Tag Archives: China

Novel coronavirus circulated undetected months before first COVID-19 cases in Wuhan, China

Using molecular dating tools and epidemiological simulations, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues at the University of Arizona and Illumina, Inc., estimate that the SARS-CoV-2 virus was likely circulating undetected for at most two months before the first human cases of COVID-19 were described in Wuhan, China in late-December… Read More »

Bubonic plague cases confirmed in China

Health News The Yersinia pestis bacterium responsible for bubonic plague (Photo: Adobe stock) Just when you thought there was only one communicable disease to worry about, here comes more news out of China about another one. This time, it’s the bubonic plague, a name that conjures up fear as it was also called the ‘Black… Read More »

‘China is still China’ so start making post-epidemic business plans, experts say

A Chinese woman wears a protective mask as she walks in a nearly empty and shuttered commercial street on February 7, 2020 in Beijing, China. Kevin Frayer | Getty Images Business activity in China may look like it’s at a standstill amid the COVID-19 outbreak, but investors should start planning their next moves, experts said… Read More »

Lawmakers question China cooperation in coronavirus outbreak

Several members of Congress suspect Chinese officials are hiding details of the disease spreading in their country. Representatives raised suspicions during an oversight panel held Wednesday on the coronavirus in Wuhan, China, despite assurances from global health officials, raising the prospect of exacerbated tensions between the two countries. The new coronavirus has infected at least… Read More »

In Pictures: China is building two hospitals in less than two weeks to combat coronavirus.

The Chinese city of Wuhan is scrambling to complete construction on two hospitals that will treat coronavirus victims, according to state media. The outbreak has killed 213 people and infected nearly 10,000. The virus is believed to have originated in Wuhan, a city of 11 million, and most of China’s cases have been reported there.… Read More »