Coronavirus epidemic 'far from over' in Asia: WHO official

The coronavirus epidemic is "far from over" in the Asia-Pacific region, and current measures to curb the spread of the virus are buying time for countries to prepare for large-scale community transmissions, a WHO official said on Tuesday.
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Publication date: Available online 5 June 2020Source: Brain, Behavior, and ImmunityAuthor(s): Xingyue Song, Wenning Fu, Xiaoran Liu, Zhiqian Luo, Rixing Wang, Ning Zhou, Shijiao Yan, Chuanzhu Lv
Source: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Authors: Prajapati S, Sharma M, Kumar A, Gupta P, Narasimha Kumar GV Abstract In the 21st century, human civilization has witnessed three major epidemics caused by Coronaviruses namely severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS CoV) in 2003, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS CoV) in 2012 and 2019 novel coronavirus (2019 nCoV) or coronavirus disease (COVID 19) in 2019. Among these, COVID-19 has greater transmission and mortality rate. 2019 nCoV belongs to a large family of positive sense single-stranded RNA viruses (+ssRNA) that can be isolated in different animal species. The most communal...
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
In conclusion, all people are susceptible to COVID-19, and older males and those with comorbid conditions are more likely to become severe cases. Even though COVID-19 is highly contagious, control measures have proven to be very effective, particularly wearing masks, which could prevent most infections.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
Conclusion: Clinicians must be aware of the presentation of COVID-19 in children because it differs from that in adults.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Under the current pandemic of the coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19) , cancer patients are considered to be one of the high-risk infected population[1].[2] As a radiation oncology center in general hospital, the influence of fever patients during the treatment are largely unknown. So we retrospectively studied the clinical characteristics of febrile patients who received radiation therapy during the period of covid-19 infection, from Peking Union Medical College Hospital of China, analyzed the clinical characteristics and risk factors of febrile patients, concluded screening and treatment procedure of cancer patients with ...
Source: Radiotherapy and Oncology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: COVID-19 Rapid Letter Source Type: research
rto Rizza The statistical correlation between meteorological parameters and the spread of Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) was investigated in five provinces of Italy selected according to the number of infected individuals and the different trends of infection in the early stages of the epidemic: Bergamo and Brescia showed some of the highest trends of infections while nearby Cremona and Mantova, showed lower trends. Pesaro–Urbino province was included for further investigation as it was comparably affected by the epidemic despite being the area far from the Po valley. Moving means of the variables were c...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
New official data in Spain showed on Wednesday that many more people have died than usual this year than the recorded number of coronavirus fatalities and revealed a shocking 155% spike in mortality at the epidemic's peak in early April.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news
Conclusions SARS-CoV-2 can be rapidly transmitted from person to person, regardless of whether they have symptoms, in both hospital settings and social activities, based on the short period of incubation and COSI. The public health service should take practical measures to curb the spread, including isolation of cases, tracing close contacts, and containment of severe epidemic areas. Besides this, healthcare workers should be alert during the epidemic and self-quarantine if self-suspected of infection.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Original Articles: Infectious disease Source Type: research
The epidemic potential of Coronavirus infection is now a reality. Since the first case detected in late 2019 in China a fast-world-wide expansion confirms it. The vascular patient is at a higher risk of developing a severe form of the disease due to its nature associating several comorbid states and thus, some Vascular Surgery communities from many countries have tried to stratify patients into those requiring care during these uncertain times.
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research
The Spanish government on Wednesday secured parliament's backing for a final extension to the state of emergency imposed to tackle the coronavirus epidemic and which will now last until June 21.
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