US Has Potential of Becoming Coronavirus Epicentre, Says WHO US Has Potential of Becoming Coronavirus Epicentre, Says WHO
The United States has the potential to become the new epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic due to a"very large acceleration" in infections there, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 25, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

' We're Digging the Trenches': France's Intensive Care Medics Brace for Coronavirus War'We're Digging the Trenches': France's Intensive Care Medics Brace for Coronavirus War
Intensive care nurse Emmanuelle Dubourg Davy feels that war has been declared and knows that her hospital in the western French city of Angers will soon be inundated with critically ill coronavirus patients.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 25, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19: What's the Evidence? Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19: What's the Evidence?
Everyone is talking about hydroxychloroquine and COVID-19, but there is no time to wait for large randomized trials. Will this be the end of evidence-based medicine as we know it?Medscape (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Mass testing is the only way to stop the virus – it's long overdue | Anthony Costello
The 15-minute coronavirus tests may provide a semblance of normality as UK regions track the spread of coronavirus• Anthony Costello is a former director of maternal and child health at the World Health OrganizationCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSince the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) has emphasised the crucial importance of testing. Speed is of the essence, and three things are crucial: tracking down cases with symptoms; identifying their household cluster and tracing people they ’ve contacted; and quarantining them until they are no lo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Anthony Costello Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science Infectious diseases NHS Health UK news Source Type: news

It takes a whole world to create a new virus, not just China | Laura Spinney
Viruses such as Covid-19 wouldn ’t emerge in food markets if it wasn’t for factory farming, globalised industry and rapid urbanisationLaura Spinney is the author of The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How it Changed the WorldWhen I get stressed, a patch of annoying red eczema appears on the inside of my upper right arm. The doctor gives me some cream to rub on it, but I also know that to stop it coming back I have to deal with the underlying problem.Too much information, you ’re thinking, but let me make the analogy. The reason we shouldn’t call the Sars-CoV-2 virus causing global misery the “Chinese ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Laura Spinney Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Environment Farming Urbanisation Infectious diseases Science World news UK news Cities Food & drink industry Business Source Type: news

Chloroquine: Trump's misleading claims spark hoarding and overdoses
President ’s comments on anti-malarial drug have led to at least one death as researchers warn against ‘off-label’ drug repurposingClaims by Donald Trump regarding the effectiveness against coronavirus of an anti-malarial drug untested against the disease have led to it being hoarded, as well as to at least one death in the US and a number of overdoses around the world.Trump called the drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine potential “gamechangers” during a press conference last week, spurring a rush by some individuals – and even countries, includingAlgeria and Indonesia – to st...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Peter Beaumont and Rebecca Ratcliffe in Bangkok Tags: Drugs Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Source Type: news

Can chloroquine really help treat coronavirus patients?
Although Trump ’s claim about the drug was false it might play a role in tackling the pandemicClaims by Donald Trump regarding the effectiveness against coronavirus of an anti-malarial drug untested against the disease have led to it being hoarded, as well as to at least one death in the US and a number of overdoses around the world.Trump called the drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine potential “gamechangers” during a press conference last week, spurring a rush by some individuals – and even countries, includingAlgeria and Indonesia – to stockpile the drugs.India, meanwhile, has announced...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Peter Beaumont and Rebecca Ratcliffe in Bangkok Tags: Drugs Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Source Type: news

Africa: Tuberculosis - Nigeria First in Africa, Sixth Globally
[Daily Trust] Lafia -Commemorating this year's World Tuberculosis Day, Nasarawa State Commissioner for Health, Pharmacist Ahmed Baba has said Nigeria is 1st in Africa and 6th at the global level in terms of high Tuberculosis (TB) rate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus Threatens Rural Hospitals Already Stretched to Breaking Point Coronavirus Threatens Rural Hospitals Already Stretched to Breaking Point
The added financial hit from the coronavirus outbreak could be the final straw for many rural hospitals.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Is it right to cut corners in the search for a coronavirus cure? | Julian Savulescu
Vaccine and drug trials are slow, to account for safety. But in a pandemic time isn ’t just money – it’s lives• Coronavirus latest updates• See all our coronavirus coverageThe race is on to find a treatment for coronavirus. This race is split between two approaches: the trialling of pre-existing drugs used for similar diseases, and thehunt for a vaccine. In both instances, important ethical decisions must be made. Is it OK to reassign a treatment that comes with side-effects? And with thousands dying from coronavirus every day, is it acceptable to cut corners in the search for a vaccine?Related:...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Julian Savulescu Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Science World news Ethics Source Type: news

