More Handwashing In Aiports Could Slow Global Disease Spread By 70%, Study Says
BOSTON (CBS) — There continues to be concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus worldwide. Most health professionals say the best way to prevent the spread is good handwashing. But is that true? According to researchers at MIT, only about 20% of people traveling through airports have clean hands. The rest are potentially contaminating every surface they touch. By using detailed modeling, the researchers estimated that if we could improve handwashing in the world’s airports to include at least 60% of travelers, it could possibly slow the global spread of disease by almost 70%.
Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): Debora MacKenzie
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
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
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]
Authors: Lee KS PMID: 32056396 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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