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dreamstime
Andrew Limberg
February 07, 2020 - 12:37 pm
National Pizza Day is Sunday so it’s the perfect excuse to go out and get a slice, but you might want to be careful before you eat it!
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Disinfection equipment is carried by a worker as precautionary measures against the spreading of novel coronavirus, at Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport in Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. So far almost 900 passenger arriving directly
(Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP)
Associated Press
February 06, 2020 - 9:45 pm
Britain, Germany and Italy announced more cases of the new virus from China on Thursday
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French lab scientists in hazmat gear inserting liquid in test tube manipulate potentially infected patient samples at Pasteur Institute in Paris, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. Scientists at the Pasteur Institute developed and shared a quick test for the new virus that is spreading worldwide, and are using genetic information about the coronavirus to develop a potential vaccine and treatments. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Associated Press
February 06, 2020 - 8:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The flu-like virus that exploded from China has researchers worldwide once again scrambling to find a vaccine against a surprise health threat, with no guarantee one will arrive in time. Just days after Chinese scientists shared the genetic map of the culprit coronavirus,...
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In this Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, photo, medical staff prepare beds at a temporary hospital which transformed from an exhibition center for accepting patients who diagnosed with the coronaviruses in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. Ten more people were sickened with a new virus aboard one of two quarantined cruise ships with some 5,400 passengers and crew aboard, health officials in Japan said Thursday, as China reported 73 more deaths and announced that the first group of patients were expected to start taking a new antiviral drug. (Chinatopix via AP)
Associated Press
February 06, 2020 - 5:22 pm
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese doctor who got in trouble with authorities in the communist country for sounding an early warning about the coronavirus outbreak died Friday after coming down with the illness. The Wuhan Central Hospital said on its social media account that Dr. Li Wenliang, a 34-year-old...
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Australian evacuees board a bus after arriving at the airport on Christmas Island, Australia, early Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. The evacuees left Wuhan, China, on an Air New Zealand rescue flight Wednesday.
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Associated Press
February 05, 2020 - 8:14 pm
China on Thursday reported 73 more deaths from a new virus
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A security guard wears a face mask as he walks along a pedestrian shopping street during a snowfall in Beijing, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. Deaths from a new virus rose to 490 in mainland China on Wednesday while new cases on a Japanese cruise ship, in Hong Kong and in other places showed the increasing spread of the outbreak and renewed attention toward containing it. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Associated Press
February 05, 2020 - 6:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The virus outbreak out of China has exposed a seeming disconnect between the financial markets and science. Health experts don't know how far the virus will spread and how bad the crisis will get, yet stocks are rallying as if investors are expecting no more than a modest hit to the...
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dreamstime
Andrew Limberg
February 05, 2020 - 4:59 pm
Two more deaths have been attributed to the flu in Allegheny County.
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Medical workers in protective suits lead a passenger tested positive for a new coronavirus from the cruise ship Diamond Princess at Yokohama Port in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. Japan said Wednesday 10 people on the cruise ship have
(Hiroko Harima/Kyodo News via AP)
Associated Press
February 04, 2020 - 9:01 pm
Deaths from a new virus rose to 490 in mainland China on Wednesday
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FILE - In this June 20, 2016 file photo, the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Empress of the Seas heads out of PortMiami, in Miami Beach, Fla. Royal Caribbean says it's now canceled eight cruises out of China through March 4, 2020 and is enacting measures to keep guests and crew safe from the virus outbreak that began in China. The number of cruise cancellations is increasing, as Royal Caribbean had announced last week that it was cancelling three cruises through Feb. 8. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
Associated Press
February 04, 2020 - 11:28 am
Royal Caribbean has canceled eight cruises out of China through early March and is taking more precautionary steps because of the virus outbreak that began in China. The number of cancellations at the cruise line is up from just three last week, as is the duration of those cancellations, which had...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2017 file photo, former breast surgeon Ian Paterson. The chair of an independent inquiry into how a prominent British breast surgeon Ian Paterson was able to perform unnecessary operations for years concluded Tuesday Feb. 4, 2020, that more than 1,000 patients might have been affecte d by a “dysfunctional'' system that did not keep patients safe. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
Associated Press
February 04, 2020 - 11:16 am
LONDON (AP) — The chair of an independent inquiry into how a prominent British breast surgeon was able to perform unnecessary operations for years concluded Tuesday that more than 1,000 patients might have been affecte d by a “dysfunctional'' system tha t did not keep patients safe. In 2017, a jury...
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