On February 11, 2020 the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan China. The new name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”. There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused be a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. The name of this disease was selected following the World Health Organization (WHO) best practice for naming of new human infectious diseases.
Animal Adventure Park Closes "Drive-Thru Zoo" Operation
More adjustments are coming to Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, which had been operating as a drive-thru attraction in recent days.
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With a lot less people and vehicles out, has the increased emptiness invited wild animals the courage to venture past their boundaries?
WWII Plane to Fly Over Southern Tier on D-Day Anniversary
On the anniversary of D-Day, a special WWII plane that flew over the beach in Normandy will fly over portions of the Southern Tier to honor essential employees.
Binghamton Nursing Home Identified as COVID-19 Hotspot
Broome County Executive Jason Garnar is expressing concern about the growing number of coronavirus cases in local nursing homes.
There's $100 Million in Loans to Help New York Small Businesses
Small businesses, non-profit organizations and landlords that didn't get financial help from the federal government amidst the coronavirus pandemic, may be able to get it from New York.