A woman wearing a protective face mask in Milan, Italy. Photograph: Mourad Balti Touati/EPA

A case of a woman in Japan who tested positive for Coronavirus a second time may ultimately have meaningful implications but is for the moment a rare (...)

People wear masks in Hankou railway station in Wuhan, China. Coronavirus cases have been found in the US, Thailand, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea. Photograph: Xiaolu Chu/Getty

Global health bodies are warning of an increased likelihood of a new flu-like virus in China spreading to Ireland and other parts of Europe. A World(...)

Passengers and airport staff wear masks at Rome’s international airport, in Fiumicino on Friday January 31st. European countries have stepped up their response to the  virus. Photograph: Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse via AP

The toll exacted by the new coronavirus in China has continued to mount. The number of confirmed cases is approaching 10,000, and 212 people have died(...)