Emerging Pathogens

Feb 21, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a new travel-related case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in northern California. The Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services said it is also monitoring one other person who had close contact with the patient.
Feb 20, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has created a Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System code (U0001) specifically for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.
Feb 19, 2020
More than 100 additional Americans today left a cruise ship quarantined due to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and must wait 14 days before entering the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
Feb 18, 2020
More than 300 citizens returned to the U.S. Sunday from a quarantined cruise ship off the coast of Japan, including 14 who tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the State Department announced.
Feb 14, 2020
Five public health labs already conducting influenza surveillance in the U.S. will test specimens for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) if they test negative for influenza, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
Feb 13, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed two new U.S. cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total to 15.
Feb 12, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said new reagents will be manufactured and sent to state laboratories that reported inconclusive results using the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) test kit sent by CDC.
Feb 11, 2020
As hospitals and health systems raise concerns over possible shortages of personal protective equipment, including respirators, the CDC continues to update its guidance and provide strategies that health care providers can use during the novel coronavirus outbreak now and in the event of a shortage…
Feb 10, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance and resources for U.S. health care personnel working in environments possibly exposed to the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
Feb 7, 2020
There could be a shortage of personal protective equipment, such as masks, in health care settings due to the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Department of Health and Human Services reiterated.