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Apple warns China virus will cut iPhone production, sales

Apple Inc. is warning investors that it won’t meet its second-quarter financial guidance because the viral outbreak in China has cut production of iPhones.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Disconnect? Stocks rising despite fears over the coronavirus

Health experts don’t know how far the virus from China will spread and how bad the crisis will get, yet stocks are rallying as if investors are expecting no more …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 3, 2020

Stocks rise on Wall Street, but virus worries remain

Stocks rose in much of the world Monday and recovered some of their losses from earlier weeks, but markets are still far from giving the all-clear on the virus that …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 31, 2020

Facebook fights spread of misinformation about virus online

Facebook says it’s working to limit the spread of misinformation and potentially harmful content about the coronavirus as bogus claims about the ongoing outbreak circulate online.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 31, 2020

Dow drops more than 600 points Friday amid world impact caused by virus outbreak

The Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped more than 600 points Friday as a virus outbreak that originated in China continued to widen, stoking stock investors’ worries about the potential global …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 31, 2020

Delta, American Airlines suspend flights between US, China

Delta Air Lines and American Airlines said Friday they will suspend all flights between the U.S. and China, making them the first U.S.-based airlines to do so and joining several …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

More airlines drop flights to China as deadly virus spreads

British Airways halted all flights to China and American Airlines suspended Los Angeles flights to and from Shanghai and Beijing as efforts to contain a new and deadly virus intensifies.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 27, 2020

Coronavirus causes fear, but flu likely poses greater health risk in the U.S.

The 2019 novel coronavirus has landed in Washington, but experts say it may pose a less significant health threat than the flu for people in the United States.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 27, 2020

Mongolia closes border, China extends holiday to fight virus

China expanded its sweeping efforts on Monday to contain a dangerous new virus, extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection as …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 27, 2020

Drugmakers hunt for ways to halt virus that eludes travel curbs

Pharmaceutical companies from Gilead Sciences to Moderna are pursuing two main strategies: helping to re-purpose medicines developed against other lethal viruses from Ebola to HIV, and relying on new technologies …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

State to monitor 16 people who contacted man with ‘novel’ coronavirus

Health officials said Wednesday they are actively monitoring 16 people who came into close contact with the traveler to China who became the first U.S. resident with a new and …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 21, 2020

Washington state novel coronavirus case first in U.S., patient being monitored but in good condition

Health officials confirmed the first case of the 2019 novel coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China, to come to the U.S. in a Snohomish County man.


Study points to virus as culprit in kids’ paralyzing illness

Scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that a virus is to blame for a mysterious illness that can start like the sniffles but quickly paralyze children.


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019

Health district officials: 3 hepatitis A cases confirmed in Spokane

Spokane Regional Health District officials confirmed three cases of hepatitis A in Spokane County.


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019

SpokAnimal closes dog kennel for quarantine after five puppies adopted at Pet Expo diagnosed with contagious parvovirus; all alive

SpokAnimal, an adoption agency now caring for five puppies adopted during a weekend pet expo that were diagnosed this week with the contagious, sometimes deadly canine parvovirus, has closed its …


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019

Five puppies adopted at Pet Expo diagnosed with contagious parvovirus; all alive

Five puppies adopted at the Northwest Pet Expo on Saturday were diagnosed this week with the contagious, sometimes deadly canine parvovirus. None have died.


Rare, brain-damaging virus spreads panic in India as death toll rises

A rare, brain-damaging virus has killed at least 10 people in southern India, where medical crews are scrambling to manage the spread of the deadly disease – and to minimize …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018

U.S. considers whether virus might explain attacks in Cuba

The United States stood behind its assertion that U.S. personnel in Cuba were deliberately attacked and raised the possibility Tuesday that a virus was used, as lawmakers and even the …


Human Rights Watch says Brazil is risking new Zika surge

Poor sanitation and water conditions that contributed to an outbreak of Zika persist in Brazil and leave the country vulnerable to a resurgence of the virus, a rights group said …


Spokane health officials say risk of norovirus spreading widely is ‘extremely low’

Following a norovirus outbreak this weekend in two downtown Spokane homeless shelters, public health officials are saying the risk of the general population acquiring the virus is “extremely low.”


Studies shine light on mysterious placenta, how it goes awry

Scientists carefully probe a placenta donated after birth, bluish umbilical cord still attached. This is the body’s most mysterious organ, and inside lie clues about how it gives life – …


Microsoft report details drop in virus attacks worldwide

About 18 percent of computers worldwide encountered a virus or malware last year, down from 19 percent the previous year, Microsoft said in a report outlining the state of cybersecurity …


Dead crows in Millwood area a mystery to officials

Health and wildlife officials are testing for West Nile virus in dead crows that have turned up on streets and lawns in the Millwood area, but they say a different …


Health officials say two children sickened by EV D-68

Two children hospitalized last month in Spokane County were sick with a virus that causes a severe respiratory illness.


SpokAnimal euthanizes 70 sick cats

SpokAnimal employees faced a heartbreaking decision when a deadly virus was discovered in several of the cats at the shelter: euthanize every cat or risk spreading the infection. They opted …