Syria Is Overwhelmed By Coronavirus As Govt Conceals Outbreak, Health Worker Says

A medic checks the temperature of a Syrian worshipper before entering the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus to attend Friday prayer on May 15. To try to slow the coronavirus outbreak, the Syrian government has banned mass prayers and asked Syrians to stay home over the …

Australia Closes Interstate Border Because Of Coronavirus Outbreak

New South Wales health officials interview passengers as they arrive from a Qantas flight that flew from Melbourne at Sydney Airport in July. James D. Morgan/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption James D. Morgan/Getty Images New South Wales health officials interview passengers as they arrive …

Coronavirus World Map: Tracking The Spread Of The Outbreak

This page is updated regularly. Since the new coronavirus was first reported in Wuhan, China, in December, the infectious respiratory disease COVID-19 has spread rapidly within China and to neighboring countries and beyond. The first confirmed coronavirus cases outside China occurred on Jan. 20, in …

8th Case Of Coronavirus Confirmed In The U.S. Amid Skyrocketing Outbreak

An employee wears a protective mask as he sits in an Apple store after it shut Saturday in Beijing. Apple announced it was closing all 42 of its stores in mainland China until Feb. 10 because of the coronavirus outbreak. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images hide caption …

Starbucks Closes More Than 2,000 Stores In China Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

In a photo taken in May, customers enjoy their drinks at a Starbucks in Beijing. The U.S.-based coffee chain as decided to close more than half its stores in mainland China due to the coronavirus outbreak. Ng Han Guan/AP hide caption toggle caption Ng Han …

Chinese Virologists Are Fighting A New Outbreak. Here’s What They’re Looking For

Public Health Officials hand out disease monitoring information after performing thermal scans on passengers arriving from Wuhan, China at Suvarnabumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand. Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images Public Health Officials hand out disease monitoring information after performing thermal …

Measles Outbreak Kills Dozens Of Kids On Samoa And Infects Thousands More

Samoa is under a state of emergency as its health system struggles with the crisis. NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to the editor of the Samoa Observer, Keni Lesah. LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: A measles epidemic has killed more than 40 people, most of them children, in …

CDC Finds Possible Culprit In Outbreak Of Vaping-Related Lung Injuries

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta said Friday that fluid extracted from the lungs of 29 injured patients who vaped all contained the chemical compound vitamin E acetate. Hans Pennink/AP hide caption toggle caption Hans Pennink/AP The Centers for Disease Control and …

2 Experimental Ebola Drugs Saved Lives In Congo Outbreak

Health workers in protective suits tend to an Ebola victim kept in an isolation cube in Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Jerome Delay/AP hide caption toggle caption Jerome Delay/AP Health workers in protective suits tend to an Ebola victim kept in an isolation …