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Gov. Hogan: Two Marylanders being tested for coronavirus, MEMA offers preparedness tips

MARYLAND—During a Thursday press conference on Maryland’s response to the coronavirus, Governor Larry Hogan announced that two Marylanders who recently traveled to China have met the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria for testing of COVID-19. State officials said the patients’ samples are being flown to the CDC for testing. The governor added that there is currently no immediate …


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World Health Organization declares global health emergency over coronavirus

BALTIMORE, MD—The World Health Organization on Thursday declared a global health emergency as the coronavirus (2019nCoV) continues to spread. At least 170 people have died and more than 8,100 cases have been confirmed in mainland China, as the virus spreads globally. There are now 98 cases of 2019nCoV in 18 countries outside of China, including 8 cases of human-to-human transmission …


Towson University professor evaluated, family member tested for coronavirus

TOWSON, MD—Towson University officials say a TU professor is being evaluated after possible exposure to the coronavirus. On Wednesday evening, the Towson University Health Center was informed that a Towson University professor had come in contact with a family member who is now being tested for coronavirus. Health professionals have evaluated both the professor and family member and determined that …

Governor Hogan provides update on Maryland’s response to deadly coronavirus

ANNAPOLIS, MD—At this week’s Board of Public Works meeting, Governor Larry Hogan detailed the steps that Maryland officials are taking to respond to the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in Asia. While there have been no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Maryland, one individual has met the criteria for testing by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The individual …

Maryland resident tested for coronavirus

Baltimore, MD—The Maryland Department of Health reported this week that a Maryland resident met the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria for testing for 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This individual is in good condition and is being monitored while awaiting test results, to be reported by the CDC laboratory. “The Maryland Department of Health is closely monitoring the rapidly …

Maryland health officials offer tips on preventing spread of coronavirus

UPDATE: Health officials confirm that a Maryland resident has been tested for coronavirus. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—As public health officials around the world are monitoring a new coronavirus strain (2019-nCoV) first identified in the Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, there are some basic facts to know about coronaviruses. Coronaviruses are part of a family of viruses that can …

Flu activity continues to rise in Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD—According to the latest report from CDC FluView, flu activity continues to increase across the U.S. and has been elevated for seven consecutive weeks. Most of this activity is being caused by influenza B and influenza A(H1N1) viruses. Flu activity in Maryland has risen to “high,” according to the Centers for Disease Control. During week 51 of 2019, the …

Maryland Department of Health reports lowest number of new HIV cases in more than 30 years

Baltimore, MD—In advance of World AIDS Day on December 1, the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) on Tuesday announced the lowest number of new HIV cases reported in Maryland in more than 30 years. For the first time since 1986, Maryland reported less than 1,000 new HIV diagnoses, putting the state on track to support the U.S. Department of Health …