WHO extends emergency talks over coronavirus outbreak in China

Geneva, Jan 23 : The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). “There was an excellent discussion during the meeting today, but it was also clear that to proceed, we need more […]

Snake might be animal reservoir of novel coronavirus: Study

Washington, Jan 23 : A study published on Wednesday in the Journal of Medical Virology showed that snake is the most probable wildlife animal reservoir for the novel coronavirus that had caused 17 deaths in central China’s Hubei Province. Scientists from Peking University Health Science Center School of Basic Medical Sciences, the First affiliated Hospital […]

US, China working on vaccine against coronavirus: Expert

Los Angeles, Jan 23 : US and Chinese medical institutions are working together to develop a vaccine against the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) which has already caused 440 confirmed cases of pneumonia in China, a US vaccine scientist said on Wednesday. Peter Hotez, professor and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College […]