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UN experts meet to fast-track drugs, vaccines for new virus

UN experts meet to fast-track drugs, vaccines for new virus

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization convened a group of experts Tuesday to fast-track promising tests, drugs and vaccines to help slow the...
Doctor’s death highlights dangers on front lines of outbreak

Doctor’s death highlights dangers on front lines of outbreak

LONDON (AP) — The death of a doctor who issued an early warning about the new virus in China represents a grim reminder that...
Officials question report of virus spreading before symptoms

Officials question report of virus spreading before symptoms

German health officials have raised questions about a report that suggested the new virus from China could be spread by people who are not...
Study is halted as HIV vaccine fails test in South Africa

Study is halted as HIV vaccine fails test in South Africa

The latest attempt at an HIV vaccine has failed, as researchers announced Monday they have stopped giving the experimental shots in a major study.The...
Fears of new virus trigger anti-China sentiment worldwide

Fears of new virus trigger anti-China sentiment worldwide

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A scary new virus from China has spread around the world. So has rising anti-Chinese sentiment, calls for a...
China's Israel envoy compares virus travel bans to Holocaust

China's Israel envoy compares virus travel bans to Holocaust

JERUSALEM (AP) — China's acting ambassador to Israel apologized on Sunday after comparing the closure of several national borders to Chinese citizens amid fears...
New virus has infected more than 14,550 globally

New virus has infected more than 14,550 globally

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 14,550 people globally. Cases confirmed as of Sunday in Beijing: — China: 14,380 cases on...
New virus has infected more than 9,800 globally

New virus has infected more than 9,800 globally

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 9,800 people globally. Cases confirmed as of Friday evening in Beijing: — China: 9,692 cases...
Medical professionals battle virus misinformation online

Medical professionals battle virus misinformation online

Dr. Rose Marie Leslie, a family physician at the University of Minnesota, is fighting misleading and false information around a virus outbreak with the...
New virus has infected more than 7,800 globally

New virus has infected more than 7,800 globally

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 7,800 people. Some details on cases confirmed as of Thursday evening in Beijing:—...

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