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Watch: WHO officials reconvene to decide whether coronavirus outbreak is a global health crisis

[The stream is slated to start at 1 p.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] The World Health Organization is holding a second press briefing Thursday to discuss the flu-like coronavirus that has killed at least 18 people and infected roughly 650 people around the… Read More »

Adenovirus Outbreak Affects 3 University Of Wisconsin Campuses, What Is This Virus?

Carved W on the front of Agricultural Hall on the campus of UW-Madison in Madison Wisconsin Getty Something is going viral on three University of Wisconsin campuses, and it isn’t a pretty picture. Instead, it’s adenovirus, which ain’t a picture and ain’t pretty. In fact, it can be sore throaty, sneezy, runny nosy, coughy, headache-y,… Read More »

CDC officials worry E. coli outbreak could spread over Thanksgiving

A produce worker stocks shelves near romaine lettuce (top shelf, right) at a supermarket in Washington, DC on November 20, 2018. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds | AFP | Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning consumers to check the labels of romaine lettuce and salad mixes they plan to serve at Thanksgiving dinner,… Read More »

Outbreak of virulent recombinant HIV strain reported among gay men in Paris region

Public health officials in France have reported an outbreak of a recombinant strain of HIV characterised by a high viral load during early infection and rapid loss of CD4 cells.  The outbreak involved X4 tropic virus, usually associated with more advanced HIV, and is reported in Eurosurveillance by a team led by Dr Marc Wirden… Read More »

Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Declared a Global Health Emergency

The year-old Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo is now considered a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, in a formal declaration that many public health experts called long overdue. “This is still a regional emergency and by no way a global threat,” said Robert Steffen of the University… Read More »