Now Playing:

News

Public Health Efforts Step Up Around The World As Coronavirus Cases Rise

NPR

Globally, health officials are on high alert, implementing airport screenings, evacuations, border controls and other measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.

Starbucks Closes More Than 2,000 Stores In China Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

NPR

The coffee chain has temporarily closed the stores locations to limit the spread of the coronavirus that has sickened more than 4,500 people.

As China's Coronavirus Cases Rise, U.S. Agencies Map Out Domestic Containment Plans

NPR

With cases growing quickly abroad, the federal government announced several measures to prevent the new coronavirus from taking hold in the U.S.

More Health

Health | World

Must-Know Vocab For Wuhan Coronavirus: From Droplets To Zoonotic

The Wuhan coronavirus outbreak has its own vocabulary. Here are definitions for some of the keys words and phrases you might be hearing.

Health | local | News

Salem To Reconsider Its Homeless Camping Ban

Since the ban took effect in mid-December the city has been scrambling to find options where to put the roughly 300 homeless people who have been living on downtown sidewalks.

Health | Science | World

Coronavirus Case Confirmed In Arizona, Bringing US Total To 5

The CDC expects the number of confirmed cases of Wuhan coronavirus in the U.S. to increase — but says the overall health risk of disease transmission is the country is low.

Politics | Health | Nation | local | News

Oregon, Washington Attorneys General Again Sue Trump Administration To Block 3D-Printed Guns

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson is leading a coalition of 21 states, including Oregon, Colorado, Virginia, Maryland, Connecticut and Washington, D.C., in a federal lawsuit against the Trump Administration over newly announced arms export rules.

Health

When Insurance Won't Cover Drugs, Americans Make 'Tough Choices' About Their Health

With drug costs on the rise — and insurers refusing to cover some prescriptions — even patients with insurance can find themselves facing high out-of-pocket costs or going without.

Health | Nation | News | World

3rd U.S. Case of Wuhan Coronavirus Confirmed

The case involves a patient in Orange County, Calif., who had traveled to Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the outbreak.

Health | World

Coronavirus Update: What's New In The Evolving Outbreak

The number of infections continue to grow in an outbreak spreading through China. Cases have been confirmed in the U.S., Europe and Australia as well. Here are the latest updates on the illness.

Books | Health

How Super Sniffer Dogs Are Helping Detect Disease Around The World

Our canine buddies can do more than play fetch. Turns out dogs' incredible sense of smell is a secret weapon in medicine.

Health | World | Arts

PHOTOS: What It's Like Living Through An Outbreak

Shopping with a face mask, getting screened for fever — they're some of the challenges posed by the Wuhan coronavirus.

Health | World

Coronavirus FAQs: Do Masks Help? Is The Disease Really So Mysterious?

We're answering a few questions that you may be asking about the new coronavirus outbreak. And we invite you to send us your questions,

Contact Us

Think Out Loud

Visit our archive of Think Out Loud's coverage of health care issues here.