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APTOPIX Iran Virus Outbreak A commuter looks through a water-stained window wearing a mask and gloves to help guard against the Coronavirus, on a public bus in downtown Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi) (Ebrahim Noroozi

Iran raises death toll from new virus to 8, infections to 43

Iran's health ministry raised the death toll from the new coronavirus to eight Sunday.

February 23, 2020 10:10 am

Virus Outbreak Clusters Associated Press
Workers wearing protective gear spray disinfectant against the new coronavirus Thursday in front of a church in Daegu, South Korea. (Kim Jun-beomSUB)

Virus' spread worries health officials

In South Korea, Singapore and Iran, clusters of infections are leading to a jump in cases of the new viral illness outside China. But...

February 23, 2020 1:00 am

South Korea Virus Outbreak Associated Press
Medical workers wearing protective gear tend to a patient suspected of contracting the new coronavirus Friday  in Cheongdo, South Korea. (Lee Moo-ryulSUB)

Infections skyrocket in S. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea early today reported a six-fold jump in viral infections in four days to 346, most of them linked...

February 22, 2020 1:00 am

Flu Season Associated Press
A patient receives a flu vaccination last month in Mesquite, Texas. (LM OteroSTF)

Flu vaccine shows success early on

NEW YORK – It may end up being a bad flu season for kids, but early signs suggest the vaccine is working OK.

February 21, 2020 1:00 am

Japan China Outbreak Associated Press
Quarantined in a port near Tokyo, the Diamond Princess cruise ship began discharging passengers early today. (Jae C. HongSTF)

Passengers begin leaving quarantined ship in Japan

YOKOHAMA, Japan – Hundreds of passengers began leaving the Diamond Princess cruise ship today after the end of a much-criticized...

February 19, 2020 1:00 am