2019 Novel Coronavirus Recommendations for Ships

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 2/10/2020. This web page provides recommendations for ships about the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in these topics: Investigation Form: Explanation of Key Fields; Ship Sanitation Certificate Information; Definitions: Signs, Symptoms, and Conditions; Federal Regulations: Reporting Illness/Death; and Questions and Answers about Disinsection and Zika for the Shipping Industry and Partners. (Text)
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(Bar-Ilan University) The time it currently takes to diagnose coronavirus poses one of the greatest challenges in treating infected patients and increases the risk of exposure. Using a new technology developed by Dr. Amos Danielli, of Bar-Ilan University, saliva tests can be analyzed within 15 minutes. The technology has already been proven to reduce the diagnostic time of Zika virus and is currently being used in the Israel Ministry of Health's central virology laboratory.
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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., February 11, 2020 – Johnson &Johnson today announced that its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies will further expedite its investigational coronavirus vaccine program through an expanded collaboration with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the U.S. Department of Health &Human Services. The collaborative partnership with BARDA builds on Johnson &Johnson’s multipronged response to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. In addition to Janssen’s effor...
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“Everyone knows that pestilences have a way of recurring in the world,” observes Albert Camus in his novel The Plague. “Yet somehow we find it hard to believe in ones that crash down on our heads from a blue sky. There have been as many plagues as wars in history; yet plagues and wars always take people by surprise.” Camus was imagining a fictional outbreak of plague in 1948 in Oran, a port city in northwest Algeria. But at a time when the world is reeling from a very real microbial emergency sparked by the emergence of a novel coronavirus in Wuhan, central China, his observations are as pertinent a...
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It's too soon to know for sure how the tale of the novel coronavirus will play out,but at this point we have a pretty good idea. A stipulation in both of the scenarios at the linked essay is that yeah, it gets loose into the wild and eventually can show up anywhere in the world. I think that's pretty much definitely going to happen if it hasn't already.Scenario number 1, and most likely, in my view, it will just be one more virus that causes what amounts to a common cold and in a few people who are otherwise debilitated goes on to be complicated by pneumonia. In that case, for a year or two it will circulate as a novel vir...
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(Regenstrief Institute) As public health leaders work to contain the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, a team at Regenstrief Institute, an international leader in health information technology, is providing help to track cases of the illness. The team also created codes during the Zika and SARS outbreaks, among others. The codes are part of LOINC, a terminology system, created and maintained at Regenstrief, that is used in 176 countries.
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