The UK's coronavirus policy may sound scientific. It isn't | Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Yaneer Bar-Yam
Dominic Cummings loves to theorise about complexity, but he ’s getting it all wrongCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhen, along with applied systems scientist Dr Joe Norman, we first reacted to coronavirus on 25 January with the publication of an academic note urging caution, the virus had reportedly infected fewer than 2,000 people worldwide and fewer than 60 people were dead. That number need not have been so high.At the time of writing, the numbers are351,000 and 15,000 respectively. Our research did not use any complicated model with a vast number of variables, no more than someon...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Yaneer Bar-Yam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science Infectious diseases World news UK news Dominic Cummings Politics Boris Johnson Conservatives Health policy Society Source Type: news

China shows way to ease lockdowns before vaccine, says report
UK experts say easing physical distancing would depend on rigorous testing and isolationCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageChina ’s tough lockdown and physical distancing measures in Wuhan and other provinces appear to have successfully ended new locally transmitted coronavirus infections and may chart a route back to normal life, according to a report from Imperial College London.The report, from Prof Neil Ferguson and his team, who have been the main modellers of the epidemic for the UK and other governments, suggests it is possible to lift the physical distancing restrictions, asChin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Infectious diseases Science World news Asia Pacific Source Type: news

TB, HIV and COVID-19: Urgent Questions as Three Epidemics Collide
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post TB, HIV and COVID-19: Urgent Questions as Three Epidemics Collide appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Africa Headlines Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus vaccine: when will it be ready?
Human trials will begin imminently – but even if they go well and a cure is found, there are many barriers before global immunisation is feasibleCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEven at their most effective – and draconian – containment strategies have only slowed the spread of the respiratory disease Covid-19. With the World Health Organization finally declaring a pandemic, all eyes have turned to the prospect of a vaccine, because only a vaccine can prevent people from getting sick.About 35 companies and academic institutions are racing to create such a vaccine, at least...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 25, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Vaccines and immunisation Medical research Microbiology Science World news Health Society Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK: how many confirmed cases are in your area?
Latest figures from public health authorities on the spread of Covid-19 in the United Kingdom. Find out how many cases have been reported near youCoronavirus - live news updatesFind all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionPlease note: these are government figures on numbers of confirmed cases - some people who report symptoms are not being tested, and are not included in these counts.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Se án Clarkeand Pablo Gutiérrez Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news UK news Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: US Senate leaders and White House reach stimulus deal as India locks down
UN urges G20 to adopt ‘wartime plan’; US risks becoming centre of pandemic, WHO warns; EU urged to evacuate refugees from Greek campsWhy the US has struggled to tackle a growing crisisUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage9.42amGMTOurUK-focused coronavirus and politics live blog is now online, anchored byAndrew Sparrow andLucy Campbell.As well as general UK coronavirus news lines they will be covering evidence from Prof Neil Ferguson, director of the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis at Imperial College, to the Commons scienc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Damien Gayle (now) and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Australia news UK news Europe Infectious diseases Africa Middle East and North Africa US news Asia Pacific China Italy Spain Medical research Microbiology Science Source Type: news

' A Bullet Train': Virus Peak May Come Soon, Swamp Hospitals'A Bullet Train': Virus Peak May Come Soon, Swamp Hospitals
Gov. Andrew Cuomo sounded his most dire warning yet about the coronavirus pandemic Tuesday, saying the infection rate in New York is accelerating.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 25, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should I call a doctor?
What are the symptoms caused by the Covid-19 virus, how does it spread, and should you see a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereCoronavirus – latest updatesHow to protect yourself and others from infectionIt is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has transferred to humans from animals. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared it a pandemic.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Microbiology Asia Pacific China Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

As the NHS pivots to coronavirus, what about its other patients? | Prasanna Sooriakumaran
The pandemic is rightly front and centre. But for those with cancer, the knock-on effects could be devastatingCoronavirus latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs a prostate cancer surgeon, my life before coronavirus was pretty predictable. Each day I ’d go to work and either operate on patients with prostate cancer, see patients with a new diagnosis of prostate cancer to discuss surgery, or check in with patients after I’d operated on them to monitor their recovery. Now, my working days are chaotic and unpredictable.Somehospitals are already overloaded with coronavirus admissions. Others, like Universi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Prasanna Sooriakumaran Tags: Coronavirus outbreak NHS Health Infectious diseases Science Society UK news Source Type: news

Cancer patients must not be the forgotten tragedy of this coronavirus crisis | Prasanna Sooriakumaran
As a prostate cancer surgeon, I ’m concerned we may be losing sight of those who aren’t getting the treatment they need to stay aliveCoronavirus latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs a prostate cancer surgeon, my life before coronavirus was pretty predictable. Each day I ’d go to work and either operate on patients with prostate cancer, see patients with a new diagnosis of prostate cancer to discuss surgery, or check in with patients after I’d operated on them to monitor their recovery. Now, my working days are chaotic and unpredictable.Somehospitals are already overloaded with coronaviru...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Prasanna Sooriakumaran Tags: Coronavirus outbreak NHS Health Infectious diseases Science Society UK news Source Type: news

