Chinese officials have expressed hope the novel coronavirus outbreak could be peaking, citing a fall in new cases in the last couple of days, the AP reports. But Chinese epidemiologist Zhong Nanshan cautioned that much work remains.

As Hong Kong braces for a surge in coronavirus cases, memories of the 2003 SARS outbreak are close at hand, NPR reports.   Some say Hong Kong hasn’t learned its lesson. While public transportation and schools are shut down, Hong Kong’s border with mainland China remains…

Will the extraordinary and controversial efforts to contain the coronavirus work? This week could prove critical, University of Hong Kong epidemiologist Ben Cowling tells TIME: “What we’re worried about is that we don’t see any reduction in the steady increase,” Cowling…

he coronavirus outbreak is officially a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, according to the WHO—but the organization is confident the spread can be contained.

As the Wuhan coronavirus spreads beyond China, officials now confirm the virus can spread through human contact—though the ease of transmission remains a mystery, STAT reports.   The latest updates: 

After one death was linked last week to the novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China, cases still appear to be connected to the seafood market where it was first discovered, Reuters reports.  

The central Chinese city of Wuhan is investigating an outbreak of a “viral pneumonia of unknown origin,” according to the South China Morning Post.  

WHO has extended the emergency status of the DRC’s Ebola outbreak for another 3 months, Devex reports.  

The WHO took the unusual step on Saturday of releasing a statement on unconfirmed reports of possible Ebola cases in Tanzania and its unsuccessful attempts to obtain information from Tanzanian officials.  

After being polio-free for almost 2 decades, the Philippines has declared a fresh outbreak of the paralyzing disease after a 3-year-old girl tested positive for the virus, Devex reports.   Polio—which remains endemic in just 3 countries—was also detected in sewage systems…