As the coronavirus outbreak continues to grow, thousands of healthcare workers are getting sick. China’s National Health Commission announced Monday that more than 3,300 health workers had contracted the new virus. At least 13 have died. One early study found that nearly a third of the patients involved were healthcare […]
A deadly coronavirus known as the Wuhan virus, or 2019-nCoV, is gripping China. At least three people have died from the illness, which originated in a seafood market in Wuhan, a city in central China. The disease has since spread to at least two other Chinese cities and three other […]
A gas explosion hit a research centre storing pathogens like anthrax, Ebola, and smallpox in Koltsovo, Russia, on Monday. Officials immediately said there was no danger to the public after the accident. But some Russians aren’t buying the official reassurances because authorities have failed to convey the true dangers of […]
Facebook is trying to use its hoards of data to combat the spread of infectious diseases. It is sharing maps showing human movement and population density with researchers and health organisations trying to tackle epidemics and outbreaks of illness. The maps are drawn from the data Facebook holds on its […]
The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed cases of chronic wasting disease, also known as “zombie deer disease,” in 24 states and two Canadian provinces. Now, Nevada health officials are fighting to stop the spread of CWD into a 25th state. Deer, elk, and reindeer are all at […]
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