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Eugenia Kendall, right, wears a mask outside of the Vacaville City Hall while standing with her husband, Ivan, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Vacaville, Calif. On Wednesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a case of coronavirus in Solano County, California. It's believed to be the first case in the U.S. of someone who has not traveled abroad or been in close contact with someone who has. Eugenia Kendall says she wears a mask because her immune system has been weakened from the chemotherapy she receives for ovarian cancer. Ivan Kendall says the they are not paranoid, just being practical. (AP Photo/Don Thompson)

Agency: 2nd US Case Of Person Who Got Virus From California Community

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Health officials have confirmed the second case of novel coronavirus in the United States believed to have been transmitted to a person...
This Aug. 2, 2018, file photo shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration building behind FDA logos at a bus stop on the agency's campus in Silver Spring, Md. Health officials reported the first U.S. drug shortage tied to the viral outbreak that is disrupting production in China, but they declined to identify the manufacturer or the product. The Food and Drug Administration said late Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, that the drug's maker contacted health officials recently about the shortage, which it blamed on a manufacturing issue with the medicine's key ingredient. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

US Reports First Drug Shortage Tied To Coronavirus Outbreak

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By MATTHEW PERRONE and LINDA A. JOHNSON Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials reported the first U.S....
In this Feb. 5, 2020, file photo, a plane carrying evacuees from the virus zone in China lands at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego. An evacuee from China has tested positive for the coronavirus and has been isolated at a San Diego hospital, a person with direct knowledge of the matter tells The Associated Press, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Whistleblower: Feds Helping Evacuees Lacked Virus Protection in California

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By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A government whistleblower has filed a complaint alleging that some federal...
Doctors look at a CT scan of a patient at a hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. China counted 170 deaths from a new virus Thursday and more countries reported infections, including some spread locally, as foreign evacuees from China's worst-hit region returned home to medical observation and even isolation. (Chinatopix via AP)

Growing Concerns Of Coronavirus Should Spur Plans – Not Panic – In The Workplace

Chances are, if you work for a large company, you received an email like one sent to Volkswagen employees Monday: Coronavirus concerns mean some...
California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks to members of the press at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Newsom spoke about the state's response to novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a possible first case of person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 in California in the general public.(AP Photo/Randall Benton)

States Ramp Up Coronavirus Preparations, Try To Reassure Public; California Monitoring 8,400 People For...

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By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press With worries growing about the new coronavirus in the U.S., state officials...
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. (CDC via AP)

‘What The Health?’: Prepping For The Coronavirus Pandemic

<br /> Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. President Donald Trump has named Vice President Mike Pence to lead the nation’s effort...
President Donald Trump with Vice President Mike Pence, left, and members of the president's coronavirus task force speaks during a news conference at the Brady press briefing room of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

New US Coronavirus Case May Be FIRST From Unknown Origin

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By DON THOMPSON and MIKE STOBBE SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new coronavirus case in California could be...
In this Feb. 24, 2020, file photo trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, Feb. 27. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Markets Shudder Again On Coronavirus Fears, Extending Recent Rout

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By DAMIAN J. TROISE and STAN CHOE AP Business Writers NEW YORK (AP) — Investors are dumping stocks...
A fan wearing a protective mask takes a picture with her cell phone prior the Champions League, round of 16, first leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Manchester City at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Facebook Bans Ads With False Claims About New Coronavirus

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook said Wednesday that it is banning ads that make false claims about products tied to the new...
Plane taking off

Flight Attendant Diagnosed With Coronavirus After Flight To Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A Korean Air flight attendant who worked on flights out of Los Angeles International Airport was diagnosed today...
Workers wearing face masks spray disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus in front of Myungsung Church in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. The number of new virus infections in South Korea jumped again Wednesday and the U.S. military reported its first case among its soldiers based in the Asian country, with his case and many others connected to a southeastern city with an illness cluster. (Yun Dong-jin/Yonhap via AP)

