Science & Health

Health surveillance officer use temperature scanner to monitor passengers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, Jan. 25, 2020.
China's National Health Commission says the death toll from the new virus has jumped to 41, with more than 1200 infections in 29 provinces across the country
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Sat, 01/25/2020 - 06:34
FILE - A man looks at caged civet cats in a wildlife market in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, China, Jan. 5, 2204.
The virus that has caused deaths and illnesses worldwide emerged from a market that sold live food animals, including animals caught in the wild
VOA science Correspondent Steve Baragona
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 05:29
A flight crew, wearing masks, arrives on a direct flight from China, after Canada's Public Health Agency added a screening
More than 1,000 cases reported in China as first cases identified in Europe
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Fri, 01/24/2020 - 20:58
Fighting Polio in Pakistan, Afghanistan
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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria are the only countries in the world where polio has not been eliminated
People wear masks on a street in Hong Kong, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 to celebrate the Lunar New Year which marks the Year of the
UN agency says the number of reported cases and deaths is probably an underestimation
Lisa Schlein
Fri, 01/24/2020 - 11:23
This picture taken on January 23, 2020 shows passengers wearing masks prepare to disembark from a flight from Hong Kong on
China has shut down Wuhan and other cities in the Hubei province, which is the center of the outbreak of the newly identified coronavirus
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Fri, 01/24/2020 - 11:19
Health Officials in hazmat suits wait at the gate to check body temperatures of passengers arriving from the city of Wuhan.
1,000-bed hospital will be dedicated to patients infected with new virus that has killed 26 people, sickened hundreds and prompted unprecedented lockdowns of cities
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Fri, 01/24/2020 - 07:30
This picture taken on January 23, 2020 shows passengers wearing masks prepare to disembark from a flight from Hong Kong on
World Health Organization says deadly virus is not yet a global emergency
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Fri, 01/24/2020 - 01:03
The Doomsday Clock reads 100 seconds to midnight, a decision made by The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, during an announcement
The keepers of the Doomsday Clock have moved the symbolic countdown to global disaster to the closest point to midnight in its 73-year history
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Thu, 01/23/2020 - 18:58
In this Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 photo, students walk on the campus of Miami Dade College, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Individuals with two or more financial worries were far more likely to suffer from serious psychological distress than those who reported fewer money concerns, new research finds
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Thu, 01/23/2020 - 18:06
Passengers wear protective face masks at the departure hall of the high speed train station in Hong Kong, Thursday, Jan. 23,
China locked down three cities to contain the coronavirus, which has killed at least 17 people in China
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Thu, 01/23/2020 - 18:23
A worker sanitizes the square in front of the Hankou Railway Station, closed after the city of Wuhan was locked down following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China Jan. 23, 2020.
Decision aims to contain deadly new virus that has sickened hundreds of people and spread to other parts of the world during busy Lunar New Year travel period
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Thu, 01/23/2020 - 14:04
Security officers check a person at an entrance to the Hankou Railway Station in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Jan. 23, 2020.
The epidemics impact on local retail, tourism-related and transportation sectors will be imminent shall Chinese authorities fail to soon contain the outbreak, economists say
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Thu, 01/23/2020 - 14:56
What are coronaviruses?
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A new coronavirus virus - from the family as the deadly SARS disease - has spread beyond China's borders, with cases emerging in the U.S., Thailand, Japan, and South Korea. What are coronaviruses, how are they spread and where do they come from?
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Thu, 01/23/2020 - 13:34
Passengers walk past a South African Airways (SAA) customer desk at the O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South
Country enacts precautions at continents busiest airport; no coronavirus cases yet reported in South Africa
Anita Powell
Thu, 01/23/2020 - 15:07