Covid-19: how long can it survive outside the body?

Sarah Boseley speaks toProf Deenan Pillay about how the virus contaminates surfaces and why headlines about how long it can survive may be misleading. And, following a number of listener questions, we find out whether or not Sars-CoV-2 can survive in a swimming poolContinue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Science Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Immunology Biochemistry and molecular biology Source Type: news

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Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS–CoV-2), the cause of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), has spurred a global health crisis. To date, there are no proven options for prophylaxis for those who have been exposed to SARS–CoV-2, nor therapy for those who develop COVID-19. Immune (i.e., “convalescent”) plasma refers to plasma that is collected from individuals following resolution of infection and development of antibodies. Passive antibody administration through transfusion of convalescent plasma may offer the only short-term strategy for conferring immediate immunity to susceptib...
Source: Journal of Clinical Investigation - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Source Type: research
Report’s authors claim the US needs to be testing 20-million people per day in order to achieve ‘full pandemic resilience’ by August Medical laboratory scientists and clinical laboratory leaders know that the US’ inability to provide widespread diagnostic testing to detect SARS-CoV-2—the novel coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 illness—in the early stages of the outbreak […]
Source: Dark Daily - Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Laboratory Hiring & Human Resources Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology anatomic pathology Anne-Marie Slaughter Ashish Jha MPH CDC centers for disease control and prevention clinical laboratory cli Source Type: news
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has strained healthcare systems through increased care complexity, need for staff and patient safety, and surges in patients suspected or known to be infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2). Previous infectious disease outbreaks and natural disasters have altered clinical operations and ED performance in different manners depending on the disaster type and duration. During the 2009 H1N1 Influenza pandemic, total ED patient visits increased [1], and measures of ED performance such as patient length of stay (LOS), waiting time, left without be...
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
The world is currently experiencing a deadly infectious disease from the type of coronavirus disease named COVID-19. World Health Organization's Director General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in his opening remark at the media briefing on COVID-19 on 10th April 2020 announced that the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak has affected 213 countries with 1,524,162 confirmed positive cases and 92,941 deaths. COVID-19 is caused by a novel virus called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) which infects the respiratory tract.
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract The highly infectious and pathogenic novel coronavirus (CoV), severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)-CoV-2, has emerged causing a global pandemic. Although COVID-19 predominantly affects the respiratory system, evidence indicates a multisystem disease which is frequently severe and often results in death. Long-term sequelae of COVID-19 are unknown, but evidence from previous CoV outbreaks demonstrates impaired pulmonary and physical function, reduced quality of life and emotional distress. Many COVID-19 survivors who require critical care may develop psychological, physical and cognitive impairments. Th...
Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine - Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Tags: Br J Sports Med Source Type: research
We present one of the first successful cases of VV-ECMO support to recovery of COVID-19 respiratory failure in North America.
Source: ASAIO Journal - Category: Medical Devices Tags: Management of COVID-19 Patients Source Type: research
Considering that female sexual hormones may modulate the inflammatory response and also exhibit direct effects on the cells of the immune system, herein, we intend to discuss the sex differences and the role of estradiol in modulating the lung and systemic inflammatory response, focusing on its possible application as a treatment modality for SARS-CoV-2 patients. COVID-19 patients develop severe hypoxemia early in the course of the disease, which is silent most of the time. Small fibrinous thrombi in pulmonary arterioles and a tumefaction of endothelial were observed in the autopsies of fatal COVID-19 cases. Studies showed...
Source: Clinics - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
As studies confirm many infected people show no symptoms, contact tracing and face masks assume even greater importanceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhen Noopur Raje ’s husband fell critically ill with Covid-19 in mid-March, she did not suspect that she too was infected with the virus.Raje, an oncologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, had been caring for her sick husband for a week before driving him to an emergency centre with a persistently high fever. But after she herself had a diagnostic PCR test – which looks for traces of the Sars-CoV-2 virus DNA in saliv...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Source Type: news
SummaryThe efficient transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome-2 coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) from patients to health care workers or family members has been a worrisome and prominent feature of the ongoing outbreak. On the basis of clinical practice andin-vitro studies, we postulated that post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) using Arbidol is associated with decreased infection among individuals exposed to confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection. We conducted a retrospective cohort study on family members and health care workers who were exposed to patients confirmed to have SARS-CoV-2 infection by real-time RT-PCR and chest ...
Source: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology -- Medical Sciences -- - Category: Research Source Type: research
We report the case of a 50-year-old man affected by SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia, who developed acute pulmonary embolism.
Source: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
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