Globe Battles Coronavirus As Cases Multiply Outside China

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By KIM TONG-HYUNG and MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Crews scrubbed everything from money...
In this Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, photo, a medical worker records down a patient's condition at Jinyintan Hospital designated for new coronavirus infected patients, in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. China reported thousands new virus cases and more deaths in its update Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 on a disease outbreak that has caused milder illness in most people, an assessment that promoted guarded optimism from global health authorities. (Chinatopix via AP)

As The Coronavirus Spreads, Americans Lose Ground Against Other Health Threats

For much of the 20th century, medical progress seemed limitless. Antibiotics revolutionized the care of infections. Vaccines turned deadly childhood diseases into distant memories. Americans...
A health worker wears protective suit at the infectious disease clinic in Zagreb, Croatia, where the first coronavirus case in Croatia is hospitalized, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Croatia confirmed its first case of coronavirus in a man who had been to Milan, the capital of Lombardy, Italy. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

‘Time Is everything’: World Braces For Spread Of Coronavirus

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By CARLA K. JOHNSON AP Medical Writer China's massive travel restrictions, house-to-house checks, huge isolation wards and lockdowns...

California Judge Orders Talks About Plan To Move Coronavirus Patients To City

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By AMY TAXIN and ROBERT JABLON Associated Press SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday...
Italian Army soldiers check transit to and from the cordoned areas near Turano Lodigiano, Northern Italy, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Civil protection officials on Tuesday reported a large jump of cases in Italy, from 222 to 283. Seven people have died, all of them elderly people suffering other pathologies. (Claudio Furlan/Lapresse via AP)

Italy Sees 45% Rise In Virus Cases, 10 Deaths

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By NICOLE WINFIELD, CIARAN GILES and GIADA ZAMPANO ROME (AP) — Civil protection officials in Italy say the...
A man wearing a sanitary mask walks past the Duomo gothic cathedral in Milan, Italy, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. Italy has been scrambling to check the spread of Europe's first major outbreak of the new viral disease amid rapidly rising numbers of infections and calling off the popular Venice Carnival, scrapping major league soccer matches in the stricken area and shuttering theaters, including Milan's legendary La Scala. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Coronavirus Pushes Beyond Asia, Taking Aim At Europe, Mideast

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By KIM TONG-HYUNG and MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The new virus took aim...
MERS-CoV particles on camel epithelial cells - Photographer: NIAID

Hearing Set On Attempt To Block Move Of San Diego Coronavirus Patients

COSTA MESA (CNS) - An "expedited hearing'' on Costa Mesa's attempt to block plans to house as many as 50 coronavirus patients...
Trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. Stocks are opening sharply lower on Wall Street, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average down more than 700 points, as virus cases spread beyond China, threatening to disrupt the global economy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Coronavirus Outbreak Chills Markets, Outlook For Global Economy

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By DAVID McHUGH AP Business Writer FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The widening coronavirus outbreak threatens to seriously disrupt...
Workers wearing protective gears spray disinfectant as a precaution against the COVID-19 at a local market in Daegu, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. South Korea's president has put the country on its highest alert for infectious diseases and says officials should take "unprecedented, powerful" steps to fight a viral outbreak. (Im Hwa-young/Yonhap via AP)

South Korea Leader: ‘Unprecedented’ Steps Needed to Fight Coronavirus

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By HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president said Sunday that he was putting...
Doctors look at a CT scan of a patient at a hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. China counted 170 deaths from a new virus Thursday and more countries reported infections, including some spread locally, as foreign evacuees from China's worst-hit region returned home to medical observation and even isolation. (Chinatopix via AP)

Judge Halts Plan to Move Virus Patients to Costa Mesa California

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — A court temporarily blocked the U.S. government from sending up to 50 people infected with a new...
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. (CDC via AP)

Infections Climb in South Korea as World Fights Virus

By KIM TONG-HYUNG Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea reported an eight-fold jump in viral infections...
The building housing the biocontainment unit at Nebraska Medical Center is seen in this Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 photo in Omaha, Neb. The center is treating patient potentially exposed to a viral outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. (AP Photo/Josh Funk)

