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A Chinese girl wears a protective mask as her mother pushes her on a suitcase to board a train at Beijing Railway station before the annual Spring Festival on January 21, 2020 in Beijing, China.

Wuhan, China, and 5 other cities have been quarantined as China attempts to halt the spread of the coronavirus. That’s about 23 million people o...

The Wuhan coronavirus has infected more than 640 people and killed 18. Chinese authorities quarantined its origin city and five others.

Stocks are sinking on fears of the deadly virus in China — ‘Markets are worried about this spreading to more cities’

Travel, retail, luxury, and airline stocks fell on concerns of a coronavirus outbreak. Millions will travel across Asia this weekend for Chinese New Year.
Medical staff at the Jinyintan hospital in Wuhan, which houses patients with the Wuhan coronavirus.

China confirmed that the deadly Wuhan virus sweeping the country can spread from human to human, increasing the risk of an epidemic

The spread could accelerate as hundreds of millions of people travel home for Lunar New Year this week.
Passengers wearing masks at the waiting area for a train to Wuhan at the Beijing West Railway Station, ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, on January 20, 2020.

The spread of China’s mysterious fatal Wuhan virus is poised to get infinitely worse as the Chinese New Year travel rush begins

At least three people have died from the Wuhan virus, or 2019-nCoV. Scientists say officials aren't doing enough to spot and prevent it.
Gates at a New York Times event in 2019.

A mysterious virus in China is a reminder that the world isn’t ready for a pandemic. Bill Gates says we should prepare for a deadly outbreak as ...

The virus, which causes pneumonia-like symptoms and is in the same family as SARS, has killed a second person and spread to Thailand and Japan.
Residents near the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea found a stream of swine fever contaminated blood.

A stream along the South Korean border turned red after the government slaughtered thousands of pigs infected with swine fever

Officials narrowly prevented the bloody water from contaminating one of Seoul's main water sources.
Dust storms are becoming more common due to drought.

A deadly fungal infection that spreads through dust is on the rise in the southwestern US, and scientists warn the north may be next

Valley fever, which is endemic in Arizona and southern California, could eventually cover a third of the country due to climate change.
Dan Hare and his wife, Bryanna.

A man with ALS was denied service at a restaurant after waiters thought he was intoxicated

Dan Hare, 26, was diagnosed last month with ALS, and has since experienced the symptoms impacting his voluntary muscle movement and his speech.
It's peak season for ticks in the US, so be on the lookout for all the diseases they can carry.

6 ways ticks can make you sick or kill you, from Lyme disease to the Powassan virus

Tick-borne diseases of all kinds are on the rise in the U.S., up by more than 10,000 cases from 2016 to 2017.
Dust storms are becoming more common due to drought.

A potentially deadly fungus that can travel up to 75 miles in the air is spreading, and California’s droughts are making it worse

Droughts and dust storms linked to climate change are spreading valley fever fungus as far as Washington state, where it's likely to be misdiagnosed.