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Mobile Phone Tech Helps Track Coronavirus

Using geotagged tweets, researchers were able to predict, within a few kilometers, where the first coronavirus case in the United Kingdom would appear.

"When we saw the map for the first time, I can tell you that we were kind …

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Experience Handling Ebola Epidemic May Help Africa Dodge Coronavirus Bullet

GENEVA - The World Health Organization is scaling up measures to keep Africa free of the deadly coronavirus by shoring up the continent's fragile health system and increasing preparedness efforts to tackle the potential spread of the dangerous virus to …

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Common Sense Goes a Long Way in Ending an Outbreak

WASHINGTON The World Health Organization isn't yet calling the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, although some infectious disease experts are saying it could lead to one. The virus has spread to more than two dozen countries, although the vast majority of …

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Common Sense Goes a Long Way in Ending an Outbreak

WASHINGTON The World Health Organization isn't yet calling the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, although some infectious disease experts are saying it could lead to one. The virus has spread to more than two dozen countries, although the vast majority of …

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Why Isn’t the Coronavirus Outbreak a Pandemic Yet?

Amid the worldwide spread of the novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday the outbreak is a global health emergency and an epidemic with multiple locations but not yet a pandemic.

Where is the virus spreading?

As …

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Why Isn’t the Coronavirus Outbreak a Pandemic Yet?

Amid the worldwide spread of the novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday the outbreak is a global health emergency and an epidemic with multiple locations but not yet a pandemic.

Where is the virus spreading?

As …

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HIV Vaccine Trial Fails in South Africa

The latest trial of a vaccine against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, has been halted as results show it is not working.

The Maryland-based U.S. National Institutes of Health announced Monday it has stopped the HVTN 702 study in …

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Curbs on Travelers from China to Limit Spread of Coronavirus Could Backfire: WHO

GENEVA - The World Health Organization warns travel bans to limit the spread of the new coronavirus from China could backfire and lead to a worsening of the epidemic worldwide. Latest reports put the number of confirmed cases at nearly …

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