US Coronavirus Cases Climb To 35 With Return Of Cruise Passengers

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By CARLA K. JOHNSON AP Medical Writer At least 18 Americans who returned home from a quarantined cruise...
Two people are silhouetted against the sky as they walk in in the center of Codogno, near Lodi in Northern Italy, Friday, Feb. 21,2020. Health officials reported the country's first cases of contagion of COVID-19 in people who had not been in China. The hospital in Codogno is one of the hospitals - along with specialized Sacco Hospital in Milan - which is hosting the infected persons and the people that were in contact with them and are being isolated. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Italy Sees Coronavirus Cases Quadruple In A Day As Cluster Emerges

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By LUCA BRUNO and NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press CODOGNO, Italy (AP) — The number of people in Italy...
In this Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, photo, a medical worker records down a patient's condition at Jinyintan Hospital designated for new coronavirus infected patients, in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. China reported thousands new virus cases and more deaths in its update Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 on a disease outbreak that has caused milder illness in most people, an assessment that promoted guarded optimism from global health authorities. (Chinatopix via AP)

Coronavirus Testing: MedlinePlus Lab Test Information

What is coronavirus testing? Coronavirus testing looks for signs of a coronavirus infection in nasal secretions, blood, or other...
A bus carrying the passengers from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship prepares to leave a port in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. The cruise ship started letting passengers who tested negative for the virus leave the ship Wednesday. Test results are still pending for some people on board. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

4 Coronavirus Patients From Cruise Ship Moving To Washington State

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By CARLA K. JOHNSON AP Medical Writer SEATTLE (AP) — Four Americans who tested positive for the new...
In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo, Wendy Kerley gives Ethan Getman, 15, a shot of the flu vaccine at the Cordova Shot Nurse clinic in Memphis, Tenn. A second wave of flu is hitting the U.S., turning this into one of the nastiest flu seasons for children in a decade. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian via AP, File)

Total Number Of Flu Deaths Reaches 63 In San Diego County

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A half-dozen influenza-related deaths were confirmed last week in San Diego County, bringing the number of fatalities so...
In this Feb. 12, 2020, file photo Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before the Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Wednesday, Feb. 19, the Federal Reserve releases minutes from its January meeting. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Fed Seems Inclined To Keep Rates Low As Coronavirus Poses Risks

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By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials were mostly optimistic about the U.S....
In this Feb. 18, 2020, photo released by Xinhua News Agency, workers go door to door to check the temperature of residents during a health screening campaign in the Qingheju Community, Qingshan District of Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. Protective suit-clad inspectors in the epicenter of China's viral outbreak went door-to-door to find every infected person in the central city suffering most from an epidemic that is showing signs of waning as new cases fell for a second day. (Cheng Min/Xinhua via AP)

Iran State News Agency Says Coronavirus Has Killed 2 Citizens

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By AMIR VAHDAT Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The new virus has killed two elderly Iranian citizens,...
In this Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, photo, a nurse prepares medicines for patients at Jinyintan Hospital designated for new coronavirus infected patients, in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. China reported thousands new virus cases and more deaths in its update Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 on a disease outbreak that has caused milder illness in most people, an assessment that promoted guarded optimism from global health authorities. (Chinatopix via AP)

Is The Coronavirus More ‘Deadly’ Than Flu? Not Exactly

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By The Associated Press What's more deadly — the flu, SARS or the new coronavirus discovered in China?
In this Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, photo, a medical worker records down a patient's condition at Jinyintan Hospital designated for new coronavirus infected patients, in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. China reported thousands new virus cases and more deaths in its update Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 on a disease outbreak that has caused milder illness in most people, an assessment that promoted guarded optimism from global health authorities. (Chinatopix via AP)

Russia To Ban Entry Of Chinese Nationals To Halt Virus

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BERLIN (AP) — Russia will temporarily ban Chinese nationals from entering the country due to the virus outbreak centered in China that...
Medical workers check on the conditions of patients in Jinyintan Hospital, designated for critical COVID-19 patients, in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. China on Thursday reported 254 new deaths and a spike in virus cases of 15,152, after the hardest-hit province of Hubei applied a new classification system that broadens the scope of diagnoses for the outbreak, which has spread to more than 20 countries. (Chinatopix Via AP)

