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The latest news and announcements from Emory University and Emory Healthcare about coronavirus.

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Coronavirus, community and compassion

The global health crisis hits home for Emory, from faculty exploring possible treatments to a postdoctoral researcher who had to cancel the traditional wedding she had planned with her family in China.

Emory expert: Venkat Narayan

Emory global health and diabetes expert Venkat Narayan talks about how people with diabetes are more susceptible to coronavirus.

Carlos del Rio

Novel coronavirus outbreak doubling every 6.4 days, Emory infectious disease researcher says

Carlos del Rio executive associate dean for Emory University School of Medicine at Grady Health System, published important information for clinicians in JAMA detailing the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic.

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Emory, collaborators testing antiviral drug as potential treatment for coronaviruses

Drug Innovation Ventures at Emory is developing an antiviral compound, discovered here, that could potentially treat the new coronavirus currently spreading around the globe.

Coronavirus: Where are we now?

On Friday, Jan. 31, Emory Alumni Association hosted a live Facebook Q&A with infectious disease expert Dr. Carlos del Rio about the coronavirus.

Emory expert: Polly Price

Polly Price, Emory professor of law and professor of global health, talks about whether mandatory quarantines related to coronavirus could happen in the United States.

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Coronavirus updates for the Emory community

Emory leaders from emergency preparedness, health care, campus life and other units are keeping a close eye on the outbreak to protect students, faculty, staff and visitors. Emory officials also continue to work closely with local and state partners.

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What you should know about the new coronavirus

Following the recent coronavirus outbreak, Emory infectious diseases and travel medicine experts aim to educate the public in safety precautions and are often on the front lines when viral outbreaks occur.

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Spillover: Why germs jump species from animals to people

Feb. 18, 2020

Video: Coronavirus and Emory

Feb. 18, 2020

Dr. Carlos del Rio on coronavirus

Feb. 10, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak should bring out the best in humanity

Feb. 8, 2020

Excessive fear of the Wuhan coronavirus can be dangerous

Feb. 7, 2020

Closer Look: Emory University professor discusses the complexity of coronavirus

Feb. 7, 2020

Life inside the coronavirus quarantine

Feb. 6, 2020

Novel coronavirus outbreak doubling every 6.4 days, Emory infectious disease researcher says

Feb. 5, 2020

Emory responds to coronavirus with empathy, support

Feb. 4, 2020

To fight coronavirus spread, the U.S. may expand ‘social distancing’ measures. But it comes at a cost

Feb. 3, 2020

Coronavirus—what you need to know

Feb. 1, 2020

Jan. 31 message to the Emory community about coronavirus

Jan. 31, 2020

Can face masks prevent coronavirus? Experts say that it depends

Jan. 31, 2020

Face masks sell out amid coronavirus fears, but do you really need one?

Jan. 29, 2020

Face masks: What doctors say about their role in containing coronavirus

Jan. 29, 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Window seat safest place to avoid potential transmission on flight: study

Jan. 29, 2020

New cases in China surpass SARS epidemic as infections grow abroad; WHO calls for emergency committee meeting

Jan. 29, 2020

Foundation steps in to help CDC fight coronavirus

Jan. 29, 2020

What you need to know about coronavirus

Jan. 29, 2020

Here’s how coronavirus spreads on a plane -- and the safest place to sit

Jan. 28, 2020

Chinese outbreak fear spurs worldwide face mask shortage

Jan. 28, 2020

Coronavirus protection: Do N95 masks work? Should I wear a face mask amid outbreak?

Jan. 28, 2020

How helpful are face masks in preventing the spread of disease

Jan. 27, 2020

Atlanta’s airport 1 of 5 where CDC is screening passengers amid coronavirus outbreak

Jan. 27, 2020

Answering your questions about the Wuhan coronavirus

Jan. 27, 2020

Coronavirus: How is the deadly virus different to SARS and Ebola?

Jan. 25, 2020

What we know about the mysterious, pneumonia-like coronavirus spreading in China and elsewhere

Jan. 25, 2020

Coronavirus spurs a run of face masks. But do they work?

Jan. 24, 2020

Coronavirus claims 15 more lives in China; first three cases reported in Europe; first case reported in Australia; 2 cases confirmed in U.S.

Jan. 24, 2020

New coronavirus in the U.S.: What is isolation?

Jan. 24, 2020

Does wearing a mask while traveling ward off illness? Here’s what experts say

Jan. 24, 2020

Georgia hospitals on lookout for new flu-like virus

Jan. 24, 2020

How the new coronavirus differs from SARS, measles and Ebola

Jan. 23, 2020

Emory doctor speaks on impact of coronavirus

Jan. 23, 2020

Coronavirus screening

Jan. 23, 2020

U.S. readiness for a viral outbreak has improved, but there’s a long way to go

Jan. 22, 2020

Dr. Carlos del Rio on the coronavirus: “It is a very complex situation that we face

Jan. 21, 2020

Atlanta airport begins screening after first U.S. case of coronavirus

Jan. 21, 2020