Young US adults hospitalized with COVID-19
(JAMA Network) The clinical profile and outcomes of 3,222 young adults (ages 18 to 34 years) who required hospitalization for COVID-19 in the U.S. are examined in this case series. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID)
(European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) The ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID) will take place online from Wednesday 23 to Friday 25 September 2020. This will be the first conference focussing exclusively on COVID-19 organised by the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Delayed immune responses may drive COVID-19 mortality rates among men and the elderly
(PLOS) COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) infections tend to be more severe among older adults and males, yet the mechanisms underlying increased mortality in these two demographics are unknown. A study published in the open access journal PLOS Biology on September 8, 2020 by Nicole Lieberman and Alexander Greninger at University of Washington and colleagues suggests that varying immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 due to age and sex may depend on viral load and the time-course of infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

NSAIDs not associated with more severe coronavirus disease, study finds
(PLOS) The use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen and diclofenac, is not associated with any adverse effects in people who have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a new study published September 8 in PLOS Medicine by Anton Potteg å rd of the University of Southern Denmark and colleagues from Aarhus University Hospital and the Danish Medicines Agency. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Recharging N95 masks for continued usage
(American Institute of Physics) N95 masks achieve 95% efficiency at filtering out 0.3-micron particles, while maintaining reasonable breathability, thanks to a layer of polypropylene fibers incorporating electrical charges to attract particles. Extended usage and decontamination, provoked by severe shortages during the pandemic, can easily remove the charges and degrade filtration efficiency. In Physics of Fluids, researchers share a method to restore the filtration efficiency of N95 masks to out-of-box levels, as long as the mask is not structurally compromised. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Comparison of clinical features of COVID-19 vs seasonal influenza in US children
(JAMA Network) Clinical features of COVID-19 are compared in this observational study with those of influenza A and B in U.S. children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study finds surprisingly little difference in hospitalization rates between children with COVID-19
(Children's National Hospital) As the fall approaches, pediatric hospitals will start seeing children with seasonal influenza A and B. At the same time, COVID-19 will be co-circulating in communities with the flu and other respiratory viruses, making it more difficult to identify and prevent the novel coronavirus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Association of mobile phone location data indications of travel, stay-at-home mandates with COVID-19 infection rates in US
(JAMA Network) Anonymous mobile phone location data were used to examine travel and home dwelling time patterns before and after enactment of stay-at-home orders in US states to examine associations between changes in mobility and the COVID-19 curve. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

COVID-19 story tip: Racism amid the COVID-19 pandemic -- a path forward
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Because SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, was first discovered in China, Chinese American families in the United States have reported an increase in racist experiences during the ongoing pandemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cellular-level interactions that lead to the cytokine storm in COVID-19
(Hokkaido University) Scientists review macrophage activation syndrome -- a feature of the cytokine storm that kills patients with severe cases of COVID-19, as well as possible treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Scientists develop low-cost chip to detect presence and quantity of COVID-19 antibodies
(Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University) Robust and widespread antibody testing has emerged as a key strategy in the fight against SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. However current testing methods are too inaccurate or too expensive to be feasible on a global scale. But now, scientists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have developed a rapid, reliable and low-cost antibody test. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

COVID-19 deaths among black essential workers linked to racial disparities
(University of Utah Health) Racial disparities among essential workers could be a key reason that Black Americans are more likely than whites to contract and die of COVID-19, according to researchers at the University of Utah. They found that Blacks disproportionately worked in nine vital occupations that increase their exposure to SARs-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Egypt case total passes 100,000 – as it happened
Spain case total now at 525,549; French expertwarns over case rate in France; Scottishgovernment could ‘put brakes’ on lockdown easing. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog here12.00amBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: Spain cases top 500,000 in European first as global deaths pass 890,00011.33pmBSTHi,Helen Sullivan joining you now. I ’ll be bringing you the latest pandemic news for the next few hours. Get in touch onTwitter @helenrsullivan or via email: helen.sullivan@theguardian.com.Conti...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 8, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Murray (now); Aamna Mohdin, Ben Quinn, Damien Gayle and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Spain exceeds 500,000 cases after 2,440 new infections in a day
Spain case total now at 525,549; French expertwarns over case rate in France; Scottishgovernment could ‘put brakes’ on lockdown easingSpain first country in western Europe to pass 500,000 casesSeven Greek islands to be added to England quarantine listUK health secretary says young people largely behind case riseIndia confirms world record one-day casesUK coronavirus live updates6.23pmBSTThe UK has seen almost 3,000 recorded cases of Covid-19 for a second consecutive day, raising fears of a resurgence in the virus, as Matt Hancock urged young people in particular to stick to social distancing rules.Government fi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Aamna Mohdin (now); Ben Quinn, Damien Gayle and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Are you a complete covidiot? It's what the government wants of all of us | Suzanne Moore
Denial of the basic facts of the coronavirus outbreak is not confined to conspiracy theorists but has crept into what passes for government policy. Covidiocy is now mainstreamWish you could stand the “covidiot” in the corner and laugh at him? There are not enough dunces’ caps for all the covidiots out there. They come inplaneloads returning from the Greek island of Zante, they congregatein Trafalgar Square to listen to David Icke bellow “Freedom!” while an over-excited Piers Corbyn jitters about. They manifest in the shape of Ian Brown, the Stone Roses frontman, who tweets: “NO LOCKDOWN ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Suzanne Moore Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Psychology Source Type: news