Coronavirus Claims Life Of Hospital Director In Hard-Hit Wuhan

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By YANAN WANG Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — As a mysterious new virus enveloped central China's Wuhan early...
In this Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, photo, medical workers move a person who died from COVID-19 at a hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. Chinese authorities on Monday reported a slight upturn in new virus cases and hundred more deaths for a total of thousands since the outbreak began two months ago. (Chinatopix via AP)

China Reports 1,886 New Virus Cases, Death Toll Up By 98

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Mainland China reported 1,886 new virus cases and 98 more deaths for a total of 1,868 in its update Tuesday, following a...
In this Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, photo, medical workers move a person who died from COVID-19 at a hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. Chinese authorities on Monday reported a slight upturn in new virus cases and hundred more deaths for a total of thousands since the outbreak began two months ago. (Chinatopix via AP)

Chinese Health Report Says 80% Of Virus Cases Have Been “Mild”

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By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer Health officials in China have published the first details on nearly...
In a Feb. 14, 2020 file photo, employees wear face masks as they stand in a reopened Apple Store in Beijing. Apple Inc. is warning investors that it won't meet its second-quarter financial guidance because the viral outbreak in China has cut production of iPhones. The Cupertino, California-based company said Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 that all of its iPhone manufacturing facilities are outside Hubei province, and all have been reopened, but production is ramping up slowly. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

Apple Warns China Coronavirus Will Cut iPhone Production, Sales

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CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple Inc. is warning investors that it won't meet its second-quarter financial guidance because the viral outbreak in...
In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo, Wendy Kerley gives Ethan Getman, 15, a shot of the flu vaccine at the Cordova Shot Nurse clinic in Memphis, Tenn. A second wave of flu is hitting the U.S., turning this into one of the nastiest flu seasons for children in a decade. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian via AP, File)

Worst Flu Season In A Decade For California Children

LOS ANGELES, CA — This winter's flu season is on track to be one of the worst in more than a decade,...
In this image from a video taken on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, Paul Molesky, right, and Cheryl Molesky, who evacuated off the quarantined cruise ship the Diamond Princess, film selfie video aboard a Kalitta Air plane bound for the U.S., at Haneda airport in Tokyo.(Cheryl and Paul Molesky via AP)

Trading Quarantines, Americans From Cruise Land in US

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TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — Two charter flights carrying cruise ship passengers from Japan landed at military bases in California...
In this Feb. 13, 2020 photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, nurses in protective suits treat a patient in the intensive care unit at Ditan Hospital in Beijing, one of the hospitals in China's capital that are receiving COVID-19 patients. China on Friday reported another sharp rise in the number of people infected with a new virus, as the death toll neared 1,400. (Zhang Yuwei/Xinhua via AP)

China Reports Major Drop In Coronavirus Cases; 143 New Deaths

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By YANAN WANG Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China reported Saturday a figure of 2,641 new virus cases,...
In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo, Wendy Kerley gives Ethan Getman, 15, a shot of the flu vaccine at the Cordova Shot Nurse clinic in Memphis, Tenn. A second wave of flu is hitting the U.S., turning this into one of the nastiest flu seasons for children in a decade. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian via AP, File)

Amid Coronavirus Fears, A Second Wave Of Flu Hits US Kids

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By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — A second wave of flu is hitting the...
A woman wears safety goggles, a face mask, and rubber gloves as she rides a nearly empty subway train in Beijing, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. China on Friday reported another sharp rise in the number of people infected with a new virus, as the death toll neared 1,400. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Coronavirus Infects More Than 1,700 Health Workers In China, 6 Die

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By KEN MORITSUGU Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — More than 1,700 Chinese medical workers have been infected by...
MERS-CoV particles on camel epithelial cells - Photographer: NIAID

“Miscommunication” To Blame For San Diego Coronavirus Mixup, More Cases Likely

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A "miscommunication'' was the reason one patient currently at UC San Diego Health with novel coronavirus was accidentally...
Funeral workers disinfect themselves after handling a virus victim in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. China counted 170 deaths from a new virus Thursday and more countries reported infections, including some spread locally, as foreign evacuees from China's worst-hit region returned home to medical observation and even isolation. (Chinatopix via AP)

