Johns Hopkins has a Corona Virus map that appears to be updated daily showing where confirmed cases have been reported, along with stats on deaths and recoveries. It gives a breakdown by country – I was surprised that the US showed 15 confirmed cases.
The deadly coronavirus that’s infected hundreds, and killed at least six in China, has officially made its way to the continental United States.
Authorities have now confirmed a case of 2019-nCoV, a mysterious virus that causes flu-like symptoms, in Washington State, according to The New York Times. While there are already cases in Japan, Thailand, and South Korea, the fact that the virus has now crossed into North America is bad news for the global effort to prevent a pandemic.
By Eric Worrall – Re-Blogged From WUWT
The description of the latest Ebola epidemic sounds like the script of a dark Hollywood outbreak movie – a rising outbreak in a conflict zone, medical staff hampered by threats to physical safety, frightening indications this outbreak may become worse than previous outbreaks.
By Health Day – Re-Blogged From Newsmax
For the first time in two decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new type of antiviral flu drug.
The single oral dose of Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) is for the treatment of uncomplicated flu in patients aged 12 and older who have had symptoms for no more than 48 hours.
When used within 48 hours of getting sick with the flu, antiviral drugs can reduce symptoms and duration of the illness, according to the FDA.
By Associated Press – Re-Blogged From Newsmax Health
Viruses that sneak into the brain just might play a role in Alzheimer’s, scientists reported Thursday in a provocative study that promises to re-ignite some long-debated theories about what triggers the mind-robbing disease.
The findings don’t prove viruses cause Alzheimer’s, nor do they suggest it’s contagious.
By Zoe Papadakis – Re-Blogged From Newsmax Health
Party dips can give you norovirus and even herpes, an investigation revealed, so you might want to think twice next time you indulge in a party spread.
On Monday’s episode of Food Unwrapped on Channel 4 in the U.K., microbiologists revealed just what dangerous viruses could be lurking in some of your favorite dips and the worst part is that you would not even know about it until it was too late, The Daily Mail reported.