Tanzania: Stigma, Discrimination Hamper Campaign Against HIV
[Daily News] ASHA (not her real name), a 16-year-old teen living with HIV, says when she was in Form-III in one of the schools in Mjini District, she decided to expose her health status to her teacher who demanded to know why she was frequently asking for permission to go to hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Treatment of Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative SSIs Treatment of Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative SSIs
SSIs caused by multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria can pose treatment challenges. Learn about the currently available therapeutic options as well as those under development.Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

China's premier warns local officials not to 'cover up' new Covid-19 cases as Hubei reopens
Li Keqiang ’s comments come as Hubei province - except for Wuhan - lifts travel restrictions for the first time in two monthsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageChinese premier Li Keqiang has warned local governments not to cover up new cases of Covid-19, as low daily rates of infection prompted the relaxing of travel restrictions in Hubei province, where the pandemic started.Li ’s comments came as analysts questioned the veracity of China’s claims that the nation has had several days with no new domestic cases.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Davidson Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Covid-19 is nature's wake-up call to complacent civilisation | George Monbiot
A bubble has finally been burst – but will we now attend to the other threats facing humanity?Coronavirus: latest updatesAll our coronavirus coverageWe have been living in a bubble, a bubble of false comfort and denial. In the rich nations, we have begun to believe we have transcended the material world. The wealth we ’ve accumulated – often at the expense of others – has shielded us from reality. Living behind screens, passing between capsules – our houses, cars, offices and shopping malls – we persuaded ourselves that contingency had retreated, that we had reached the point all civilis...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: George Monbiot Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Climate change Environment Infectious diseases Science Food Farming Source Type: news

Whatever It Takes: Ventilator Industry Enlists Army in Battle to Save Lives Whatever It Takes: Ventilator Industry Enlists Army in Battle to Save Lives
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 25, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

In the Shadow of Ebola and Covid-19, Measles Rips Through Congo In the Shadow of Ebola and Covid-19, Measles Rips Through Congo
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 25, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Safety of TAF in Patients With Tubulopathy on TDF Safety of TAF in Patients With Tubulopathy on TDF
Is tenofovir alafenamide a safe and effective option for HIV patients with a history of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate-associated tubulopathy?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

COVID-19 Daily: Lung Ultrasound Triage, Telemedicine Tips COVID-19 Daily: Lung Ultrasound Triage, Telemedicine Tips
These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

South Africa: TB, HIV and COVID-19 - Urgent Questions As Three Epidemics Collide
[The Conversation Africa] Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV pose a significant burden on South Africa's health system. There's a close relationship between the two. About 60% of TB patients are also HIV-positive. The novel coronavirus (Sars-CoV-2) is likely to be of particular concern for communities with high rates of TB and HIV. Sars-CoV-2 and its resulting disease (COVID-19) haven't been fully researched and understood yet. But speculation based on the behaviour of other viruses and chronic illnesses raises concerns that HIV and TB pati (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: 7 Diseases That Cause Most Deaths Among Vulnerable People
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Diseases like tuberculosis and malaria largely ravage low-income countries, with the situation made worse by poor nutrition and sanitation (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: TB - Scientists Know a Great Deal, but There's Still More to Learn
[The Conversation Africa] South Africa has one of the highest rates of tuberculosis (TB) infection globally. Almost 400 000 patients are treated for TB annually. It is also the most common cause of death in South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Screening and Triage at Intake: Screening Dialysis Patients for COVID-19
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 3/25/2020. This guidance for screening dialysis patients for COVID-19 provides information for Key Concepts; Screen Patients for COVID-19 at Intake; Considerations for Staff; and After a Patient is Screened. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Infection Prevention and Control Considerations for Alternative Care Sites
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 3/25/2020. Establishing alternative care sites (ACS) will help address surge in the response to COVID-19. This guidance provides critical infection prevention and control (IPC) considerations for ACS and is intended to supplement existing ACS plans (created by jurisdictions as part of pandemic planning). (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Collection and Submission of Postmortem Specimens from Deceased Persons with Known or Suspected COVID-19, March 2020 (Interim Guidance)
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 3/25/2020. This web page, updated on March 25, 2020, provides specific guidance for the collection and submission of postmortem specimens from deceased known or suspected COVID-19 cases. It also provides recommendations for biosafety and infection control practices during specimen collection and handling, including during autopsy procedures. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Comprehensive Hospital Preparedness Checklist for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 3/25/2020. This 11-page checklist, updated on March 25, 2020, can help hospitals assess and improve their preparedness for responding to a community-wide outbreak of COVID-19. Each hospital will need to adapt this checklist to meet its unique needs and circumstances. This checklist should be used as one of several tools for evaluating current plans or in developing a comprehensive COVID-19 preparedness plan. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Learning from the recovered
(Harvard Medical School) Researchers at Harvard Medical School and at Brigham and Women's Hospital are adapting an antibody-detection tool to study the aftermath of infections by the novel coronavirus that is causing the current global pandemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Burn Rate Calculator
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 3/25/2020. This is a spreadsheet-based model that provides information for healthcare facilities to plan and optimize the use of PPE for response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Non-healthcare facilities (e.g., correctional facilities) may find this tool useful for planning and optimizing PPE use as part of the response to COVID-19. This tool can also be used for planning PPE use outside the context of COVID-19, where PPE shortages may also occur due to supply chain issues related to the COVID-19 response (e.g. ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

