Situation update for the EU/EEA and the UK, as of 29 March 2020

Situation update for the EU/EEA and the UK, as of 29 March 2020

As of 29 March 2020, 331 122 cases have been reported in the EU/EEA and the UK: Italy (92 472), Spain (72 248), Germany (52 547), France (37 575), United Kingdom (17 089), Netherlands (9 762), Belgium (9 134), Austria (8 291), Portugal (5 170), Norway (3 845), Sweden (3 447), Czech Republic (2 663), Ireland (2 415), Denmark (2 201), Luxembourg (1 831), Poland (1 638), Romania (1 452), Finland (1 218), Greece

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Guidelines for the use of non-pharmaceutical measures to delay and mitigate the impact of 2019-nCoV

Guidelines for the use of non-pharmaceutical measures to delay and mitigate the impact of 2019-nCoV

This document provides guidance on the application of non-pharmaceutical countermeasures to minimise the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the population. Some of the measures proposed refer specifically to certain phases of the epidemic (containment or mitigation phases), and can be adapted depending on the assessed severity/impact of the infection. Other measures are

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You want a coronavirus test — here’s why your doctor probably won’t give you one

You want a coronavirus test — here’s why your doctor probably won’t give you one

If you want to get a test for the novel coronavirus, you’re in good company. “One of my sisters called me yesterday [and said], ‘I have to have my daughter tested for coronavirus,’” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at a press briefing Wednesday. The governor’s niece had a fever and flu-like symptoms. Yet he told his

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Coronavirus Outbreak: Latest News & Updates

Coronavirus Outbreak: Latest News & Updates

News about the coronavirus outbreak that started in Wuhan, China, is changing rapidly. The respiratory infection, which is closely related to SARS and MERS, has been spreading across China, and cases have been diagnosed in several other countries, including the United States. We’ll provide the latest updates on cases, deaths, travel restrictions, and more here.

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Antibiotic Alternative A Virus to Fight Bacteria

Antibiotic Alternative A Virus to Fight Bacteria

Viruses and bacteria are the culprits behind the infectious diseases that plague humans. Researchers recently turned one against the other, using viruses to wipe out a potentially life-threatening bacterium in a 15-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis. This old-time approach to battling bacterial infections might be worth another look in these days of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a

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