Coronavirus Contagious Even in Incubation Stage, China’s Health Authority Says

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China's National Health Commission (NHC) said on Sunday that the new coronavirus is contagious even in its incubation period, which lasts up to 14 days, and that the virus' ability to spread is getting stronger. The South China Morning Post reports Ma Xiaowei, the minister in charge of the NHC, tol... Read more

President of China Warns Coronavirus Spread is Accelerating

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[caption id="attachment_21963" align="alignleft" width="451"] Thermal scanners that detect temperatures of passengers inside the Hankou station in Tuesday - Image: Reuters[/caption] Chinese President Xi Jinping warned today that the spread of a deadly new virus is accelerating. The warning came af... Read more

BHB Closely Monitoring Developments on Coronavirus Outbreak

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The Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) is "closely monitoring developments" on the coronavirus outbreak first identified in Wuhan, China. A BHB spokesperson said: "BHB can confirm that even though the current threat to Bermuda residents is low, we are closely monitoring developments and are ready to r... Read more

Three-Year-Old California Girl Hospitalized For a MONTH With a Different Strain of Deadly Coronavirus

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A three-year-old girl in California has been hospitalized for a month with the coronavirus, but it is a different and less severe strain than the deadly virus that has killed at least 17 in China. Mail Online reports: "Aliyah Cardoza, from Azusa, was hospitalized on December 23 with what appear... Read more

Colonial Sponsors Health Seminar on Medicine For a New Decade

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News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda - Medical professionals and members of the public are invited to take part in the annual CME Conference, focusing on medicine for a new decade. Colonial Group International sponsors this event every year. The physicians and health professional's seminar will take p... Read more

Coronavirus Fears in Scotland as Two Chinese Patients Rushed to Hospital

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International news reports circulating today say this coronavirus may have reached the UK as two Chinese travellers have been taken to hospital in Scotland with flu-like symptoms. Mail Online reports: "The unidentified patients are thought to be from Wuhan, the city at the heart of the outbreak wh... Read more

Current Threat of Coronavirus to Bermuda Residents is Low

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Local health authorities were tonight monitoring the potential risk of the new strain of coronavirus, the high-profile virus reaching Bermuda. A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Health said: "The current threat to Bermuda residents is low. "However due to the significant travel into and out of ... Read more

Travel Warning to Brits After Entire City Put on Lockdown Over Coronavirus Outbreak

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[caption id="attachment_21869" align="alignleft" width="459"] Medical staff outside a hospital in Wuhan where patients have contracted pneumonia from coronavirus - Image: REUTERS[/caption] Seventeen people have died and hundreds more taken ill as a result of the coronavirus, a SARS-like condition, ... Read more

Health Ministry Advisory: Increase in Reports of Influenza – The Flu

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News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda - The Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (ESU) at the Ministry of Health is informing the public of an increase in reports of influenza (flu) and fever and respiratory symptoms in the community, which is designated as a medium alert by the ESU. Influenza can be se... Read more

BTA: Bermuda Spa Month Returns This February Offering Pampering—And Savings

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News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda (January 17, 2020) — Bermuda’s spas are gearing up for a month-long promotion of health and wellness, with numerous properties preparing to offer substantial deals to travellers and residents throughout February. Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) launched “Bermud... Read more