Coronavirus Tests Public Health Infrastructure In The Heartland

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Every weekday at noon since Jan. 27, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Director Randall Williams gathers his...
A doctor checks the conditions of a patient in Jinyintan Hospital, designated for critical COVID-19 patients, in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. China on Thursday reported 254 new deaths and a spike in virus cases of 15,152, after the hardest-hit province of Hubei applied a new classification system that broadens the scope of diagnoses for the outbreak, which has spread to more than 20 countries. (Chinatopix Via AP)

China Reports Spike In Coronavirus Cases With New Way Of Counting

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By YANAN WANG Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday reported a sharp spike in deaths and...
Flu vaccinations make their way to U.S. Army in Europe- Everystockphoto: Photographer - USACE Europe District

San Diego County Flu Death Toll Rises To 57; Number Of Cases Down 3rd...

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Seven influenza-related deaths were confirmed last week in San Diego County, bringing the number of fatalities so far...
Security guards hold the curtain for a cyclist to past through a disinfectant spray in order to return home at a residential complex in northern China's Tianjin Municipality Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. China's daily death toll from a new virus topped 100 for the first time and pushed the total past 1,000 dead, authorities said Tuesday after leader Xi Jinping visited a health center to rally public morale amid little sign the contagion is abating. (Chinatopix Via AP) CHINA OUT

Fall In New Cases Raises Hope In Coronavirus Outbreak In China

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By KEN MORITSUGU Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — The number of new cases of the coronavirus in China...
In this Feb. 10, 2020, file photo, a cleaner walks through a deserted compound of a commercial office building in Beijing. Chinese authorities are struggling to strike a delicate balance between containing a deadly viral outbreak and restarting the world’s second-biggest economy after weeks of paralysis. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

Businesses Struggle To Fix Supply Chains Disrupted By Coronavirus

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By PAUL WISEMAN, ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and DAVID KOENIG AP Business Writers WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese authorities are struggling...
Dr. Nancy Knight, center, of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention talks to reporters, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, Calif. Nearly 200 evacuees are ending a two-week quarantine at the Southern California military base, where they have been living since flying out of China in the wake of a deadly viral outbreak. None have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, which has claimed more than 1,000 lives worldwide. Hundreds of evacuees remain under quarantine at other bases in California, Texas and Nebraska. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)

Riverside Evacuee Group Cleared To Leave Coronavirus Quarantine In US

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A group of 195 evacuees was cleared Tuesday to end a two-week quarantine at a Southern California military...
Personnels wearing protective suits wait near an entrance at the Cheung Hong Estate, a public housing estate during evacuation of residents in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. The Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health evacuated some residents from the public housing estate after two cases of novel coronavirus infection to stop the potential risk of further spread of the virus. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

China Still Mostly Closed Down As Virus Deaths Pass 1,000

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By JOE McDONALD Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — The daily death toll in China from a new virus...
In this Feb. 5, 2020, file photo, a plane carrying evacuees from the virus zone in China lands at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego. An evacuee from China has tested positive for the coronavirus and has been isolated at a San Diego hospital, a person with direct knowledge of the matter tells The Associated Press, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

First New Virus Case Found Among Evacuatees From China To US, San Diego Confirms

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By ELLIOT SPAGAT SAN DIEGO (AP) — The first confirmed case of novel coronavirus has been found among...
In this Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, photo taken by the passenger, medical workers in protective suits talk togther on the cruise ship Diamond Princess anchored off Yokohama, south of Tokyo. The 3,700 people on board faced a two-week quarantine in their cabins. Health workers said Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, 10 more people from the Diamond Princess were confirmed sickened with the virus, in addition to 10 others who tested positive on Wednesday. The 10 were dropped off as the ship docks and transferred to nearby hospitals for further test and treatment. (@daxa_tw via AP)

‘A Floating Prison’: Cruise of Asia Ends in Coronavirus Quarantine – Updated

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UPDATE 2-11-20: A group of Japanese passengers on board a quarantined cruise ship have asked the country's health ministry to improve...
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British Traveler With Coronavirus May Have Exposed Dozens

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By DANICA KIRKA Associated Press LONDON (AP) — A middle-aged businessman from England who vacationed in the Alps...
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. (CDC via AP)

When It Comes To The New Coronavirus, Just Who Is A ‘Close Contact’?

