Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Book explores earlier international effort to combat disease

Fearing disease from a foreign country, public health officials clamped down on travel and trade, mandating lengthy quarantines. These measures dampened tourism, drove up the price of goods and slowed down their distribution.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Is five days of COVID isolation enough? New study has some answers

When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in January it was shifting its recommended isolation period for people infected with COVID-19 from 10 days down to five days, followed by five days of mask-wearing, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chile confirms first case of Omicron variant

Chile said Saturday it had found its first case of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in a traveler who arrived late last month from Ghana.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Israel warns of 'emergency' after detecting new virus strain

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Friday that Israel is "on the threshold of an emergency situation" after authorities detected the country's first case of a new coronavirus variant and barred travel to and from most ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Passengers flying to US will need to quarantine on arrival: Biden

In addition to requiring a test before they fly, travelers to the US will need to quarantine upon arrival, US President Joe Biden said Thursday as he announced a raft of measures aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19.

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