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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 woman wearing a sanitary mask walks in Codogno, near Lodi in Northern Italy, 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 sees virus cases quadruple in day as cluster emergesItalian authorities say the number of people infected with the new virus from China has more than quadrupled in a day due to an emerging cluster of cases in the country's north
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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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Medical workers wearing protective gears carry a patient suspected of contracting the new coronavirus toward an ambulance at Daenam Hospital in Cheongdo, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. South Korea reported 100 new virus cases Friday, bringing the country's total to 204, many of them clustered around a southeastern city, and raising fears that the outbreak is getting out of control. (Lee Moo-ryul/Newsis via AP)
Virus cases balloon in S. Korea as outbreak shifts, spreadsSchools are shuttered, churches are telling worshipers to stay away and some mass gatherings are banned as South Korea grapples with a ballooning number of cases of a new virus
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Evacuees wear masks and wave as they are bussed to a quarantine facility after arriving in Darwin, Australia, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. The evacuees have travelled from Japan after being stranded on the cruise ship Diamond Princess. (Helen Orr/AAP Image via AP)
Japan to let off last healthy cruise travelers, isolate restJapan's health minister said the last cruise ship passengers who tested negative for a new virus will leave the Diamond Princess on Friday after a much-criticized quarantine of the vessel ended
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In this Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, photo, a huge electric screen about precautions against the COVID-19 illness is seen in Seoul, South Korea. Even as cases and deaths from the new virus mount, fear is advancing like a tsunami - and not just in the areas surrounding the Chinese city of Wuhan, the center of the outbreak that has been declared a global health emergency. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Stress, rumors, even violence: Virus fear goes viralEven as illnesses and deaths from the new virus increase, fear is advancing like a tsunami, and not just around the Chinese city of Wuhan, the center of the outbreak that has been declared a global health emergency
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Volunteers in red jackets stand at a barricade at the entrance to a neighborhood in Beijing, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. China reported a further fall in new virus cases to 889 on Friday as health officials expressed optimism over containment of the outbreak that has caused more than 2,200 deaths and is spreading elsewhere. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
China's leaders say nation yet to turn corner in virus fightChina's leadership is sounding a cautious note about the country's progress in halting the spread of the new virus that has now killed more than 2,200 people
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Flu Kills Graduate Student Who Tried to Call 911After a garbled call to 911, the system was able to trace the caller to an apartment complex but not to a specific apartment. Police and firefighters searched the area for 45 minutes Monday, the Times-Union reports, but couldn't find the caller in the Troy, New York, apartments. Yeming Shen's...
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Workers wearing protective gears spray disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. South Korea on Friday declared a "special management zone" around a southeastern city where a surging viral outbreak, largely linked to a church in Daegu, threatens to overwhelm the region's health system. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
South Korea ups emergency response as viral cases surgeSouth Korea is reporting 100 new virus cases, bringing the country's total to 204, many of them clustered around a southeastern city, and raising fears that its medical system is becoming overwhelmed
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Health Expert Visits Ship, Raises AlarmThe 621 coronavirus cases confirmed on the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Japan represent the most anywhere outside of China. And an infectious diseases expert at Japan's Kobe University has a good idea why. Kentaro Iwata, who worked to combat the spread of Ebola and SARS, spent a brief...
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Kelly Ripa Unintentionally Got SoberKelly Ripa hasn't had an alcoholic beverage in three years, but she wasn't actually trying to get sober when she quit drinking. Right around the time Ryan Seacrest joined Live as her co-host , she and some friends made a pact to stop drinking for a month. "It felt great, I...
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