Even as U.S. authorities have taken the drastic steps of quarantining residents returning from China, and temporarily banning foreign visitors who recently traveled to...
NIH - National Institutes of Health

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Advice for the Public: Myth Busters From National Institute of Health

Are hand dryers effective in killing the new coronavirus? No. Hand dryers are not effective in killing the 2019-nCoV. To protect yourself against the new...
Doctors look at a CT scan of a patient at a hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. China counted 170 deaths from a new virus Thursday and more countries reported infections, including some spread locally, as foreign evacuees from China's worst-hit region returned home to medical observation and even isolation. (Chinatopix via AP)

China’s Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses SARS But New Cases Fall

By JOE McDONALD Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China's virus death toll rose by 89 on Sunday to 811,...
In this Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, photo, a nurse feeds water to a patient in the isolation ward for 2019-nCoV patients at a hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. The number of confirmed cases of the new virus has risen again in China Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, as the ruling Communist Party faced anger and recriminations from the public over the death of a doctor who was threatened by police after trying to sound the alarm about the disease over a month ago. (Chinatopix via AP)

China Coronavirus Cases Increase as More Preventive Measures Taken

BEIJING (AP) — The rate of increase in new cases of the virus in China rose again after a brief respite, as...
People wearing masks, attend a vigil for late Chinese doctor Li Wenliang, in Hong Kong, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. The death of a young doctor who was reprimanded for warning about China's new virus triggered an outpouring Friday of praise for him and fury that communist authorities put politics above public safety. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Anger And Coronavirus Cases Grow In China With 722 Total Deaths

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BEIJING (AP) — The number of confirmed cases of the new virus has risen again in China while fatalities increased to 722...
Hepatitis Virus

Long Beach Officials Link Hepatitis Outbreak To Downtown Steakhouse

LONG BEACH (CNS) - Long Beach health officials said today they have confirmed "several'' cases of hepatitis A in customers who ate...
Measles is no joke - Photographer: CDC Global

L.A. County Health Officials Confirm 5 New Measles Cases

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles County health officials today confirmed five new cases of measles and warned of possible exposure at...
MERS-CoV particles on camel epithelial cells - Photographer: NIAID

2 Jets With Americans Escaping Virus Zone Land In California

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FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Two jets carrying about 350 Americans fleeing the virus zone in China landed Wednesday morning at an Air...
MERS-CoV particles on camel epithelial cells - Photographer: NIAID

UCLA Study: Coronavirus Screening Misses More Than Half of Infected Patients

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Screening travelers for the 2019 coronavirus is not very effective and will catch less than half of infected...
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. (CDC via AP)

L.A. County Health Officials Outline Plans to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials today outlined the latest plans to prevent the spread of...
MERS-CoV particles on camel epithelial cells - Photographer: NIAID

San Francisco: Hospital Treating Two Previously Reported Novel Coronavirus Cases

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)- A hospital in San Francisco is treating two people from another California county for novel coronavirus, cases that were...
The Huoshenshan temporary field hospital under construction is seen as it nears completion in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. The Philippines on Sunday reported the first death from a new virus outside of China, where authorities delayed the opening of schools in the worst-hit province and tightened quarantine measures in a city that allow only one family member to venture out to buy supplies. (Chinatopix via AP)

China Opens Virus Hospital, Market Plunges As Toll Grows

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By KEN MORITSUGU Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China opened a new hospital built in 10 days, infused cash...
In this Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 file photo, a British Airways plane, at left, is towed past other planes sitting parked at Heathrow Airport in London. British Airways and Asian budget carriers Lion Air and Seoul Air are suspending all flights to China as fears spread about the outbreak of a new virus that has killed more than 130 people. British Airways said Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, it is immediately suspending all flights to and from mainland China after the U.K. government warned against unnecessary travel to the country. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

