• Novel Coronavirus (nCoV): Updates (24 January 2020)

    Novel Coronavirus (nCoV): Updates (24 January 2020)0

    Infections and death toll More than 800 cases of infection have been confirmed so far. Most of the patients have had some contact with a seafood market in the city of Wuhan, China. Infections have also been confirmed in Thailand, Japan, the United States of America and the Republic of Korea. Twenty-six people have died, two

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  • Coronavirus Outbreak in Asia: a Brief Chronology

    Coronavirus Outbreak in Asia: a Brief Chronology0

    31 December 2019: The SARS-like outbreak is publicly announced. The infection cases were reported in a seafood market in the city of Wuhan, China. 7 January 2020: Chinese authorities isolated and identify a new coronavirus (novel coronavirus, nCov). Other respiratory pathogens, such as influenza, adenovirus, and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV), were ruled out

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  • Cancer is the Leading Cause of Death in High-Income Countries

    Cancer is the Leading Cause of Death in High-Income Countries0

    Cancer kills twice as much as cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and is now the leading cause of death in high-income countries, according to a report from the Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiologic (PURE) study. CVD remain, however, the leading cause of mortality among middle-aged adults worldwide. (See Infographic Below) Study Design For over ten years, the

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