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Released: 25-Feb-2020 11:20 AM EST
WashU Expert: Ingredients for a virus to become a pandemic
Washington University in St. Louis

As of Feb. 25, 2020, the World Health Organization reported 79,339 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Thirty-four countries have reported cases, including 2,619 deaths.The WHO has not declared COVID-19 as a pandemic — a situation defined somewhat vaguely by the WHO as “the worldwide spread of a new disease.

Newswise: When coronavirus is not alone
Released: 21-Feb-2020 12:05 PM EST
When coronavirus is not alone
University of Vermont

Interacting contagious diseases like influenza and pneumonia—and perhaps coronavirus too—follow the same complex spreading patterns as social trends, like the adoption of new slang or technologies. This new finding, published in Nature Physics, could lead to better tracking and intervention when multiple diseases spread through a population at the same time.

Released: 24-Feb-2020 9:55 AM EST
Harvard scientists, Chinese colleagues to collaborate on coronavirus research
Harvard Medical School

Harvard University scientists will collaborate with Chinese colleagues to elucidate the basic biology of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and the resulting disease, toward new diagnostic tools, vaccine development and antiviral therapies. The collaboration is part of a $115 million research initiative funded by China Evergrande Group.



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