South Africa: What to Expect for Covid in South Africa
[The Conversation Africa] In light of the approaching winter months combined with the recent lifting of the national disaster act, South Africans have anxiously been watching an increase in COVID infections. The Conversation Africa spoke to infectious disease specialist Veronica Ueckermann about the current trajectory of the pandemic in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Proning COVID Patients; Treating Aortic Stenosis; New Drug for Pulmonary Fibrosis
(MedPage Today) -- TTHealthWatch is a weekly podcast from Texas Tech. In it, Elizabeth Tracey, director of electronic media for Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, and Rick Lange, MD, president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 21, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Young Physicians Don't Bear the Scars From Infectious Diseases of Yore
(MedPage Today) -- I am a member of the Boomer generation -- born between 1946 and 1964. We were the last generation in the U.S. to deal with measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, and polio on a large scale. My mother swears she almost went crazy... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 21, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

We will see more cases of monkeypox, warn British scientists
The range and number of cases has puzzled doctors, who are asking why the virus has spread to the westScientists have warned that they expect monkeypox casesto continue to rise this week as more infected people are traced by health authorities.More than 80 cases have already been reported in Europe, the US and Australia, including 20 in Britain. The global figure is unprecedented for a disease that is normally confined to central and west Africa.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 21, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Science Editor Tags: Monkeypox Medicine Science Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology World news Source Type: news

Monkeypox: Scientists concerned over impact on sexual health - symptoms to spot
JUST as one infectious disease appears on the retreat another arrives to take its place, at least this is the fear among some scientists. As Covid is beaten into retreat, albeit briefly, there are fears Monkeypox could take its place. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: Fight Against Malaria Intensified As New Laboratory Launched
[Daily News] TANZANIA has beefed up its fight against malaria following launching of genomics laboratory for conducting molecular surveillance including research to monitor changes in parasites population and antimalarial drug resistance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 21, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How to Manage Drug Interactions With Paxlovid for COVID How to Manage Drug Interactions With Paxlovid for COVID
Some drugs can be held or reduced for the 5-day course. IDSA has published an online guide. Availability in pharmacies has greatly increased in recent weeks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 21, 2022 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

CDC Says COVID Hospitalizations to Rise in Most States CDC Says COVID Hospitalizations to Rise in Most States
The forecast, which includes 32 different models across the country, predicts that nearly every US state and territory will see increases in new COVID-19 hospitalizations in the next 2 weeks.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 20, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Fever After a Tropical Trip: A Guide to Differential Diagnosis Fever After a Tropical Trip: A Guide to Differential Diagnosis
As people resume vacation travel, clinicians will have patients who present with fever after their trips. A specialist reviews the procedures and questions necessary for differential diagnosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 20, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

CDC: Monkeypox May Present With Genital Sores, No Prior Fever
(MedPage Today) -- Clinicians should be highly suspicious for monkeypox infection if a patient has an unusual rash, plus a travel history to a country with confirmed cases, among other factors, the CDC said on Friday. In a Health Alert Network... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 20, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Experts Attempt to Demystify Paxlovid Prescribing
(MedPage Today) -- Nirmatrelvir/ritonavir (Paxlovid) may interact with a number of medications, but that does not mean doctors should shy away from prescribing it, Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) experts said during a press call on... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 20, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

US  CDC Says COVID Vaccine-Related Myocarditis Much Lower for Children Than Teens US  CDC Says COVID Vaccine-Related Myocarditis Much Lower for Children Than Teens
The CDC on Thursday said rates of reported heart inflammation linked to the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine have been much lower in 5- to 11-year-old boys than in adolescents and young men, and were only slightly elevated above normal.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Desktop'Air Curtains' May Deflect Virus Particles Desktop'Air Curtains' May Deflect Virus Particles
When people cannot maintain a safe distance to avoid the spread of COVID-19, a newly designed desktop ' air curtain ' can block aerosols in exhaled air, researchers found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Monkeypox Spreads in West, Baffling African Scientists
Scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks of monkeypox in Africa say they are baffled by the disease’s recent spread in Europe and North America. Cases of the smallpox-related disease have previously been seen only among people with links to central and West Africa. But in the past week, Britain, Spain, Portugal, Italy, U.S., Sweden and Canada all reported infections, mostly in young men who hadn’t previously traveled to Africa. France, Germany, Belgium and Australia confirmed their first cases of monkeypox on Friday. “I’m stunned by this. Every day I wake up and there are more countries infe...
Source: TIME: Health - May 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maria Cheng / AP Tags: Uncategorized Africa Disease healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

Africa: Annual SMERG Meeting Drives Digitalisation of Malaria Surveillance
Discussions focused on ways to streamline surveillance, monitoring, and evaluation to sustain crucial gains and fully respond to emerging priorities in malaria control and elimination, including the use of digital technologies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 20, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news