Doctors fight coronavirus outbreak with drugs that target HIV, malaria and Ebola

As scientists hunt for an effective drug to treat thousands of patients sickened by a new respiratory virus, they are trying some surprising remedies.
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Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): Debora MacKenzie
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Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): Michael Le PageAs the coronavirus spreads in countries other than China, no nation is fully prepared for a pandemic, reports Michael Le Page
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Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): Debora MacKenzieWhile the coronavirus death rate may be lower than some estimates, case numbers may be far higher, reports Debora MacKenzie
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This study used hierarchical-Bayesian Spatio-temporal modeling to explore space-time patterns and pinpoint health-districts with an exceedance probability of severe MiP incidence and fatality rate. Study also assessed effect of health-district service delivery (readiness) on severe-MiP outcomes.Severe-MiP fatality rate declined considerably while its incidence rate remained unchanged between January-2013 and December-2018. Severe-MiP cases persisted throughout the year with peaks between. These peaks increased 2.5-fold the fatality rate. Furthermore, severe-MiP fatality was higher in health-districts classified as low-read...
Source: Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
In 1817 there was a major outbreak of cholera in India that spread to Asia and Europe. The disease reached England in 1831, and war in America and Europe helped its spread. Here the author describes the bacteriology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of this notifiable disease.
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Infections Source Type: research
Authors: Lin X, Gong Z, Xiao Z, Xiong J, Fan B, Liu J Abstract Since the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV or officially named by the World Health Organization as COVID-19) outbreak in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in 2019, there have been a few reports of its imaging findings. Here, we report two confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV pneumonia with chest computed tomography findings of multiple regions of patchy consolidation and ground-glass opacities in both lungs. These findings were characteristically located along the bronchial bundle or subpleural lungs. PMID: 32056397 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Authors: Lee KS PMID: 32056396 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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US plan to airlift Americans from Diamond Princess adds urgency to pleas for evacuation from UK passengersPressure is growing on the British government to airlift UK citizens stranded on a cruise ship stricken by coronavirus, as a Chinese tourist in France yesterday became thefirst person to die from the disease in Europe.The USannounced late on Fridaythat it would be evacuating more than 400 of its nationals from the quarantined ship, the Diamond Princess, which has reported nearly 300 confirmed Covid-19 cases, and British travellers called on their government to do the same.Continue reading...
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As scientists hunt for an effective drug to treat thousands of patients sickened by a new respiratory virus, they are trying some surprising remedies.
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(CNN) — From climate change to superbugs, the World Health Organization has laid out 10 big threats to our global health in 2019. And unless these threats get addressed, millions of lives will be in jeopardy. Here’s a snapshot of 10 urgent health issues, according to the United Nations’ public health agency: Not vaccinating when you can One of the most controversial recent health topics in the US is now an international concern. “Vaccine hesitancy — the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines — threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-prevent...
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