Health

This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
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February 04, 2020 - 4:01 pm
Scientists are still learning about the new virus from China, so it's hard to come up with a good name. The current one, which goes by the umbrella term "coronavirus," is likely temporary. Read more here.
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Coronavirus Hong Kong
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CNN
February 04, 2020 - 10:23 am
The Wuhan coronavirus has spread throughout the world since the first cases were detected in central China in December. At least 427 people have died and more than 20,600 people have been infected, and the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak a public health emergency of...
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Mark Abrams
February 04, 2020 - 9:05 am
Five Princeton University students are still being evaluated by health officials after entering a self-quarantine upon returning to school following a semester break that involved overseas travel for some. And KYW's sister station, KNX in Los Angeles, spoke to an American who is quarantined in...
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A man wears protective face masks stands in front of TV screens broadcasting Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam delivering a speech in Hong Kong, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020.
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February 03, 2020 - 4:34 pm
China opened a new hospital built in 10 days, infused cash into its tumbling financial markets and further restricted people's movement in sweeping new steps Monday to contain a rapidly spreading virus and its escalating impact. Read more here.
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Airplanes sit on the tarmac at John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) on January 31, 2020 in New York City. As fears grow around the globe over the Coronavirus, airlines and other travel industries are bracing for a sharp loss of business as people cut back.
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AP News
February 03, 2020 - 4:18 pm
The man who became the first U.S. patient infected with the new virus from China has left the hospital and said in a statement that he is getting better and looking forward to life returning to normal, according to a statement from the man provided to The Associated Press on Monday. Read more here.
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The School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
February 03, 2020 - 6:49 am
Another Philadelphia elementary school will be closed this week for asbestos testing. this time, it's historic Francis Hopkinson School in the city's Juniata neighborhood. Read more here.
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Lynne Adkins
February 03, 2020 - 5:00 am
Saint Joseph’s and Thomas Jefferson universities are joining forces to train physicians to become more sensitive to the needs of people with autism. Read more here.
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A board displays airline departure information
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Justin Udo
February 02, 2020 - 3:10 pm
Ever since the coronavirus was declared a global health emergency, the U.S. Department of Health has been urging travelers to stay away from China, where the outbreak of the deadly virus began. But what if you already booked and paid for your ticket? Read more here.
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Chinese passengers arrive to board trains in Beijing.
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Charlotte Reese
February 02, 2020 - 10:02 am
Allie Cook has been teaching English at Wuhan Polytechnic University — which is located in the city where the coronavirus erupted. Her family in Haddon Heights, New Jersey, is eagerly awaiting her safe and healthy return. Read more here.
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This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
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AP News
February 02, 2020 - 8:54 am
It can spread person to person, even if someone is showing no symptoms. The next in line can continue to pass it on. The incubation period is so long that people may not know where or when they picked it up. Details that emerged last week about the new virus from China show how challenging it could...
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