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Screening starts at U.S. airports as fears of mystery Chinese virus grow

USA authorities have said they would start screening at three airports - New York City's JFK International Airport, San Francisco International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport - to detect travellers arriving via direct or connecting flights from Wuhan who may have symptoms of the new virus.

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Sepsis causes more deaths worldwide than previously thought

More than cancer or coronary disease, sepsis is now believed to be the leading cause of death worldwide, thanks to a new study involving a researcher from the University of British Columbia. The study used worldwide health data to find sepsis deaths had doubled previous estimates. From 1990 to 2017, the number of cases fell from 60 million to about 49 million (down 19%), and sepsis deaths fell from almost 16 million to 11 million (a 30% decrease).

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Flu cases up in the Sauk Valley

Last week alone, seven children died of the flu, bringing the pediatric death toll to 39, according to new figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC ). "We've definitely seen quite a rise in children presenting with flu", Pannaraj said. Doctors say taking at-home preventative measures is just as important as getting the vaccine such as washing your hands, not touching your face, coughing into your elbow or a tissue and staying home if you are ill.

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DPH: 6 people died from flu, bringing season total to 13

There were f 203 flu-related deaths in the state a year ago, the department says, and there were more than 9,000 positive cases of the virus reported. In addition, weekly resting heart rate averages include days when an individual is both sick and not sick, and this may result in underestimation of illness by lowering the weekly averages.

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Health ministry issues travel advisory over novel coronavirus outbreak in China

He was admitted with abnormal kidney function, pulmonary tuberculosis and damage to several organ functions, it said . January 13 2020: A Chinese woman in Thailand was the first confirmed case of the mystery virus outside of China.

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Sanders attacks Biden's record hours before Democratic debate

Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), South Bend MayorPete Buttigieg and Sen. Sanders and Warren , longtime friends, share many progressive values and are seen as competing over similar groups of voters. When Sanders reached a hand out to Warren after the debate ended, presumably for a handshake, Warren instead clasped her own hands together. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) talk after he seventh Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season ...