By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director, Dr Robert Redfield announced today the first person-to-person novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States. The...

On Wednesday, President Donald J. Trump announced the formation of the President’s Coronavirus Task Force.  Members of the Task Force have been meeting on a daily basis since Monday.  At today’s...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Japan The National Institute of Infectious Diseases today reported (computer translated) three cases of infectious diseases associated with the new coronavirus. One...

First identified in 2012, the MERS-coronavirus is capable of causing severe and often fatal pneumonia. There are no effective treatments for MERS. Researchers from the German Center for Infection Research...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Philippines The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) confirmed today the first imported novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) case. The patient is a 38-year-old Chinese...

Experts in population mapping at the University of Southampton have identified cities and provinces within mainland China, and cities and countries worldwide, which are at high-risk from the spread of...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Finland National Institute of Health and Welfare (Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos, or THL) reported today a traveler has been diagnosed with Wuhan coronavirus...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Carter Center announced today that a provisional total of 53 cases of Guinea worm disease were reported in 2019, up from 28 cases reported in 2018. The campaign...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) reports investigating two additional imported cases of novel coronavirus infection. This brings the confirmed, imported...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In a follow-up on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) situation in Japan,  the National Institute of Infectious Diseases reported today on a case in a patient who is...