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A medical worker puts on protective suit before entering a sports center which has been converted into a makeshift hospital to treat patients of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China, February 12, 2020.

While the world focuses on the coronavirus, people in China with other illnesses may pay a price long after the outbreak ends

"People with preexisting conditions, they're the ones who may suffer," Tolbert Nyenswah, a senior researcher at Johns Hopkins University, said.
The Wuhan coronavirus may be the world's latest pandemic.

The Wuhan coronavirus outbreak could soon be declared a pandemic — here’s how the world has handled global outbreaks in the past

Prior to the Wuhan coronavirus, there have been a lot of deadly epidemics, which have prompted different courses of action from governments globally.
Citizens wear masks to defend against new viruses on January 22, 2020 in Guangzhou, China.The 2019 new coronavirus, known as "2019-nCoV", was discovered in Wuhan virus pneumonia cases in 2019, and the virus was transmitted from person to person. Currently, confirmed cases have been received in various parts of the world.

A vaccine for Wuhan coronavirus could take years to develop, based on our experience trying to fight Zika and Ebola

The Wuhan coronavirus has now infected more than 630 people and spread to 9 countries. At least 18 people have died.

Here’s how the deadly Wuhan virus could impact the global economy, based on what we know about past outbreaks

The Wuhan virus, which has infected over 400 people and killed 9 in China, is spreading around the world. A pandemic could affect many businesses.
Map showing the location of Koltsovo town, where a gas explosion took place at a viral research lab on September 16, 2019.

Some Russians don’t believe assurances that an explosion at a disease research lab didn’t release any hazardous material

A gas explosion hit a research lab storing anthrax, Ebola, and smallpox in Koltsovo on Monday. Officials claim there is no danger to the public.
A doctor wearing protective clothing.

1,400 people have died so far in the second largest outbreak of Ebola in history

The World Health Organization said it is deeply disappointed "the affected countries have not received the funding and resources needed for this outbreak."

An American who may have been exposed to Ebola in Congo is being monitored back in the US

An American medical worker who may have been exposed to Ebola while working in the Democratic Republic of Congo was flown back to the US on Saturday.
Tracing anyone who was in contact with an infected person is an urgent priority.

An Ebola case has been discovered in a city of 1.2 million people — a ‘game changer’ that makes fighting the outbreak much more diff...

Health officials have confirmed that an infected person was found in a city of 1.2 million, meaning Ebola has spread beyond the town it was first spotted in. Ebola in an urban area is much more dangerous, since that dramatically increases the possibility that the disease could spread rapidly.