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US health officials fast-track coronavirus vaccine, hope to start clinical trial in three months

Amid concerns about the Coronavirus causing illness and deaths in China, many parade goers during New York City, New York’s annual Lunar New Year parade wore surgical masks, January 25, 2020. EuropaNewswire | Gado | Getty Images U.S. health officials are fast-tracking work on a coronavirus vaccine, hoping to start an early-stage trial within the… Read More »

United Airlines says two passengers examined by US health officials after appearing to show symptoms of coronavirus

A United Airlines passenger jet takes off with New York City as a backdrop, at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey. Chris Helgren | Reuters Two passengers flying from Shanghai into Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport were examined by U.S. health officials after appearing to show symptoms of the coronavirus, United Airlines said Tuesday. However, it… Read More »

CDC, state health officials investigating link between vaping and severe lung disease

States with the most cases include Wisconsin, with 15 confirmed cases and 15 more under investigation, according to CNN’s survey. Illinois has 10 confirmed cases, while 12 more are under investigation. California is looking into 19 such cases. The New York State Department of Health said Friday it was “actively investigating” 11 cases. Indiana and… Read More »

Vaccinations at workplaces in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana linked to 'multiple infections,' officials say

Vaccinations given out at several businesses across three states may be causing infections, health officials in Kentucky said Friday. Kentucky’s Department of Public Health said in a news release that provider Location Vaccination had been giving vaccinations at businesses in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana since Sept. 1, 2018, before several incidents were reported. Multiple people… Read More »

Man in Texas found dead in alleyway died of tuberculosis, state officials say

An x-ray showing the lungs of a person infected with pulmonary tuberculosis. (iStock) A man in Denton, Texas, who was found dead in an alleyway last week died of pulmonary tuberculosis, Fox News has confirmed. Carol Ann Walker, a public information officer for the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office, which handles cases in Denton County,… Read More »