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Health officials investigating 2 possible cases of coronavirus at Ohio's Miami University – News 5 Cleveland

Health officials investigating 2 possible cases of coronavirus at Ohio's Miami University – News 5 Cleveland

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MIAMI, Ohio -- One student from Miami University in Southwest Ohio as well has his traveling companion have been quarantined while health officials investigate to determine if they have contracted the coronavirus.According to Miami University, both individuals have been placed in quarantine in their off-campus homes.Miami University sent the following message to students on Tuesday: On Monday morning, one student at Miami University presented at Student Health Services with very mild symptoms, and with their recent travel, met the criteria and are being tested for possible infection with the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Health providers q...
Coronavirus In The US: What Federal Agencies Are Doing : Shots – Health News – NPR

Coronavirus In The US: What Federal Agencies Are Doing : Shots – Health News – NPR

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Enlarge this image Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar led a press briefing Tuesday laying out the agency's strategy for preventing the novel form of coronavirus from taking hold in the U.S. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption toggle caption Alex Brandon/AP China has reported a large surge of cases of the novel coronavirus – upping its count from under 3,000 to over 4,500 as of Tuesday morning. More than 100 deaths have also been reported. It is spreading rapidly in many provinces
Coronavirus outbreak prompts CDC to update China travel recommendations – Fox News

Coronavirus outbreak prompts CDC to update China travel recommendations – Fox News

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday announced its updated travel recommendations for China amid the outbreak of novel coronavirus.In a statement provided to Fox News, the federal health agency said it is now recommending that travelers “avoid all nonessential travel" to all of China in response to the outbreak, which has killed some 106 people and sickened thousands of others worldwide. At least five cases have also been confirmed in the U.S.HOW DANGEROUS IS CORONAVIRUS?The warning, a Level 3 travel health notice, had been updated from a Level 2, in which the CDC recommended travelers “practice enhanced precautions.”If people must travel to China, the CDC recommends the following:Avoid contact with sick people.Discuss travel to China with your healthcare provid
Coronavirus: Baylor University student tests negative for deadly disease – KTRK-TV

Coronavirus: Baylor University student tests negative for deadly disease – KTRK-TV

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WACO, Texas (KTRK) -- A day after Texas A&M officials announced one of its students tested negative for coronavirus, a student at another major university has also been cleared.The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District said Monday that a Baylor student suspected of having the deadly disease has tested negative.The student was tested for the illness Thursday after traveling to China earlier this month, the health district said.While officials waited for results to return from the Centers for Disease Control, Baylor facility services sanitized the student's dorm room and isolated them from others.RELATED: What is coronavirus? What US health officials know about outbreak that originated in Wuhan, ChinaOn Thursday, officials in Brazos County similarly stated a Texas A&M student ...
Health officials monitor potential case of coronavirus in San Diego County – Los Angeles Times

Health officials monitor potential case of coronavirus in San Diego County – Los Angeles Times

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One person is in isolation at home in San Diego County after they were tested for a new strain of coronavirus after traveling to an area of China affected by an outbreak of the virus. On Sunday, the potential case was reported to the county’s health agency, and after consulting with a hospital, a specimen was collected and sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the only entity currently capable of testing for this novel coronavirus, according to the county.Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses common in many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats and bats.2019 Novel Coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV, is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, according to the CDC. In China, there have been almost 2,800 confirmed cases
Single dose of psychedelic drug eased cancer patients' anxiety, depression for years – NBC News

Single dose of psychedelic drug eased cancer patients' anxiety, depression for years – NBC News

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Nearly five years after a group of cancer patients were given a single dose of a psychedelic drug to ease depression and anxiety, new research finds that many of them are still feeling the positive effects.The patients were among a group of participants who had been given a dose of synthetic psilocybin — the psychedelic compound found in so-called magic mushrooms — in a 2016 study that looked at whether the drug could help with symptoms of cancer-related depression and anxiety. The drug was given in a controlled setting and the patients were monitored the entire time.As to its effects on anxiety and depression, the psilocybin appeared to work: Eighty percent of the patients reported that their symptoms faded, and the effects lasted six months, the 2016 study found. At the time, this long-
Coronavirus outbreak: Americans hope for evacuation from Wuhan as death toll rises – CBS News

Coronavirus outbreak: Americans hope for evacuation from Wuhan as death toll rises – CBS News

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About 1,000 Americans were still stuck in the Chinese city at the center of the new coronavirus outbreak Tuesday, many hoping for seats on a U.S. government-chartered flight expected to leave early Wednesday. Anxiety in Wuhan, a quarantined city of 11 million people — and across Asia — was spreading as fast as the deadly virus.The virus that emerged late last year had killed at least 106 people as of Tuesday, all of them in China. More than 4,500 others have been infected in more than a dozen countries, including five confirmed cases in the United States. More than 60 people in the U.S. were being tested for the disease.Public health officials from the U.S. and China have warned people to expect many more infections. The disease can be transmitted by people who are showing no symptoms, an
Possible MD Coronavirus Patient Awaits Test Results – Baltimore, MD Patch

Possible MD Coronavirus Patient Awaits Test Results – Baltimore, MD Patch

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BALTIMORE, MD — The Maryland Department of Health on Monday said a patient is being tested for the novel coronavirus infection that originated last month in Wuhan, China. Five cases of the illness have been confirmed in the United States, and several possible cases are being investigated across the country.The patient is in good condition and is being monitored while awaiting test results from the CDC laboratory, state health officials said in a news release. "The Maryland Department of Health is closely monitoring the rapidly changing situation with 2019 N-CoV, both in the U.S. and in China," said MDH Deputy Secretary of Public Health Fran Phillips in the release. "As we learn more, Marylanders are encouraged to practice everyday actions to promote good health and to protect yourself and
Amid coronavirus scare, U.S. evacuating personnel to Southern California – Los Angeles Times

Amid coronavirus scare, U.S. evacuating personnel to Southern California – Los Angeles Times

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Public health officials remain on high alert for additional cases of the new strain of coronavirus after two positive diagnoses in Southern California over the weekend.A total of 110 people in 26 U.S. states are under investigation for possible infection with the deadly strain, a number that is expected to rise, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced.Five people in the United States have tested positive — the two in California, plus one each in Washington, Illinois and Arizona. No new U.S. cases were confirmed overnight, CDC officials said in a briefing on Monday.The strain of coronavirus has sickened more than 2,800 people in 16 countries and territories and resulted in more than 80 deaths since it was discovered late last month in central China. The majority of the ca
Texas A&M student tests negative for coronavirus – New York Post

Texas A&M student tests negative for coronavirus – New York Post

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A Texas A&M student who was suspected of having the deadly coronavirus has tested negative for the mysterious illness, university officials said. The unidentified man — a graduate student in his 20s — had recently traveled from Wuhan, China, where the pneumonia-like illness first appeared in late December and has since killed at least 80 people and infected 2,744 others as of midnight Sunday, according to Chinese health authorities. The negative test results came back Sunday. The Brazos County Health District said Thursday that the student met Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria for further testing after being treated at a local hospital, Texas A&M officials announced. “We are very pleased with this news and grateful to those community caregivers involved for their