Emerging Role of Pathogen Genomics in Public Health
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Published: 1/21/2020. This one-hour session of Public Health Grand Rounds addresses the rapid advances in Advanced Molecular Detection (AMD), how these technologies are being applied in public health, and their future uses. The principal objectives of AMD include improving pathogen detection and characterization, and enabling new diagnostic methods to meet public health needs. AMD technologies are now in use across the range of infectious diseases of public health importance, such as bacterial foodborne illness, tuberculosis, influenza, malaria, and Legionnaires ’ Disease. (Video or Multimedia)
[Daily Maverick] While the promise of repositioning 'old' drugs such as chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine is tantalising, it is critical that the hazards of using unapproved treatments are shared with the public to prevent needless fatalities and supply shortages that may further burden already strained healthcare systems.
[Vanguard] Abuja -The Federal Government said it had concluded arrangements to convert tuberculosis' diagnostic machines in the country coronavirus' detection machines.
[The Herald] Government is working on utilising tuberculosis and HIV testing machines to run Covid-19 tests.
[Daily Trust] Nigeria is looking to convert more than 300 GeneXpert machines used to tuberculosis diagnosis for use in coronavirus testing in three weeks at most, health minister Osagie Ehanire said on Tuesday.
Emergent BioSolutions Inc. has inked another deal with fellow Gaithersburg biotech Novavax Inc. — this time, for its seasonal flu vaccine. The agreement means Emergent (NYSE: EBS) will develop and manufacture NanoFlu, the influenza vaccine which Novavax (NASDAQ: NVAX) successfully pushed through phase 3 clinical trials in a critical win announced March 24. It also comes just a few weeks aft er the two companies teamed up to get a COVID-19 vaccine to the clinic in the race against the pandemic.…
We live in unprecedented modern times experiencing how an outbreak of a particular viral disease, COVID-19, caused by SARS-CoV-2, also commonly referred to as the Coronavirus, is disrupting societies and personal lives. The virus is likely to spread to most, if not all, countries, illustrating the interconnectedness of the world. At the time of writing, Italy and Spain have become the epicenters in terms of fatalities in Europe, whereas the United States has recorded the most diagnosed cases worldwide. While many national measures to contain, suppress, mitigate, or delay the spread of the virus are being taken, there is gr...
Publication date: Available online 30 March 2020Source: The Lancet HIVAuthor(s): Harriet Mayanja-Kizza
Publication date: Available online 30 March 2020Source: The Lancet HIVAuthor(s): Kelly E Dooley, Radojkam Savic, Akshay Gupte, Mark A Marzinke, Nan Zhang, Vinodh A Edward, Lisa Wolf, Modulakgotla Sebe, Morongwe Likoti, Mark J Fyvie, Innocent Shibambo, Trevor Beattie, Richard E Chaisson, Gavin J Churchyard, DOLPHIN Study Team
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[Premium Times] 12 former African leaders, including former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, have called for an emergency plan to combat the COVID-19 onslaught in Africa at a continental or regional level.