Effectiveness of travel bans -- readily used during infectious disease outbreaks -- mostly unknown, study finds

(University of Washington) While travel bans are frequently used to stop the spread of an emerging infectious disease, a new University of Washington and Johns Hopkins University study of published research found that the effectiveness of travel bans is mostly unknown.
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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 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful – it can be difficult to cope with fear and anxiety, changing daily routines, and a general sense of uncertainty. Taking steps to care for your mental health can help you manage stress.
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Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research
[Editorial] Possibility of transmission through dogs being a contributing factor to the extreme Covid‑19 outbreak in North Italy. Mol Med Rep. 2020 Mar 23;: Authors: Goumenou M, Spandidos DA, Tsatsakis A Abstract Covid‑19 origin and transmission to humans. Covid‑19 infection began in Wuhan (Hubei, China) in December, 2019. Although to date it is considered that Covid‑19 originates from bats (96.2% overall genome sequence identity) (1), the type of intermediate animals that caused the transmission to humans remains unknown (2-4). Zhou et al (1) mentioned that '...
Source: Molecular Medicine Reports - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Mol Med Rep Source Type: research
This article describes some of our experiences operating mobile field hospitals in order to provide a reference and to better inform countries that are dealing with this crisis. PMID: 32238673 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: BioScience Trends - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Biosci Trends Source Type: research
German politician adds to chorus of complaints about American tactics to source protective gearCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe US has been accused of “modern piracy” after reportedly diverting a shipment of masks intended for the German police, and outbidding other countries in the increasingly fraught global market for coronavirus protective equipment.About 200,000 N95 masks were diverted to the US as they were being transferred between planes in Thailand, according to the Berlin authorities who said they had ordered the masks for the police force.Continue reading...
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Here are a few I came across last week.Note: Each link is followed by a title and few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment.-----https://healthitanalytics.com/news/private-sector-coalition-to-combat-covid-19-with-real-time-dataPrivate Sector Coalition to Combat COVID-19 with Real-Time DataEpic, Mayo Clinic, Amazon, and others will provide real-time data analytics to support care delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic. By Jessica KentMarch 25, 2020 - Private sector organizations have pa...
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Publication date: Available online 3 April 2020Source: Journal of the American College of RadiologyAuthor(s): Lee Myers, Sudheer Balakrishnan, Sravanthi Reddy, Ali Gholamrezanezhad
Source: Journal of the American College of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
In his first COVID-19 diary entry, oncologist Don Dizon discusses the persistent anxiety that healthcare workers face as the coronavirus outbreak makes its way toward their centers.Medscape Oncology
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This study examines the activity level of dermatology practices during the United States COVID-19 outbreak.Methods: We performed scripted phone calls to 60 dermatology practices in six different counties in the United Stated during the COVID-19 outbreak. We assessed if practices are open and if they are serving patients with urgent and non-urgent conditions.Results: Of the 60 dermatologists selected for the study, 55 were successfully contacted (92% contact rate). Of these practices, 29 (53%) were open, 17 (31%) were only seeing urgent patients and 9 (16%) were closed. New York, New York had 2 (20%) open offices which was ...
Source: Journal of Dermatological Treatment - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Dermatolog Treat Source Type: research
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