SLAC researcher discovers giant cavity in key tuberculosis molecule
(DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory) The giant cavity, in a protein that transports nutrients across the cell membrane, is unlike anything researchers have seen before. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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COVID-19 should be wake-up call for robotics research
(Carnegie Mellon University) Robots could perform some of the 'dull, dirty and dangerous' jobs associated with combating the COVID-19 pandemic, but that would require many new capabilities not currently being funded or developed, an editorial in the journal Science Robotics argues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Association of cardiac injury with mortality in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in Wuhan, China
(JAMA Network) This observational study of   416 patients in Wuhan, China, with confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) reports that   cardiac injury is a common condition among hospitalized patients with COVID-19 and it is associated with higher risk of in-hospital mortality. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Penn establishes center to accelerate coronavirus research
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has established a new center to help expand and accelerate research related the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, that causes the respiratory illness known as COVID-19. The Center of Research for Coronaviruses and Other Emerging Pathogens aims to advance research to better understand the pathology of the coronavirus and, ultimately, support the development of potential vaccines, diagnostic tools, and effective therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Travel restrictions are most useful in the early and late phase of an epidemic
(University of Oxford) Analysis of human mobility and epidemiological data by a global consortium of researchers, led by the University of Oxford and Northeastern University, shows that human mobility was predictive of the spread of the epidemic in China. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New mathematical model can more effectively track epidemics
(Princeton University, Engineering School) As COVID-19 spreads worldwide, leaders are relying on mathematical models to make public health and economic decisions. A new model developed by Princeton and Carnegie Mellon researchers improves tracking of epidemics by accounting for mutations in diseases. Now, the researchers are working to apply their model to allow leaders to evaluate the effects of countermeasures to epidemics before they deploy them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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AI finds 9 potential COVID-19 drugs that can be used on humans immediately
(Gero) Singapore 25 March, -- Gero, the leader in AI-driven drug discovery, has used its AI platform to identify the potential anti-COVID-19 drugs. Six of them have been approved, three were withdrawn, and the other nine have been already tested in clinical trials for other indications. The emergency of the situation, as well as the legal and regulatory status of these agents, make it possible to start immediate clinical trials for most of the suggested drugs (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Study shows how diligent we have to be to keep surfaces germ-free
(Ohio State University) A recent study suggests that even organized efforts to clean surfaces can fall short, a reminder for us all that keeping our surroundings clean may require some additional work. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Patients with severe forms of coronavirus disease could offer clues to treatment
(Howard Hughes Medical Institute) A new international project aims to enroll 500 COVID-19 patients to search for genetic mutations that make some people more vulnerable to severe infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Scripps Research launches DETECT study, leveraging wearable data to flag viral illnesses
(Scripps Research Institute) Members of the public who are 18 or older and use a smartwatch or activity tracker, such as a Fitbit, Apple Watch, Amazfit or Garmin Watch, can join the study and consent to share their data by downloading the MyDataHelps mobile app. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Finnish researchers join forces to investigate the airborne transmission of coronavirus
(Aalto University) The project includes fluid dynamics physicists, virologists and biomedical engineering specialists. The researchers are using a supercomputer to carry out 3D modelling and believe that the first results will be obtained in the next few weeks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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An acute respiratory infection runs into the most common noncommunicable epidemic -- COVID-19 and cardiovascular diseases
(JAMA Network) Emerging as an acute infectious disease, COVID-19 may be- come a chronic epidemic similar to influenza because of genetic re- combination. Therefore, we should be ready for the reemergence of COVID-19 or other coronaviruses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Lockdown: Nursing Homes in Spain a Vector for Deadly Coronavirus Lockdown: Nursing Homes in Spain a Vector for Deadly Coronavirus
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 25, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news