is believed to be the contagion's epicenter.


How Does Wuhan Coronavirus Compare With MERS, SARS And The Common Cold?

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-22 20:31, modified on 2020-01-25 20:00

The virus that has emerged in China is part of a family known as coronaviruses. Here's how some of the best-known coronaviruses compare with this newly identified member of the viral family.


Public Transport In Wuhan Suspended Due To Coronavirus Concerns

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-22 19:47, modified on 2020-01-25 19:46

It's the most dramatic change in the wake of the newly discovered virus, which has so far infected some 500 individuals and killed 17. Will it help stem the outbreak?