The US is now the epicentre of the pandemic after Trump claimed it was a 'hoax'

2020-04-05 08:18

The US was hobbled by insufficient public health funding, a dearth of testing, and a president who ignored the warnings.

Covid-19 survived in cabins aboard Diamond Princess for 17 days

2020-03-25 14:19

Researchers have made the startling discovery that cabins aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship harboured the novel coronavirus for up to 17 days after passengers had left the ship in Yokohama, Japan.

Limited coronavirus testing in the US has meant its death rate appears alarmingly high

2020-03-09 08:44

Limited coronavirus testing in the US so far means that people with mild cases probably haven't been confirmed as infected, so aren't counted.

A worker at a US airport contracted coronavirus after screening incoming passengers for the illness

2020-03-05 18:57

The health screener first developed symptoms on Sunday, a week after last screening passengers. So far, the case appears mild.

Delays and errors have put the US far behind other countries in testing and treating coronavirus patients

2020-03-03 10:30

Less than 500 Americans had been tested for the coronavirus as of Sunday, according to the CDC. South Korea has drive-through testing facilities.

The CDC outlined an ominous hypothetical scenario about what could happen in the US as the coronavirus spreads

2020-02-28 15:12

Here's what the US could face in the coming months if the coronavirus spreads, according to the CDC.

Trump says the stock market is 'starting to look very good' after the Dow plunged over 1,000 points

2020-02-25 13:21

The comments come as the Trump administration prepares to request an emergency funding package from Congress to combat the coronavirus.

Here's how the deadly Wuhan virus could impact the global economy, based on what we know about past outbreaks

2020-01-23 09:22

The Wuhan virus, which has infected over 400 people and killed 9 in China, is spreading around the world. A pandemic could affect many businesses.

US officials have confirmed 26 deaths and nearly 1,300 cases of serious lung disease tied to vaping. Here are all the health risks you should know about.

2019-10-11 09:58

Investigators don't know the cause and haven't identified a single common brand or drug across all of the cases. Here's what you need to know.

Officials are investigating a second death and more than 200 cases of serious lung disease tied to vaping. Here are the other health risks you should know about.

2019-09-07 12:10

Investigators don't know the cause and haven't identified a single common brand or drug across all of the cases. Here's what you need to know.


Coronavirus: Countries rethink advice on masks and facial coverings

2020-04-02 17:46

Health authorities in Europe and the US had said that wearing a mask was not effective protection for most people. Now some may change that guidance.

US funerals may have to be livestreamed as the coronavirus limits social gatherings

2020-03-18 11:41

Some American funeral homes are already offering free live-stream of services to accommodate guidelines that gatherings should not have more than 50 people.

How to clean your home to prevent coronavirus spread

2020-03-06 11:10

The CDC suggests you clean and disinfect all "high-touch areas" in your home, from doorknobs to phones.

You will now pay up to R150 for a mask in SA due to coronavirus – and it may not work

2020-03-05 14:00

Some masks are selling for as little as R5 per mask, while others are selling for R150. None are recommended to protect you against the virus behind Covid-19.

The coronavirus could pass between people who are up to 2 metres apart

2020-03-03 06:43

The coronavirus jumps from person to person in saliva and phlegm droplets, and those typically travel 1m to 2m.

Men's beards could render face masks useless, health authorities warn — here's why 'walrus' is fine

2020-02-26 14:41

Different kinds of facial hair can prevent the necessary impenetrable seal from being formed. This graphic shows if your facial hair puts you at risk.

The US plans to force passengers to change routes, and potentially redirect entire flights, to make sure they get screened for the Wuhan virus

2020-01-24 07:39

US officials described an ambitious 'funnel' system to make sure every passenger from Wuhan, China, to the US gets screened — no matter their route.

A mysterious and deadly virus from China could have infected 35 times more people than official totals, scientists warn

2020-01-18 17:19

Airports in the US and parts of Asia have started screening travellers from Wuhan, central China, in the hope of stopping the disease from spreading.

The mysterious spate of vape-related deaths and illnesses continues to grow, confounding experts. Here's what officials knew and when.

2019-09-08 12:28

The CDC is investigating at least 450 possible cases of vape-related illnesses in 33 states across the US. The illnesses have led to at least 5 deaths.

A dangerous parasitic illness spread by 'kissing bugs' that bite people’s faces at night is continuing to spread in the US

2019-04-25 17:51

Triatoma sanguisuga, a bug that bites people's face and spreads parasites,is spreading in the US.

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