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    Media Statement on Novel Coronavirus Public Health Emergency Declaration from APHL Executive Director Scott Becker

Media Statement on Novel Coronavirus Public Health Emergency Declaration from APHL Executive Director Scott Becker

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Michelle Forman at 240.485.2793, michelle.forman@aphl.org
David Fouse, 202.262.5417, david.fouse@aphl.org
Silver Spring, MD, January, 31, 2020 — “Today the White House declared the novel coronavirus (2019 nCoV) outbreak a public health emergency. Public health laboratories are a critical component of our public health system and are busy supporting the U.S. response.
“Today’s announcement is […]

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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – United Arab Emirates

On 9 and 13 January 2020, the National IHR Focal Point of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported an additional two (2) laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) to WHO. The link below provides details of the 2 reported cases: …read more

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Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

From 22 to 28 January five new confirmed cases were reported in the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. …read more

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Predicting Alzheimer’s disease progression

A study suggested that PET imaging of tau tangles in the brain could be a way to track development of Alzheimer’s disease, predict loss of brain tissue, and assess new treatments. …read more

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Mother’s gut microbes may influence offspring’s immunity

A study in mice showed how that a mother’s gut bacteria can induce antibodies that protect newborns against diarrheal disease. …read more

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