Coronavirus cases rise steeply among young people in England
Rates growing fastest among those aged 10-29, and decreasing in the older age groupsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe health secretary, Matt Hancock, implored young people to stick to the rules as Covid-19 infections in the UK rose to their highest levels since early May.It is not known why case rates are higher among young people, but England-level data shows they are rising steeply.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Niamh McIntyre and Pamela Duncan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news Matt Hancock Health policy Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus: dozens of schools in England and Wales report outbreaks
Five teachers in Suffolk test positive, with cases in Cardiff, Yorkshire and elsewhereCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDozens of schools across England and Wales have reported coronavirus outbreaks, prompting some to shut their doors while others have sent staff and pupils home to self-isolate.A week after children beganreturning to classrooms for the first time since lockdown in March, a number of schools across parts of the UK have been battling outbreaks.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh and Amy Walker Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science UK news Schools Education Source Type: news

Africa: Malaria Week 2020 – Why Integration Could Be the Key to Elimination
[Malaria Consortium] Hosted by the Government of Vietnam, Malaria Week 2020 (7-11 September) brings together government officials and diverse partners to drive forward the elimination of malaria from Asia Pacific by 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 Infection Prevention in Skilled Nursing Facilities SARS-CoV-2 Infection Prevention in Skilled Nursing Facilities
This report highlights the importance of repeated point prevalence surveys as a crucial part of a COVID-19 response strategy in skilled nursing facilities.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 Associated With Fatal Coronavirus Disease SARS-CoV-2 Associated With Fatal Coronavirus Disease
A better understanding of the pathogenesis and pathology of SARS-CoV-2 in fatal cases could help guide future therapeutic and prevention strategies.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 7, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Africa: Polio-Free Status As Breath of Fresh Air for Africa
[This Day] As the Africa Regional Certification Commission for polio eradication formally declared Africa free of wild Poliovirus amidst rapturous applause at a recent World Health Organisation meeting, a wind of relief blew across the continent, dispelling the gloom caused by the ravaging coronavirus pandemic. To stakeholders like the Aliko Dangote Foundation, this was a landmark welcome decision in the quest to rid Nigeria and Africa of a virulent disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Millions of Children At Risk of Measles, Polio, Due to Vaccination Disruptions
[Daily Trust] Millions of children in Nigeria are at the risk of measles, polio, diphtheria and other diseases due to disruptions of routine immunisation and other vaccination programmes as a result of the lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Distribution range of Ebola virus carriers in Africa may be larger than previously assumed
(Goethe University Frankfurt) Zaire ebolavirus is among the deadliest of all known Ebola viruses for humans and is most likely transmitted by various species of bats. Models recently developed by scientists of the Senckenberg Nature Research Society and the Goethe University in Frankfurt show where these species may thrive in Africa. The results of the study, published in the journal " Scientific Reports " , suggest a wider range of distribution for the bat and fruit bat species than previously assumed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