Department of Homeland Security: New Airport Screening to Begin Amid Coronavirus Concerns

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WASHINGTON (AP) — As the U.S. steps up its response to the coronavirus outbreak, the Department of Homeland Security is warning airline...
FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, file photo, South Koreans evacuated from Wuhan, China, disembark from a chartered flight at Gimpo Airport in Seoul, South Korea. A scary new virus from China has spread around the world. So has rising anti-Chinese sentiment, calls for a full travel ban on Chinese visitors and indignities for Chinese and other Asians. South Korean websites have been flooded with comments calling on the government to block or expel Chinese and racist remarks about Chinese eating habits and hygiene. (Kim Kyun-hyun/Newsis via AP, File)

More Europeans Flee China Virus as Plane Lands in France

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A second French-chartered plane carrying 300 evacuees from China flew to France on Sunday as more foreigners fled China's rapidly spreading virus.
In this Jan. 16, 2020, file photo, an investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage in Beijing. Several factors are pointing to a possible rebound in emerging market stocks this year. Stocks in China and other developing economies notched solid gains in 2019, but lagged the blockbuster market returns delivered by publicly traded companies in the U.S. and other developed economies. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

China Readies Cushion for Virus Shock When Markets Re-open Monday

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BEIJING (AP) — China's central bank announced plans Sunday to inject 1.2 trillion yuan ($173 billion) into the economy to cushion the...
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. (CDC via AP)

New China Novel Coronavirus Details Show Challenge for Outbreak Control

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It can spread person to person, even if someone is showing no symptoms. The next in line can continue to pass it...
People wear face masks as they leave a Walmart grocery store in Beijing, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. China's death toll from a new virus rose to 259 on Saturday and a World Health Organization official said other governments need to prepare for"domestic outbreak control" if the disease spreads in their countries. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Experts: Travel Bans, Business Closures Could Hurt Economy

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Travel restrictions and business closures aimed at stopping the spread of a new virus that has killed more than...
In this Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, photo, a government worker in a protective suit checks the temperature of a person under home quarantine in Zouping in eastern China's Shandong Province. China's death toll from a new virus has increased to 304 with more than 14,000 cases, amid warnings from the World Health Organization that other countries need to be prepared in the event the disease spreads among their populations. (Chinatopix via AP)

China Announces 304 deaths, 14,380 Total Cases in Coronavirus Outbreak As More Countries Impose...

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BEIJING (AP) — China’s death toll from a new virus increased to 304 on Sunday amid warnings from the World Health Organization...
Army Sgt. 1st Class John Martinez answers questions from Lance Cpl. Preston Moehring, a military police officer with Provost Marshal’s Office at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.

San Diego’s Miramar Base Picked for Possible Coronavirus Quarantine

MIRAMAR (CNS) - The Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and three other military bases nationwide have been chosen to house 1,000 people...
Two girls with face masks ride the subway in Hong Kong, Saturday, Feb, 1, 2020. China’s death toll from a new virus has risen to 259 and a World Health Organization official says other governments need to prepare for“domestic outbreak control” if the disease spreads. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

China’s Death Toll From a New Virus Rose to 259 on Saturday

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BEIJING (AP) — China’s death toll from a new virus rose to 259 on Saturday and a World Health Organization official said...
Dr. Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, Los Angeles County Health Office, right, briefs the media on Coronavirus in San Gabriel, Calif., Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, as the outbreak reaches Southern California. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

US Chinese Communities Rattled by Virus, Cancel New Year Events

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ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) — The rapid spread of a new virus from China has cast a pall across Chinese American communities, with...
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. (CDC via AP)

CDC: What to Do if You Are Sick with 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

If you are sick with 2019-nCoV follow the steps below to help prevent 2019-nCoV from spreading to people in your home...
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Bay Area’s 1st Confirmed Case Of Coronavirus Found In Santa Clara County

