Gilead Puts Emergency Access to Experimental Coronavirus Drug on Hold Amid Surging Demand Gilead Puts Emergency Access to Experimental Coronavirus Drug on Hold Amid Surging Demand
Gilead Sciences Inc said on Sunday it was temporarily putting new emergency access to its experimental coronavirus drug remdesivir on hold due to overwhelming demand and that it wanted most people receiving the drug to participate in a clinical trial to prove if it is safe and effective.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

Healthcare Group Novacyt Wins U.S. Approval for Coronavirus Test Healthcare Group Novacyt Wins U.S. Approval for Coronavirus Test
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - March 25, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Bolsonaro says he 'wouldn't feel anything' if infected with Covid-19 and attacks state lockdowns
Brazil ’s president uses national televised address to dismiss state-based health measures ‘scorched earth’ tacticsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBrazil ’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has claimed he “wouldn’t feel anything” if infected with coronavirus and rubbished efforts to contain the illness with large-scale quarantines as his country’s two biggest cities went into shutdown in a desperate bid to save lives.In a televised address to the nation on Tuesday night, Bolsonaro slammed what he branded the economically damaging “s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro Tags: Brazil Coronavirus outbreak Jair Bolsonaro Americas Infectious diseases Science Medical research Microbiology Source Type: news

Italy's Medics at'End of Our Strength' as They Too Fall Ill Italy's Medics at'End of Our Strength' as They Too Fall Ill
At Italy's Oglio Po hospital, 25 out of 90 doctors are infected with the coronavirus, compounding the strain faced by a health system overwhelmed by the world's second biggest outbreak.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

Roche CEO Says Broad Coronavirus Testing in U.S. Could Take Weeks - CNBC Roche CEO Says Broad Coronavirus Testing in U.S. Could Take Weeks - CNBC
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - March 25, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Global confirmed Covid-19 cases top 400,000 – as it happened
WHO says US could be next virus hotspot; EU urged to evacuate Greek refugee camps; Greta Thunberg says she believes she had Covid-19. This blog is now closed.12.43amGMTThat ’s it for this live blog. Follow me, Helen Sullivan, to the link below for the latest coronavirus pandemic news:Related:Coronavirus live news: India locks down population of 1.3bn as Hubei eases restrictions12.36amGMTNew Zealand has declared a national state of emergency, Reuters reports. More on this soon.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now and earlier); Kevin Rawlinson, Ben Quinn and Alexandra Topping Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Europe Australia news Italy UK news Boris Johnson Donald Trump US news South Africa Middle East and North Africa Infectious diseases World news Science Politics Source Type: news

MCI BoG issues guidelines, advises telemedicine practice to prevent transmission of infectious diseases
The Board of Governors (BoG) issued guidelines, outlining that telemedicine provides safety of patients, as well as health workers safety especially in situations where there is risk of contagious infections and it can be conducted without exposing staff to viruses or infections in the times of such outbreaks. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus Social: Masked Crusaders Battle COVID-19 Coronavirus Social: Masked Crusaders Battle COVID-19
Here are some of the top trending COVID-19 topics dominating the social media conversation today among clinicians.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Drug Eyed As Potential Coronavirus Treatment Being Hoarded, Leaving Patients In Need Without
BOSTON (CBS) – A drug that President Donald Trump has touted as a possible treatment for coronavirus is now in short supply. While the FDA has not yet approved hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19, some people are hoarding it, leaving patients who regularly rely on the medication scrambling. “It would be a gift from God if that worked. It would be a big game changer,” Trump said of the anti-malarial drug. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, and a prominent member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force has cautioned that evidence of its effectiveness i...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Source Type: news

Amazon Teams Up With Bill Gates-Backed Group to Deliver Coronavirus Test Kits Amazon Teams Up With Bill Gates-Backed Group to Deliver Coronavirus Test Kits
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Coronavirus May Be Present in Eye Secretions, Putting Health Workers at Risk Coronavirus May Be Present in Eye Secretions, Putting Health Workers at Risk
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19, may be present in conjunctival secretions of infected patients, according to a report from China.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

' Laser-Focused' on Surgical Masks, U.S. Textile Firms Pivot in Coronavirus Pandemic'Laser-Focused' on Surgical Masks, U.S. Textile Firms Pivot in Coronavirus Pandemic
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

