Kazakhstan said China falsely claimed that the country is dealing with an “unknown pneumonia” that is deadlier than COVID-19. China’s embassy in the country warned about a pneumonia “much deadlier” than COVID-19, and warned citizens to take action to protect themselves. It said that China has misinterpreted its statistics about […]
Some coronavirus patients are coming into hospitals with “silent hypoxia,” a condition in which they have had dangerously low blood-oxygen levels for days with no shortness of breath. Doctors traditionally put patients with such low oxygen levels on a ventilator, but some are recovering without that treatment. Sick people without […]
Emergency rooms measure the oxygen levels of COVID-19 patients with a device called a pulse oximeter. The tool is available over the counter as well. Low oxygen levels may indicate that a coronavirus patient has pneumonia – and requires immediate medical attention – even before they feel a shortness of […]
More than 1.3 million people worldwide have recovered from the coronavirus. Recovered COVID-19 patients may have a residual cough or fatigue for weeks after major symptoms disappear. Though long-term effects remain unclear, patients who develop severe pneumonia could come away with scarred lungs and reduced lung function. Recovery likely means […]
Authorities in Wuhan, central China, have identified 17 more patients of a deadly new strain of pneumonia, according to Reuters. Official totals now count 62 patients who have been infected with 2019-nCov, and two who have died. Some doubt has been cast on the official totals however, as the World […]
Concerns are mounting over a new, potentially fatal, respiratory virus that is spreading in Wuhan, China. Chinese officials said Saturday that 45 people have contracted the virus, four more than the last figure released. According to scientists in London, this is likely far fewer than the real total. Using statistical […]
59 people in Wuhan, China, have been infected with a viral pneumonia. Seven of those people are reported to be in critical condition. One has died. Officials still don’t know how the disease was transmitted, though they have traced the outbreak to a seafood market that sold live animals. Residents […]
On Tuesday, officials in Atlanta, Georgia, confirmed a woman died from Legionnaires’ disease after staying at the Sheraton Atlanta hotel. Legionnaires’ disease is an extreme form of pneumonia or lung disease that comes from the Legionella bacteria. Legionella bacteria grows and spreads in fresh water and can get into sink […]
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