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Flu Kills Graduate Student Who Tried to Call 911After a garbled call to 911, the system was able to trace the caller to an apartment complex but not to a specific apartment. Police and firefighters searched the area for 45 minutes Monday, the Times-Union reports, but couldn't find the caller in the Troy, New York, apartments. Yeming Shen's...
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In this Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, photo, workers wearing protective gears spray disinfectant against the coronavirus in front of a church in Daegu, South Korea. The mayor of the South Korean city of Daegu urged its 2.5 million people on Thursday, Feb. 20, to refrain from going outside as cases of a new virus spike. (Lee Moo-ryul/Newsis via AP)
South Korea ups emergency response as viral cases surgeSouth Korea declared a southeastern city region a “special management zone” as a surging viral outbreak, largely linked to a church there, threatens to overwhelm the local health system
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Health Expert Visits Ship, Raises AlarmThe 621 coronavirus cases confirmed on the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Japan represent the most anywhere outside of China. And an infectious diseases expert at Japan's Kobe University has a good idea why. Kentaro Iwata, who worked to combat the spread of Ebola and SARS, spent a brief...
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Kelly Ripa Unintentionally Got SoberKelly Ripa hasn't had an alcoholic beverage in three years, but she wasn't actually trying to get sober when she quit drinking. Right around the time Ryan Seacrest joined Live as her co-host , she and some friends made a pact to stop drinking for a month. "It felt great, I...
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A bus carrying the passengers from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship prepares to leave a port in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. The cruise ship started letting passengers who tested negative for the virus leave the ship Wednesday. Test results are still pending for some people on board. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
16 cruise ship evacuees being moved to US hospitalsSixteen Americans who were brought to the U.S. from a quarantined cruise ship have been moved to hospitals
The Associated Press8 hours ago
A new AP-NORC poll shows more Americans are at least somewhat concerned about the flu than the coronavirus, and most have at least moderate confidence in health officials to handle an outbreak.;
AP-NORC poll: More Americans worry about flu than new virusA wide share of Americans are at least moderately confident in United States health officials’ ability to handle emerging viruses
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FILE - This Jan. 23, 2020 file photo shows a patient receiving a flu vaccination in Mesquite, Texas. On Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the vaccine has been more than 50% effective in preventing flu illness severe enough to send a child to the doctor's office. Health experts consider that pretty good. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
In rough US flu season for kids, vaccine working OK so farIt may be a bad flu season for kids, but early signs suggest the flu vaccine is working OK
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Her Skull Was Open. Still, She PlayedAn orchestra violinist should be able to play under almost any circumstance. In the middle of brain surgery isn't one of them. But Dagmar Turner has managed that feat. The 53-year-old was diagnosed with a slow-growing brain tumor in 2013 after suffering a seizure while playing with the Isle of...
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Fringe Religious Group Linked to S. Korea OutbreakSouth Korea has been gripped by coronavirus fear after what officials call a "super-spreading event' in Daegu, the country's fourth-largest city. Authorities announced Thursday that another 53 cases had been detected, bringing the total to 104. At least 70 of the cases have been linked to "Patient 31," a 61-year-old...
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Demonstrators, some of them holding statues of saints, protest outside the Portuguese parliament in Lisbon, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. Protesters gathered Thursday outside Portugal's where lawmakers were due to debate proposals that would allow euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide. Groups which oppose the procedures waved banners and chanted "Sim a vida!" ("Yes to life!") in bright sunshine outside the parliament building in Lisbon. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
Amid protests, Portugal lawmakers vote to allow euthanasiaPortugal’s parliament has voted in favor of allowing euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill people
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In this Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 photo, the handmade cotton masks are made by volunteers in Hong Kong. Volunteers from a Hong Kong theater group are turning their backstage skills to helping out against the new coronavirus, sewing reusable protective masks for those who can't access or afford them. Jo Ngai, a drama lover and founder of the Nonsensemakers, along with her friend Jessie Han, have turned a theater rehearsal room into a temporary handmade mask factory. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Hong Kong volunteers make homemade masks to combat virus Volunteers from a Hong Kong theater group are turning their backstage skills to helping fight the new virus, sewing reusable protective face masks for those who can't access or afford them
The Associated Press13 hours ago
China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, center, talks with Philippines Foreign Affaires Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., left and Laos Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith following a joint press conference of the Co-Chairs Special ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers' meeting on the Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia in Vientiane, Laos, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
ASEAN diplomats praise China's handling of virus outbreakSoutheast Asia’s top diplomats are praising China's handling of the virus outbreak and pledging to help fight the disease that emerged in a central Chinese city and spread in the region and around the world
The Associated Press14 hours ago
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