UK's Dyson Testing Ventilator and Scaling Up for Production UK's Dyson Testing Ventilator and Scaling Up for Production
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Coronavirus Drives Up Demand - and Pay - for Temporary U.S. Nurses Coronavirus Drives Up Demand - and Pay - for Temporary U.S. Nurses
U.S. hospitals, bracing for a surge of coronavirus patients just as some staff are under quarantine after being exposed to the virus, are facing a shortage of temporary nurses who can fill in - and being asked to pay as much as double to make it worth it.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Elite Hackers Target WHO as Coronavirus Cyberattacks Spike Elite Hackers Target WHO as Coronavirus Cyberattacks Spike
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Thinking about growing a coronavirus hiatus beard? Read this first
If having facial hair means you're touching your face more often, an infectious disease expert says, 'That's not good.' (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adam Tschorn Source Type: news

UK app aims to help researchers track spread of coronavirus
Covid Symptom Tracker will also help experts understand who is most at risk of diseaseCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageUK researchers have launched an app to help track the spread of Covid-19 and explore who is most at risk from the disease in an attempt to better understand the pandemic.The freeCovid Symptom Tracker app asks users to fill in data including age, sex and postcode as well as questions on existing medical conditions, such as heart disease, asthma and diabetes and whether users take drugs such as immunosuppressants or ibuprofen or use wheelchairs.Continue reading... (Source: Gu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Medical research Coronavirus outbreak Health Society Infectious diseases Science UK news Source Type: news

Coronavirus news: India announces 21-day lockdown as global confirmed cases top 400,000
WHO says US could be next virus hotspot; EU urged to evacuate Greek refugee camps; Greta Thunberg says she believes she had Covid-197.58pmGMTCountries across Europe are taking steps to deal with the economic effects of the pandemic.The Czech parliament ’s lower chamber has approved a package of emergency government measures that includes temporary tax relief for self-employed workers, Reuters reports.7.46pmGMTThis is the place where people can sign up to join the NHS 250,000 volunteer push. They need shoppers and food deliverers, drivers to bring people home who have recovered, drivers to deliver medical kit and peop...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Kevin Rawlinson (now); Ben Quinn, Alexandra Topping and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Europe Australia news Italy UK news Boris Johnson Donald Trump US news South Africa Middle East and North Africa Infectious diseases World news Science Politics Source Type: news

Budding couples in UK told to live together or stay apart
Lockdown may lead to awkward conversations as government issues clarificationCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThecoronavirus lockdown may have unintentionally sparked a wave of awkward conversations within new relationships, after the government told couples who do not cohabit that they must either not meet at all, or else rapidly move in together.The clarification came from Jenny Harries, the deputy chief medical officer, who was asked at the regular Downing Street press conference on Tuesday whether couples who lived apart could socialise at all under the new restrictions intended ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Peter Walker Political correspondent Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Relationships Society UK news World news Infectious diseases Life and style Medical research Microbiology Science Health Source Type: news

Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic
Japan ’s prime minister and IOC president agree delayFate essentially sealed when Canada and Australia pulled outCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Tokyo Olympics are to be postponed until 2021 after talks between Japan ’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and the International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach, led to confirmation of a decision made inevitable by the coronavirus pandemic.Abe said they had established that cancelling the Games was out of the question, and that Bach had agreed “100%” that a postponement was the most appropriate response to the glob...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Justin McCurry in Tokyo and Sean Ingle Tags: Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 Coronavirus outbreak Sport Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

President Trump Called Hydroxychloroquine a ‘Game Changer,’ But Experts Warn Against Self-Medicating With the Drug. Here’s What You Need to Know
After President Trump, late last week, expressed great confidence in the promise of a new COVID-19 therapy that combines two existing prescription medications, supplies of these two drugs rapidly began disappearing from pharmacy shelves. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed an Indian company previously restricted from importing drug products into the US to now start manufacturing one of the drugs. And U.S. plants began gearing up to produce enough to meet the surge in demand. But in those few days, a few people who began self medicating with the drugs in an effort to prevent COVID-19 have died, and others have bee...
Source: TIME: Health - March 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Amidst pandemic, now is the time for action to also beat tuberculosis, urges WHO
As countries across the world grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN Health agency reminded everyone on Tuesday, World Tuberculosis Day 2020, that TB remains the world’s most deadly infectious disease. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - March 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CDC Coronavirus Testing Decision Likely to Haunt US for Months to Come CDC Coronavirus Testing Decision Likely to Haunt US for Months to Come
Public health officials are just beginning to grapple with the fallout from the early bungling of testing.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Vendors Ramp Up Production to Combat COVID-19
Philips and GE increase efforts to fulfill healthcare needs. (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - March 24, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Whitney J. Palmer Tags: Infectious Diseases & Conditions/COVID-19 SiteTerms/www.cannabissciencetech.com/Manufacturing Source Type: news