COVID-19 high-risk groups: Why the immune system is less effective at fighting the virus
(Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin) Older people and people with underlying medical conditions are at particular risk of severe COVID-19. A group of researchers from Charit é -- Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin have discovered one possible reason for this vulnerability. While these risk groups produce greater quantities of an important type of immune cell known as 'T-helper cells', their T-helper cells show impaired function. This 'molecular brake' on the immune system could serve as a potential new treatment target in patients with severe COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Card-based system, designed to monitor asymptomatic persons, helps limit COVID-19 spread
(Bentham Science Publishers) In this research article, for the first time, the researchers have introduced a quantitative index; asymptomatic growth, to indicate whether COVID-19 community spread is under control and if economic activities can be resumed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: India reports global one-day record of over 90,000 cases
Labor day weekend crowds prompt Covid-19 fears; Netanyahu announces overnight curfews on 40 cities; UK reports almost 3,000 cases, level not seen since late May. Follow the latest updatesCovering Covid-19 in AfricaFrance declares more Covid-19 ‘red zones’Many Americans face bleak winter as Covid takes toll on mental healthKamala Harris says she wouldn ’t trust Trump on Covid vaccine‘Drenched in the virus’: was this Austrian ski resort a Covid ground zero?4.01amBSTIndia has confirmed 90,632,000 coronavirus cases in 24 hours, a global high for the number of infections recorded in a single day.In...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Nearly 3,000 people in UK test positive in 24 hours – as it happened
Significant rise in UKwith 2,988 new cases; Netanyahu backtracks on lockdowns for cities with high infection rates; thousands attend protests against measuresin Croatia and Italy. This blog is closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog hereWith other cities in lockdown, why isn ’t London having a second wave?Health experts welcome Melbourne extension but question curfewCovid-19 ‘could be endemic in deprived parts of England’Kamala Harris says she wouldn ’t trust Trump on Covid vaccine‘Drenched in the virus’: was this Austrian ski resort a Covid ground zero?11.58pmBSTWe ’v...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Clea Skopeliti (now); Aaron Walawalkar and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Australia news US news UK news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Covid patients have lung damage 'weeks after leaving hospital'
Austrian research shows how recovery can be slow process for those with severe infectionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePatients hospitalised with Covid-19 still have lung damage, breathlessness and coughs weeks after being discharged, researchers have found.Thelong and lingering effects of coronaviruson physical health is a growing topic of concern; even those who have experienced “mild” Covid, have reported symptoms that continue for many weeksor even months after the initial infection has passed.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Infectious diseases Austria Health Science Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: test MPs daily, says House of Commons Speaker; Melbourne extends lockdown
‘Problem is weekly testing doesn’t tell you anything,’says Lindsay Hoyle; thousands attend protests against measuresin Croatia and ItalyWith other cities in lockdown, why isn ’t London having a second wave?Health experts welcome Melbourne extension but question curfewCovid-19 ‘could be endemic in deprived parts of England’Kamala Harris says she wouldn ’t trust Trump on Covid vaccine‘Drenched in the virus’: was this Austrian ski resort a Covid ground zero?1.38pmBSTAustralia will buy 84.8m vaccine doses at a cost of $1.7bn if two promising Covid-19 vaccine candidates prov...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Aaron Walawalkar (now) and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Australia news US news UK news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Why is it that while Covid-19 cases are rising, deaths continue to fall?
There is speculation that the age of those infected is playing a part, while social distancing is also having an impactCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government ’s Covid-19 dashboard shows cases have risen steadily from their lowest point on 1 July when the rolling seven-day average was down to 574. By 30 August it had more than doubled, to 1,402 a day. Yet the death rate has declined steadily over the same period:from a rolling average of 37.4 per day to 4.6 per day. No one is sure why. But here are some explanations researchers are examining:Continue reading... (Source: Guardi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: James Tapper Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Let ’s get real. No vaccine will work as if by magic, returning us to ‘normal’ | Jeremy Farrar
To dream of imminent solutions is only human. But progress will come from controlled expectationsAt the end of any summer we brace ourselves – for back to school, returning to work and even for Christmas plans. But this year, the reality bump is like no other.As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to reverberate globally, there is no doubt that we must be ready to face a long road ahead, certainly beyond the end of this year. The fact that a vaccine, alongside effective treatments, is our only true exit strategy remains unchanged. The speed and scale of vaccine development have been remarkable but it ’s important t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jeremy Farrar Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Vaccines and immunisation Science World news Health policy Society World Health Organization UK news Politics US healthcare US news Medical research Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Political leaders are raising ‘false hopes’ about coronavirus vaccines
Drugs now under development are unlikely to end the pandemic, the Wellcome Trust ’s Jeremy Farrar warnsFinding a vaccine will take time and global cooperationVaccines will not be a silver bullet to end the Covid-19 pandemic and leaders must avoid creating false hope, a key government adviser has warned.Sir Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust, writes in today ’sObserver that the first vaccines are likely to be only partially effective. Raising expectations and rushing new drugs into production risks damaging public trust in any vaccination programmes that eventually arrive, he said.Continue reading... ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: James Tapper Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Science Vaccines and immunisation Health Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Portugal records biggest surge in infections since May – as it happened
Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage12.51amBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: Victoria awaits lockdown decision; anti-mask protests held in Europe12.45amBSTIt is almost 30 years since Australia last slid into recession, a now distant time when no one had heard of the internet and the Property Council had just appointed a young researcher called Scott Morrison.Related:'Nobody is safe': why Australia's Covid jobs crisis could last yearsContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now), Jedidajah Otte, Sarah Marsh, Nicola Slawson, Elias Visontay and Michael McGowan (earlier) Tags: World news Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Medical research Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Portugal records biggest surge in infections since May
Millions of Iranian pupils return to school; UK fears of Christmas spread from university students; India cases pass 4mCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage11.34pmBSTAs of 6 September, authorities reported 63 new cases and 5 further deaths inAustralia ’s Victoria state over the past 24 hours.“Our thoughts are with the loved ones of all those affected. More information will be available later today,” the Department of Health and Human Services tweeted.11.28pmBSTBrazil recorded 30,168 additional confirmed cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, as well as 682 deaths from the ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jedidajah Otte (now), Sarah Marsh, Nicola Slawson, Elias Visontay and Michael McGowan (earlier) Tags: World news Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Medical research Source Type: news

