Coronavirus in Canada: What are the next steps to contain the disease here?

The emergency department entrance of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto where a man in his 50s is being treated as Canada's first presumptive case of coronavirus. (John Sandeman/CBC) The next steps for Canada's coronavirus patient zero include two weeks...

Why Canada’s first suspected coronavirus case is ‘a world of difference’ from SARS

People wear masks as a precaution due to the coronavirus outbreak as they arrive at the international terminal at Toronto Pearson International Airport on Saturday. (The Canadian Press/Nathan Denette) News that Toronto has its first suspected case of coronavirus may...

‘It plays to our worst fears’: Coronavirus misinformation fuelled by social media

Social media has completely changed the way in which information about a disease outbreak travels around the world and experts say it's not for the better. (Getty Images) People collapsing in the streets of Wuhan, coverups of unreported deaths and travellers...

Why tracing the animal source of coronavirus matters

A worker in a protective suit is seen at the closed seafood market in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, on Jan. 10. The seafood market is linked to the outbreak of pneumonia caused by the new strain of coronavirus. (Reuters) Alongside...

‘Just incredible:’ Mass quarantines take China into uncharted territory

A quarantine officer, right, checks the body temperature of a passenger at the Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, on Thursday. China closed off Wuhan, a city of more than 11 million people in an unprecedented effort to try...

Bats and sneezing camels: A tale of two viruses

Bats are believed to be the original animal source for deadly human coronaviruses (Jordi Segers) For a few hours on Thursday it appeared the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) had spread to Saudi Arabia with reports that a nurse in Asir was infected.But it...

The new coronavirus: Symptoms, prevention, and what to do if you think you’re infected

Passengers wear masks as they arrive Thursday at Vancouver International Airport. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press) So far, there have been no confirmed cases of the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Canada. But China has confirmed there has been human-to-human transmission of the...

National public health data finds vaccine rates for kids falls short

In this 2019 file photo, a child in New Brunswick receives a measles shot. (Canadian Press) New data suggests vaccination rates among Canadian children are falling short. The Public Health Agency of Canada says none of the country's national vaccination...

Chinese virus-hit city of Wuhan closes transport networks, state media says

A staff member looks on as he checks the body temperatures of passengers at an exit of a highway in Wuhan. (AFP/Getty) The Chinese city of Wuhan, the source of an outbreak of a new flu-like virus, is closing its transport networks...

WHO postpones decision on whether to declare emergency over coronavirus

A man wears a mask while walking in the street on Wednesday in Wuhan, China. On Thursday, public transport in the city will be shut down to try to control spread of a new coronavirus. (Getty Images) The World Health...
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