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RPT-With Wuhan virus genetic code in hand, scientists begin work on a vaccine

27 Jan 2020

CHICAGO/LONDON, Jan 24 When a newly organised vaccine research group at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) met for the first time this week, its members had expected to be able to ease into their work.

Researchers find cancer-fighting potential in non-cancer drugs

26 Jan 2020

(Reuters Health) - U.S. researchers who tested the cancer-fighting properties of more than 4,500 non-cancer drugs found nearly 50 drugs for other conditions showed at least some cancer-killing ability.

U.S. health officials confirm second U.S. case of Wuhan coronavirus

25 Jan 2020

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday confirmed a second U.S. case of the new coronavirus from China in a Chicago woman, and said as many as 63 potential cases were being investigated as the sometimes deadly illness continues to spread around the globe. | Video

With Wuhan virus genetic code in hand, scientists begin work on a vaccine

24 Jan 2020

CHICAGO/LONDON When a newly organised vaccine research group at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) met for the first time this week, its members had expected to be able to ease into their work. But their mandate is to conduct human trials for emerging health threats - and their first assignment came at shocking speed.

Gilead assessing potential use of Ebola drug as China virus treatment

24 Jan 2020

Gilead Sciences Inc said on Thursday it was assessing whether its experimental Ebola treatment could be used against the new coronavirus that has sickened hundreds of people in China and led to at least 18 deaths.

U.S. health officials seek emergency approval to use diagnostic test for new coronavirus

23 Jan 2020

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday it is seeking special emergency authorization from the Food and Drug Administration to allow U.S. states to use a CDC-developed diagnostic test to detect the new coronavirus from China.

U.S. health officials seek emergency approval to use diagnostic test for new coronavirus

23 Jan 2020

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday it is seeking special emergency authorization from the Food and Drug Administration to allow U.S. states to use a CDC-developed diagnostic test to detect the new coronavirus from China.

Factbox: Major severe coronavirus outbreaks in the past 20 years

22 Jan 2020

CHICAGO A new coronavirus has emerged from Wuhan, China, with more than 300 cases and at least six deaths linked to the respiratory illness believed to have emerged from animals, but with the ability to transmit person-to-person. The virus has spread beyond China's borders, raising concerns of a global pandemic.

Factbox: Major severe coronavirus outbreaks in the past 20 years

22 Jan 2020

CHICAGO A new coronavirus has emerged from Wuhan, China, with more than 300 cases and at least six deaths linked to the respiratory illness believed to have emerged from animals, but with the ability to transmit person-to-person. The virus has spread beyond China's borders, raising concerns of a global pandemic.

Washington state man who travelled to China is first U.S. victim of coronavirus

22 Jan 2020

A Washington state man who recently travelled to China has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, becoming the first confirmed U.S. case of the newly identified illness that has killed six people in China and sickened some 300 others across Asia. | Video

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