Coronavirus Spread Slows, But Death Toll Jumps to 1,113

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 -- While the number of new cases of coronavirus in China slowed on Wednesday, the death count has now risen to 1,113, Chinese health officials reported. Those totals far exceed the toll of the 2003 SARS outbreak, in which...
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Authors: Hong KH, Lee SW, Kim TS, Huh HJ, Lee J, Kim SY, Park JS, Kim GJ, Sung H, Roh KH, Kim JS, Kim HS, Lee ST, Seong MW, Ryoo N, Lee H, Kwon KC, Yoo CK, Korean Society for Laboratory Medicine, COVID-19 Task Force and the Center for Laboratory Control of Infectious Diseases, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Abstract The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which began in December 2019, is still ongoing in Korea, with>9,000 confirmed cases as of March 25, 2020. COVID-19 is a severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection, and real-time reverse transcriptio...
Source: Annals of Laboratory Medicine - Category: Laboratory Medicine Tags: Ann Lab Med Source Type: research
The outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is disrupting rheumatology clinics and practices all over the world. In the U.S., many providers are turning to telemedicine to care for their patients, but struggles remain. Philip A. Waller, MD, who practices at Accurate Clinical Research, Houston, spoke with The Rheumatologist about how the pandemic is affecting his... [Read More]
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—Every day, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. grows. On March 26, the country passed China to rise to the top of the list of most reported cases of the novel coronavirus in the world, and the spread of the illness shows little sign of abatement. However, the U.S. is a huge country, and the growth patterns of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease, differ significantly from state to state. Researchers at the University of Washington recently analyzed these early trends, along with factors like how states are implementing social distancing, their hospital capacities, and their testing capabiliti...
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Troubling headlines have been cropping up across Asia: Some patients in China, Japan and South Korea who were diagnosed with COVID-19 and seemingly recovered have been readmitted to the hospital after testing positive for the virus again. Because SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, was only discovered a few months ago, scientists are still trying to answer many big questions related to the virus and the disease it causes. Among them is whether patients can be reinfected by the virus after they seem to recover from the symptoms. With other coronavirus strains, experts say the antibodies that patients p...
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Conclusion: Overall, due to lack of appropriate data about the effect of COVID-19 on pregnancy, it is necessary to monitor suspected pregnant women before and after delivery. For confirmed cases both the mother and the newborn child should be followed up comprehensively. PMID: 32232217 [PubMed]
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Conclusions: This case suggested that negative pressure operating room, skillful medical team, and enhanced personal protective equipment including N95 masks, surgical cap, double gown, double gloves, shoe covers, and powered air-purifying respirator are required at the hospital for safe delivery in such a case. PMID: 32229802 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research
Respiratory physician John Wilson explains the range of Covid-19 impacts, from no symptoms to severe illness featuring pneumoniaCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhat became known as Covid-19, or the coronavirus, started in late 2019 as a cluster of pneumonia cases with an unknown cause. The cause of the pneumonia was found to be a new virus – severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or Sars-CoV-2. The illness caused by the virus is Covid-19.Now declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the majority of people who contract Covid-19 suffer only mild, c...
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Authors: Zangrillo A, Beretta L, Silvani P, Colombo S, Scandroglio AM, Dell’Acqua A, Fominskiy E, Landoni G, Monti G, Azzolini ML, Monaco F, Oriani A, Belleti A, Sartorelli M, Pallanch O, Saleh O, Sartini C, Nardelli P, Lombardi G, Morselli F, Scquizzato T, Frontera A, Ruggeri A, Scotti R, Assanelli A, Dagna L, Rovere-Querini P, Castagna A, Scarpellini P, Di Napoli D, Ambrosio A, Ciceri F, Tresoldi M Abstract At the end of 2019, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) outbreak spread from China all around the world, causing thousands of deaths. In Italy, the hardest hit region was Lom...
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The outbreak and spread of novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that began in Wuhan, China, has attracted worldwide attention (Li et al., 2020; Marc Lipsitch et al., 2020; Zou et al., 2020). As of 24:00 on February 24, 2020, a total of 77658 confirmed cases have been reported in China, and 641742 cases of close contacts were tracked, including 87902 cases under medical observation. Most close contacts are still subject to home isolation, especially in Wuhan, the center of the epidemic. Isolation at home is mainly suitable for people who are healthy in the past, have no history of basic diseases and have no symptoms or mild sympt...
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Short Communication Source Type: research
ant J, Duchin JS, Clark TA, Honein MA, Reddy SC, Jernigan JA, Public Health – Seattle &King County, CDC COVID-19 Investigation Team Abstract Older adults are susceptible to severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outcomes as a consequence of their age and, in some cases, underlying health conditions (1). A COVID-19 outbreak in a long-term care skilled nursing facility (SNF) in King County, Washington that was first identified on February 28, 2020, highlighted the potential for rapid spread among residents of these types of facilities (2). On March 1, a health care provider at a second long-term care s...
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