Jennifer Nessel, Assistant Editor


WHO Declares Coronavirus an International Public Health Emergency as US Reports First Human-to-Human Transmission

January 30, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) to be a public health emergency of international concern, as the CDC announced the 6th case of the virus in the United States, as well as the country’s first documented person-to-person transmission.

CDC Confirms Additional Coronavirus Cases, Says Threat to US is Low

January 28, 2020

There are now 5 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States, according to the CDC, but the agency said the threat to the general public is still low. California has 2 confirmed cases of the virus, while Arizona, Illinois, and Washington State each have a single case.