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China’s Mysterious Coronavirus Has Reached the United States

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The first case of coronavirus — a respiratory disease first reported in Wuhan, China where six people died and at least 200 people have been infected — has made its way to the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed on Tuesday.

Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said that a male patient in his 30s was being treated at Snohomish County, Washington, a two-hour drive north of Seattle.

China Suffers From Mystery Virus Outbreak After 59 People Fall Ill

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Chinese health officials have officially ruled out Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), bird flu, and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) as dozens of people in central China are infected by mysterious viral pneumonia.

A total of 59 people have been affected by the virus in Wuhan, Hebei province, China, according to the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission on Sunday night via The Straits Times. Seven patients are reportedly in critical condition.

Bay Area Boy Mysteriously Dies From Common Virus

A 9-year-old boy in Milpitas, California died after contracting a common infection among children, baffling his parents and some doctors who now call for a public health investigation.

Tristan Michael Ang passed away at an intensive care unit on June 28, six days after “a mild summer bug” began to present more serious signs and symptoms, including confusion, forgetfulness and terrible headaches.

French Company Injects 733,000 Filipino Children With Potentially Dangerous Virus Vaccine

The Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH) is on high alert after French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur announced that its first-ever approved Dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia, has potentially adverse effects.

The analysis confirmed that Dengvaxia provides persistent protective benefit against dengue fever in those who had prior infection. For those not previously infected by dengue virus, however, the analysis found that in the longer term, more cases of severe disease could occur following vaccination upon a subsequent dengue infection, the company wrote in its announcement on Nov. 29.

Deadly New Strain of Bird Flu in China Could Trigger Global Pandemic

A new strain of H7N9, commonly known and referred to as bird flu, is circulating in China, and scientists believe this could pose a threat to humans as it has the potential to trigger a global pandemic.

American and Japanese researchers have tested the new bird flu strain, which has been circulating in China since 2013. On a report published by the researchers at Cell Host and Microbe on Thursday, the new virus strain that was tested on mice, ferrets and other non-human mammals had replicated efficiently.

Teen in Japan Held For Selling Smartphone Virus for ‘Pocket Money’

A 13-year-old boy from Osaka was referred to a juvenile consultation center by Japanese authorities for allegedly selling a smartphone virus through an online market place.

The boy, a second grader at a public junior high school whose name has been withheld, admitted his crime to the Nara prefectural police’s cyber crime division on Tuesday, and said he was in need of pocket money, according to The Japan News.