RBMA PaRADigm Re-scheduled for Fall
Annual conference tentatively planned for August 2020. (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - March 24, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Whitney J. Palmer Tags: Conferences Infectious Diseases & Conditions/COVID-19 Source Type: news

German coronavirus cases rise by 4,764 cases to 27,436: Robert Koch Institute
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany has risen by 4,764 within a day to reach to 27,436, the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Phoenix Man Dies After Taking Chloroquine, Touted for Virus Phoenix Man Dies After Taking Chloroquine, Touted for Virus
The drug, which is an additive in a product used to clean fish tanks, has been touted by President Donald Trump as a treatment for COVID-19.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 24, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

South Africa: World TB Day - What Does COVID-19 Mean for People With TB?
[spotlight] Tuberculosis (TB) is believed to make people more vulnerable to COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019). This poses a particular problem in South Africa, which is one of the 10 highest burden TB countries in the world and has a relatively weak health system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

These Families Traveled Twice Across the World to Stay Ahead of Coronavirus. They ’re Learning Nowhere Is Safe
Mary Wong fled her native Hong Kong on Feb. 20 with her one-year-old daughter and her husband. The situation there looked grim—the city had 70 cases of COVID-19 and two deaths, and officials were refusing calls to fully close the border with mainland China. To stay safe, Wong and her family decided to fly halfway across the world to Philadelphia, where her husband is from. There were no cases there yet, and just 15 in the U.S. They planned to stay for up to two months to avoid the worst of the COVID-19 outbreak that was increasingly threatening China’s neighbors. Less than a month later, she fled again, this t...
Source: TIME: Health - March 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hillary Leung / Hong Kong Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk overnight Source Type: news

Still-busy trains tell us that Covid-19 restrictions may have to go further | Gaby Hinsliff
Corporate chiefs may not like it – but a heavy-handed state is now essential to help the country truly adapt to our new way of life• Coronavirus latest updates• See all our coronavirus coverageThe sun came up as usual this morning, but for the first time since this crisis began, that almost felt like a surprise.For life as we know it is over now, the blurry outlines of something new emerging before disbelieving eyes. Barely a fortnight ago, all we had to do waswash our hands. Now Britain is in theeconomic equivalent of a medically induced coma, almost all usual life suspended to save the patient; nobody mus...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Gaby Hinsliff Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science UK news Public transport trips World news London Society Source Type: news

Planning and Implementing a Transgender Health Program Planning and Implementing a Transgender Health Program
This article outlines the steps needed to effectively implement a transgender health program within a primary care practice.Annals of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

IDSA Issues Recommendations for COVID-19 Testing
TUESDAY, March 24, 2020 -- In a statement published online March 19 by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), recommendations are presented for public health and health care professionals to prioritize coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Liberia: Autocities Alliance Donates U.S.$10k Sanitary Materials to Liberia Marketing Association to Prevent Covid-19 Draft
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Cities Alliance, through the Ministry of Internal Affairs, has donated assorted sanitary materials valued at US$10,000 to the Liberia Marketing Association (LMA). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus map: how Covid-19 is spreading across the world
Confirmed cases of Covid-19 have spanned the globe, and now exceed 380,000. Travel bans and closed borders have been put in place in an attempt to curtail the spreadCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe coronavirus outbreakbegan in late 2019.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Pablo Guti érrez Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Delay is deadly: what Covid-19 tells us about tackling the climate crisis | Jonathan Watts
Rightwing governments have denied the problem and been slow to act. With coronavirus and the climate, this costs lives• Coronavirus latest updates• See all our coronavirus coverageThe coronavirus pandemic has brought urgency to the defining political question of our age: how to distribute risk. As with the climate crisis, neoliberal capitalism is proving particularly ill-suited to this.Like global warming, but in close-up and fast-forward, the Covid-19 outbreak shows how lives are lost or saved depending on a government ’s propensity to acknowledge risk,act rapidly to contain it, and share the consequences....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jonathan Watts Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases World news UK news Economic policy Politics Climate change Environment Science Donald Trump Jair Bolsonaro Brazil US politics US news Americas 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 24, 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

What happens to people's lungs when they get coronavirus?
Respiratory physician John Wilson explains the range of Covid-19 impacts, from no symptoms to severe illness featuring pneumoniaCoronavirus – latest global updatesAustralia coronavirus live blogSee all our coronavirus coverageWhat became known as Covid-19, or the coronavirus, started in late 2019 as a cluster of pneumonia cases with an unknown cause. The cause of the pneumonia was found to be a new virus – severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or Sars-CoV-2. The illness caused by the virus is Covid-19.Now declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the majority of people who contra...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Graham Readfearn Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Medical research World news 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 24, 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

