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US Reports 34 Coronavirus Cases, With More LikelyThe number of people in the US known to be infected with the new coronavirus is at 34 and rising, government health officials reported Friday. Thirteen of the patients were found to have the virus after returning from China, the New York Times reports. The other 21 were repatriated, including...
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The building housing the biocontainment unit at Nebraska Medical Center is seen in this Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 photo in Omaha, Neb. The center is treating patient potentially exposed to a viral outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. (AP Photo/Josh Funk)
US virus cases climb to 35 with return of cruise passengersHealth officials say at least 18 Americans who returned home from a quarantined cruise ship are infected with the new virus, and there are likely to be more among the returned passengers
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FILE - This April 7, 2017 file photo, shows Burton Tower on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Mich. Several former patients have alleged that Robert E. Anderson, a late University of Michigan physician, sexually abused them during exams going back decades, prompting the Ann Arbor school to ask others with information to come forward, officials said Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. (Hunter Dyke/Ann Arbor News via AP, File)
Supervisor told police U-M doctor didn't deny abuse claimsDocuments show a doctor continued to work at the University of Michigan for decades after a supervisor confronted him about allegations of sex abuse
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FDA approves drug that lowers cholesterol in a new wayU.S. regulators have approved a new type of cholesterol-lowering drug aimed at millions of people who don't get enough help from widely used statin pills like Lipitor and Crestor
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2020 file photo, former United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack speaks at a campaign stop for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at the LOFT on Jefferson, in Burlington, Iowa. Vilsack will oversee Purdue Pharma’s marketing efforts to ensure the OxyContin maker is not overstating the benefits of its opioid painkillers and downplays the danger of addiction, a strategy that critics say contributed to  the nation’s overdose crisis Purdue Pharma announced Vilsack as its monitor on Friday, Feb. 21.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Former Iowa governor, US ag secretary to monitor drugmakerFormer Iowa governor and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has been hired to monitor Purdue Pharma as the OxyContin maker goes through bankruptcy
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A Powerful New Antibiotic Is Found in a Novel WayThe rise of superbugs means the world needs powerful new antibiotics. A team at MIT says it has just made a major breakthrough using artificial intelligence for the first time. They discovered a compound that looks able to conquer some of the most dangerous bacteria in existence, including some that...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, two logo for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, are displayed at a grand opening ceremony of the Ariake Arena, a venue for volleyball at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and wheelchair basketball during the Paralympic Games, in Tokyo. A test event for the Tokyo Olympics scheduled for later February, that would have involved some non-Japanese athletes is being rejiggered because of fear of the spreading virus from China. It will now involve only Japanese athletes.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Tokyo delays Olympic volunteer training because of virusTokyo Olympic organizers have postponed training sessions for volunteers because of the virus outbreak spreading from China but again stated there are no plans to cancel or delay the 2020 Games
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S. Korea Outbreak Quadruples in 2 DaysConfirmed cases of coronavirus in South Korea have doubled twice in two days. On Friday, authorities announced that 100 new cases had been detected, bringing the total to 204. The day prior, the country had confirmed 53 cases, most of them linked to a fringe religious group in the city...
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A photographer takes photos near the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship anchored at a port in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. Passengers tested negative for COVID-19 started disembarking since Wednesday. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Israel says cruise passenger flown home from Japan has virusIsraeli health officials say one of the 11 Israelis who were flown home after being quarantined on a cruise ship in Japan has tested positive for the new virus that emerged in China
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A sign attached on the indication for Emergency of the hospital of Codogno, near Lodi in Northern Italy, advises that access is not allowed Friday, Feb. 21,2020. Health officials reported the country's first cases of contagion of COVID-19 in people who had not been in China. The hospital in Codogno is one of the hospitals - along with specialized Sacco Hospital in Milan - which is hosting the infected persons and the people that were in contact with them and are being isolated. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Italy reports 1st virus death, cases more than quadrupleItaly has reported its first death from the new virus from China
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Health Minister Hamad Hassan gestures during a press conference, in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. Hassan on Friday reported the Mediterranean country's first case of the new virus.  He said the patient was a 45-year-old woman who arrived on Thursday on a flight from the Iranian city of Qom. He said the woman was in "good health" and that the ministry was also following up on the cases of two other people suspected of having the illness. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Iran reports 2 more deaths, 13 new cases of new coronavirusIran has reported two more deaths from the new virus that emerged in China and says the fatalities were from among 13 new confirmed cases of the virus in Iran
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