Mask-Wearing, Common in Asia, Spreads in the West

To stem the coronavirus outbreak, European nations and even the United States are starting to adopt the wearing of masks in public, a practice long established in Asia.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Masks Protective Clothing and Gear Politics and Government Shortages Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Epidemics Stockpiling Source Type: news

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This article provides a Bayesian methodology to estimate outbreak size from one or more surveillance systems such as virologic testing of pneumonia cases or samples from a network of general practitioners.
Source: Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Tags: Infectious diseases Source Type: research
ConclusionsCOOPERA is the first real-time system being used to monitor trends in COVID-19 in Japan, and provides useful insights to assist political decisions to tackle the epidemic. PMID: 32475884 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research
Authors: Gorry C Abstract Meningitis, neuropathy, HIV, dengue-since the 1960s, Cuba has faced its share of epidemics. More recently, Cuban health pro-fessionals tackled domestic outbreaks of H1N1 (2009) and Zika (2016), and worked alongside colleagues from around the world to stem Ebola in West Africa; all three were categorized by WHO as public health emergencies of international concern. In December 2019, China reported its fi rst cluster of pneumo-nia cases, later identifi ed as the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19. In January 2020, Cuban authorities convened a multi-sector working group coordinated by the Min...
Source: MEDICC Review - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: MEDICC Rev Source Type: research
ua Yang Virus outbreaks are threats to humanity, and coronaviruses are the latest of many epidemics in the last few decades in the world. SARS-CoV (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Associated Coronavirus) is a member of the coronavirus family, so its study is useful for relevant virus data research. In this work, we conduct a proposed approach that is non-medical/clinical, generate graphs from five features of the SARS outbreak data in five countries and regions, and offer insights from a visual analysis perspective. The results show that prevention measures such as quarantine are the most common control policies u...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
We have read with great interest a recent study of Prof. Jin regarding the clinical features and outcomes of pregnant women suspected of 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)1, especially the significance of pulmonary CT scan plus blood routine examination for screening COVID-19. Due to the worldwide outbreak of infection in the past few months, there were quite a number of urgent hospital admissions for delivery, many effective measures have been taken to reduce the incidence of nosocomial infection and the expansion of the epidemic.
Source: Journal of Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
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The recent outbreak of the coronavirus SARS-COV-2 has led to a worldwide pandemic (Cucinotta and Vanelli, 2020) with substantial social, health and economic costs (UN News, 2020). The epidemic spread quickly from Wuhan to the neighbouring cities and then to the rest of China (Wu et al., 2020), possibly exacerbated by the ‘travel rush’ for the Lunar New Year. On 23rd January 2020, the Chinese government initiated an unprecedented move of introducing a ‘metropolitan-wide quarantine’ of the city of Wuhan, by terminating all public transportation in the city and intercity links (Chen et al., 2020, Zhang Lei et a l., 2020).
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology World news Epidemics London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Source Type: news
Every time she has to buy groceries lately, Lily Marquez gets worried. She lives in a two-bedroom apartment in San Francisco with her two young children, her husband, her chronically ill mother-in-law, and her husband’s grandmother. Both of the older women are at high-risk of becoming severely ill if they get COVID-19, and she doesn’t want to be the one to infect them. But while many Americans have switched to online grocery shopping to avoid crowded spaces during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, that’s not an option for Marquez—or the millions of other low-income women and children who rely on th...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
n Zhu The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic has had a crucial influence on people’s lives and socio-economic development throughout China and across the globe since December 2019. An understanding of the spatiotemporal patterns and influencing factors of the COVID-19 epidemic on multiple scales could benefit the control of the outbreak. Therefore, we used spatial autocorrelation and Spearman’s rank correlation methods to investigate these two topics, respectively. The COVID-19 epidemic data reported publicly and relevant open data in Hubei province were analyzed. The results showed tha...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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