Africa: New, Shorter Treatment to Prevent TB to be Rolled out in Five High-Burden TB Countries
[Aurum Institute] Johannesburg -Three-month regimen expected to prevent TB in those at highest risk of developing the disease, including people living with HIV and children under the age of five (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: TB in Children - the Amazing Research Being Done in Cape Town
[spotlight] 24 March is World TB Day. According to the World Health Organisation this year's theme is "It's time". Time to accelerate diagnosis, treatment, prevention and overall, time to end TB. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Best Paper Award for UCT TB Vaccine Research
[UCT] The International Society for Vaccines (ISV) has selected a publication in which the University of Cape Town's (UCT) Professor Mark Hatherill, Professor Robert Wilkinson, Professor Tom Scriba, Dr Mich èle Tameris and Dr Friedrich Thienemann (Faculty of Health Sciences) played a key role, as the best paper of the year for 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Global Day - Tuberculosis Increases Vulnerability to Coronavirus - WHO
[Premium Times] As the world commemorated the World Tuberculosis Day amidst Covid-19 pandemic, governments across the world have been challenged to channel the same solidarity used in combating coronavirus (Covid-19) towards Tuberculosis (TB). (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The world could face a 2nd wave of COVID-19: Here's what Canada needs to do now to prepare
Countries must prepare for a second wave of the COVID-19 outbreak to emerge once social distancing measures are eased, and they should only lift those measures gradually, infectious disease experts say. Here's what you need to know about a potential second wave and what Canada can do to minimize the impact. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

UK mobile firms asked to alert Britons to heed coronavirus lockdown
Ministers call on mobile companies to send mass broadcast to reach up to 60m peopleCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK government has taken the unprecedented step of asking mobile companies to send an alert to everyone in the UK telling them to heed the new nationwide lockdown rules.It is the first time ministers have called upon all the UK ’s mobile operators – including O2, EE, Three and Vodafone – to send a mass broadcast that will reach as many as 60 million people across the country. Only 4% of households do not have at least one mobile phone, according to the com...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Mark Sweney Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science UK news Mobile phones Technology Telecoms O2 EE Vodafone Business Source Type: news

Africa: New WHO Recommendations to Prevent Tuberculosis Aim to Save Millions of Lives
[WHO] Geneva -New World Health Organization (WHO) guidance will help countries accelerate efforts to stop people with tuberculosis (TB) infection becoming sick with TB by giving them preventive treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: What Fight Against Tuberculosis Can Teach Us About Fighting COVID-19
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] As governments around the world struggle to contain spiraling infections and an ever-increasing death toll from COVID-19, it's worth reflecting on what lessons we can draw from the long and still unfinished fight against tuberculosis (TB) - the world's most deadly infectious disease that kills nearly 1.5 million per year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Pandemics Act On Social Fault Lines - Lessons for COVID-19 From HIV and Aids
[The Conversation Africa] Ralph Kretzen, who died on 26 August 1982, and Pieter Dani ël (Charles) Steyn, who died on 1 January 1983, were the first two people officially recognised as dying of AIDS in South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: 'Total Lockdown Needed to Stop COVID-19 Spread'
[Observer] Infectious disease expert, Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan, has warned that Liberia's healthcare service will be overwhelmed if the government refuses to lock down the country now in order to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: UK placed under lockdown as Trump insists US will 'reopen' soon
Police to enforce UK lockdown; US president tells country not to blame Asian Americans; UN calls for global ceasefire; WHO says virus accelerating. Follow the latest updates5.39amGMTEven though it was 56 years ago, Kazuo Goto still vividly remembers his pride as he carried the Olympic flame on the last day of the torch relay when Tokyo hosted the Games in 196, AFP reports.5.32amGMTHere is how newspapers on the morning of Tuesday, 24 March have covered Prime Minister Boris Johnson ’s historic announcement.The Guardian says today that Boris Johnson will order police to enforce a strict coronavirus lockdown, with gather...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Europe Australia news Italy UK news Boris Johnson Donald Trump US news South Africa Middle East and North Africa Infectious diseases World news Science Politics Source Type: news

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)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Sarah Boseley and produced by India Rakusen and Danielle Stephens Tags: Science Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Immunology Biochemistry and molecular biology Source Type: news