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February 14, 2020 10:13 AM

The MS Westerdam, with nearly 1,500 passengers aboard, was rebuffed by Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines and Guam before ultimately being allowed to dock at the Cambodian port of Sihanoukville.


February 13, 2020 09:10 AM

Hubei province has added "clinical cases" to the count — patients who exhibit all the symptoms of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, but have either not been tested or tested negative.


February 12, 2020 10:06 AM

Tales of life on a ship quarantined in Japan amid a coronavirus outbreak are hurting bookings for the growing cruise line industry. But the industry has shaken off worse crises, an analyst says.


February 08, 2020 02:14 PM

For parents desperate to calm a kid's hacking cough, so the whole family can get some sleep, turns out there's evidence that a common kitchen ingredient works better than OTC medicine.


February 06, 2020 08:36 AM

Hong Kong authorities say that beginning Saturday they are mandating that anyone entering the city from mainland China "self-quarantine" for the 14-day incubation period of the virus.


February 05, 2020 09:34 PM

Scientists are trying to figure out how often people without symptoms can transmit the novel coronavirus. If it happens a lot, that could complicate the response to the outbreak.


February 01, 2020 06:52 PM

The Philippines on Sunday announced a 44-year-old man died of the virus after developing severe pneumonia. Later on Sunday, two new cases of the virus were confirmed in the U.S. for a total of 11.


January 30, 2020 03:50 PM

Does the virus have an official name yet? Can I get the disease from touching goods shipped from China? How worried should we be in the U.S.? We answer questions from our readers.


January 30, 2020 05:01 AM

The turnaround is welcome news after rising drug overdose and suicide rates had pushed life expectancy down since 2014. Could America be turning the tide on opioid addiction?


January 29, 2020 09:37 PM

At least 8,000 people have died from the flu in the U.S. this season. The good news: Easy steps you can take now to protect against the flu may also help you steer clear of the new coronavirus.