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Wuhan woman with no symptoms infects five relatives with coronavirus-study
Feb 21 (Reuters) - A 20-year-old Chinese woman from Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, traveled 400 miles(675 km) north to Anyang where she infected five relatives, without ever showing signs of infection, Chinese scientists reported on Friday, offering new evidence that the virus can be spread asymptomatically.
UPDATE 6-First Italian dies of coronavirus as outbreak flares in north
MILAN, Feb 21 (Reuters) - An elderly man in the northern city of Padua has died after being infected with the coronavirus, becoming the first Italian victim of the disease, Health Minister Roberto Speranza said on Friday.
Flight carrying British evacuees from coronavirus-hit cruise ship in Japan takes off
Feb 21 (Reuters) - Britain's Foreign Office on Friday said the evacuation flight for its nationals on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship has taken off from Japan, following the coronavirus outbreak.
Esperion says cholesterol drug gets U.S. approval; eyes $10 per pill pricing
(Reuters) - Esperion Therapeutics Inc said on Friday that U.S. health regulators approved its cholesterol-lowering drug, making it the first non-statin treatment to be cleared for sale in the country in nearly 20 years.
First Italian patient dies of coronavirus - Ansa news agency
MILAN, Feb 21 (Reuters) - A patient in the northern city of Padua has died after being infected with the Coronavirus, becoming the first Italian victim of the disease, Ansa news agency reported on Friday.
ER patients may care less about doctor's race, gender than previously thought
(Reuters Health) - In an online experiment, people gave "simulated" emergency room doctors roughly the same satisfaction rating regardless of the healthcare provider's gender or color.
U.S. prepares for coronavirus pandemic, school and business closures: health officials
(Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Friday said they are preparing for the possibility of the spread of the new coronavirus through U.S. communities that would force closures of schools and businesses.
Big tech cos pull out of San Francisco conferences on coronavirus concerns
(Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc
has pulled out of the RSA cyber security conference due to coronavirus-related concerns, the organizer said https://www.rsaconference.com/novel-coronavirus-update on Friday.
'Enemies of the people': Coronavirus evacuees endure hostile return to Ukraine
KIEV (Reuters) - Julia Volok says some of her fellow passengers expected a warm welcome on their arrival in Ukraine after finally being evacuated from the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic in China's Hubei province this week.
School lunch overhaul led to healthier meals for U.S. kids
(Reuters Health) - An overhaul of school lunch nutrition standards seems to have driven dramatic improvements in the healthiness of meals served to millions of kids nationwide, a U.S. study suggests.
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