SAN JOSE (BCN)- A Santa Clara County man is the first confirmed Bay Area case of the coronavirus, which has killed 213...
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, front, and other government officials wear protective face masks before a press conference in Hong Kong, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. China has moved to lock down at least three big cities in an unprecedented effort to contain the deadly new virus that has sickened hundreds of people and spread to other parts of the world. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

Public Health Officials Offer Scant Details On U.S. Coronavirus Patients

Disclosure this week of a sixth case in the United States of a new viral infection emerging from China — and the first confirmed...
Doctors look at a CT scan of a patient at a hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. China counted 170 deaths from a new virus Thursday and more countries reported infections, including some spread locally, as foreign evacuees from China's worst-hit region returned home to medical observation and even isolation. (Chinatopix via AP)

UN agency Declares Global Emergency Over Coronavirus From China

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By MARIA CHENG and JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization declared the outbreak sparked...
Doctors look at a CT scan of a patient at a hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. China counted 170 deaths from a new virus Thursday and more countries reported infections, including some spread locally, as foreign evacuees from China's worst-hit region returned home to medical observation and even isolation. (Chinatopix via AP)

What is 2019 novel coronavirus?

What is 2019 novel coronavirus? The 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a new virus that causes respiratory illness in people and can...
MERS-CoV particles on camel epithelial cells - Photographer: NIAID

San Diego County Investigates Possible Coronavirus Infection

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A possible San Diego County case of the coronavirus, which has killed more than 100 people, is being...
A closed entrance at the north terminal at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska, where a flight plane carrying U.S. citizens being evacuated from Wuhan, China is expected later Tuesday, is seen Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Jet Evacuates Americans from China Coronavirus Outbreak Zone to California’s March Airforce Base

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An airplane that a federal official said was evacuating as many as 240 Americans from a Chinese city...
Travelers from Beijing , wearing masks, arrive at Charles de Gaulle airport, north of Paris, early Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. France's government announced Sunday it will repatriate up to hundreds of French citizens from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a deadly new virus. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

What is the Novel Coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal...
Travelers from Beijing , wearing masks, arrive at Charles de Gaulle airport, north of Paris, early Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. France's government announced Sunday it will repatriate up to hundreds of French citizens from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a deadly new virus. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

Countries Evaluate Evacuation of Citizens in Coronavirus Epicenter

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TOKYO (AP) — Countries with citizens in the central Chinese city that's the epicenter of a viral outbreak are planning evacuations as...
A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Shares tumbled Monday in the few Asian markets open as China announced sharp increases in the number of people affected in an outbreak of a potentially deadly virus. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Asian Stocks Fall as Coronavirus Fears Spook Markets, Hit Tourism

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BANGKOK (AP) Shares tumbled Monday in the few Asian markets open as China announced sharp increases in the number of people affected...
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Coronavirus Virus Comes to LA, Case Reported in Los Angeles County Today

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Health officials confirmed the first case of coronavirus in Los Angeles County today. "The infected...
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Coronavirus Comes to California – Visitor to Orange County Tests Positive

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SANTA ANA (CNS) - California's first case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Orange County after a traveler from Wuhan, China --...
MERS-CoV particles on camel epithelial cells - Photographer: NIAID

SFO: CDC Screening For CoronaVirus At San Francisco International Airport

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (BCN)- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is screening passengers arriving to SFO from Wuhan, China for...
MERS-CoV particles on camel epithelial cells - Photographer: NIAID

Report: Passenger Arrives At LAX With Potential Coronavirus Symptoms

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A passenger on a flight that landed at Los Angeles International Airport showed symptoms of the coronavirus, it...
MERS-CoV particles on camel epithelial cells - Photographer: NIAID

L.A. County Health Officials Say They’re Prepared to Respond to Coronavirus

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Stressing there have been no local cases of the China-based coronavirus outbreak that has been linked to 17...
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Hospital in San Diego

Centers for Disease Control Updates on Novel Coronavirus 2019, Wuhan, China

Situation Summary - Updated January 21, 2020 View larger image The Centers...
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CDC To Conduct Health Screenings at LAX Due To Chinese Coronavirus Outbreak

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Passengers arriving at Los Angeles International Airport from China will undergo health screenings beginning tomorrow due to a...

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