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WHO Confirms New Coronavirus Can Be Transmitted Through Human-To-Human Contact; 6 People Dead, Nearly 300 Infected As Nations Take Steps To Screen Travelers From China

AP: Countries around world gear up response to new coronavirus “Countries in Asia and elsewhere have begun body temperature checks at airports, railway stations and along highways in hopes of catching people carrying a new coronavirus that is believed to have spread from Wuhan in central China and sickened more…

Sepsis Causes 1 In 5 Deaths Globally, Double Previous Estimates, Study Shows

The Hill: Sepsis kills more people than cancer around the world “A new study finds that 1 in 5 deaths around the world is caused by sepsis, also known as blood poisoning, many more than previously estimated by medical experts. The study, led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh…

Experts Commend China, Hong Kong, WHO For Response To Novel Coronavirus Outbreak, Call For Universal Coronavirus Vaccine Development In Opinion Piece

Foreign Policy: China Deserves Some Credit for Its Handling of the Wuhan Pneumonia Daniel Lucey of Georgetown University Medical Center and Annie Sparrow, assistant professor of population health science and policy at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai “…Within weeks of detection of the initial outbreak in December in…

U.N. Committed To Helping Haiti Recover From 2010 Earthquake, Become More Resilient, Reports Success In Stanching Cholera Epidemic

U.N. News: U.N. committed to helping Haiti build better future, says Guterres, marking 10-year anniversary of devastating earthquake “On 12 January 2010, a 7.0 magnitude quake struck Haiti, devastating its capital, Port-au-Prince. … Marking the 10-year anniversary of the tragedy, Secretary General António Guterres renewed the commitment of the United…