As novel coronavirus continues to plague China, the country’s president, Xi Jinping, fired two high-level Communist Party officials in the region at the outbreak's center. The move comes as both death toll and number of cases are surging, partly as…
By Hari Sreenivasan, Courtney Norris
As health care officials around the world struggle to respond to novel coronavirus, another deadly -- and far more contagious -- disease is on the rise, fueled in large part by insufficient immunization. In some countries, military conflict diminishes access…
By Associated Press
The patient, who had been flown to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio last week, is now in isolation at a hospital and was reported in stable condition.
By Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press
Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said the first fatality is a woman in her 80s who had been hospitalized since Feb. 1 when she was diagnosed with pneumonia.
By Laura Santhanam
Nearly 45,000 people worldwide are sick with novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, and more than 1,100 people have died, according to the latest data from the World Health Organization…
By Joe McDonald, Associated Press
China has reported another drop in the number of new cases of a viral infection and 97 more deaths, pushing the total dead past 1,100 even as the country remains largely closed down to prevent the spread of the disease.
China continues to struggle with novel coronavirus and is only now starting to allow scientists and public health officials from outside to assist in its efforts. While the majority of infections and fatalities are centered in Hubei province, the illness…
By Fred de Sam Lazaro
The Ganga River, known as the Ganges under British rule, is one of the most revered waterways in the world -- and also among the most polluted. Stretching from the Himalayan foothills to the Bay of Bengal, it provides water…
By Cristina Quinn
Bionic limbs, long the stuff of science fiction fantasy, are becoming reality. An extremely rare vascular disease caused New Hampshire’s Morgan Stickney, a pre-med student and elite swimmer, to have both legs amputated. But she underwent an experimental amputation surgery…
By Laura Santhanam
The Diamond Princess is quarantined until Feb. 19.
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