Angola: Polio Vaccination to Reach Over 400,000 Children
[ANGOP] Huambo -- At least 431,088 children, under five years of age, will be immunised against polio in the province of Huambo from this Saturday until the 12th September, after 24 new cases of infantile paralysis have been discovered in the last eight months in this region of the Central Highlands. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Covid-19: A bad flu season colliding with the pandemic could be overwhelming
It’s a scenario infectious-disease experts dread: flu arriving amid the coronavirus. But the mask-wearing and social distancing could also limit influenza. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: India cases pass 4m; anti-lockdown protesters arrested in Victoria
India adds 86,432 cases in the past 24 hours; arrests made after hundreds gather for Melbourne anti-lockdown ralliesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage9.15amBSTHello. I am a news reporter based in London and will be bringing you the latest updates on coronavirus from around the world.Please do get in touch while I blog, sharing news tips and comments with me. You can get in touch via any of the channels below.9.15amBSTIranon Saturday opened the new school year after nearly seven months of closure.In a video conference, president Hassan Rouhani said the education of 15 million students is as i...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh (now) with Elias Visontay and Michael McGowan (earlier) Tags: World news Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Medical research Source Type: news

Melbourne anti-lockdown protests: at least 15 arrested in violent clashes with police
Protesters seen chanting ‘freedom’ and hurling abuse at police and media while not wearing masksFollow today ’s coronavirus blogVictoria reports 76 coronavirus cases and 11 deaths as Daniel Andrews says roadmap not yet ‘finalised’Millions for aged care investors, but homes lack nurses: where does $13bn in federal funding go?At least 15 people have been arrested at Melbourne ’s Shrine of Remembrance and Albert Park after at least 200 protesters defied the city’s stage-four lockdowns to hold an anti-lockdown rally on Saturday.Police in New South Wales also arrested three people at an...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Michael McGowan Tags: Melbourne Coronavirus outbreak Australia news Victoria Victorian politics Australian police and policing Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

The Week That Wasn't: Susceptible Species, Mutation, Bus Spread The Week That Wasn't: Susceptible Species, Mutation, Bus Spread
Three medical stories that we didn't cover, explained.Medscape (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Article Source Type: news

Brazil records 50,000 cases in 24 hours as death toll passes 125,000 – as it happened
Braziltotal cases near 4.1m; nowidespread vaccination until mid-2021, says WHO; Cubawelcomes first plane of tourists in months. This blog is now closedFollow today ’s coronavirus blogItalyreports biggest rise since 2 MayDiarrhoea and vomiting may be key sign of coronavirus in childrenCDC ’s autumn vaccine hint fuels fears of pressure from TrumpWestern Australia refuses to sign up to open borders by Christmas12.40amBSTThat ’s where I’ll leave this blog for now, but you can continue following our live coverage of the Covid-19 pandemichere.Here ’s a quick summary of global events:12.29amBSTAFP re...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nadeem Badshah (now); Alexandra Topping, Nazia Parveen and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Advice From An Infectious Disease Expert On Returning To School During Coronavirus
Dr. Stephen Thomas, Chief of Infectious Diseases at SUNY Upstate Medical University, discusses the importance of the “infection prevention bundle”—the series of steps that students, families and schools should take to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Stephen Thomas, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Leadership /leadership Education /education Science /science Coronavirus Source Type: news

Will Labor Day Weekend Bring Another Holiday COVID Surge? Will Labor Day Weekend Bring Another Holiday COVID Surge?
Epidemiologists are having a hard time predicting whether Labor Day will be like the Fourth of July and Memorial Day, when celebrations fanned the flames in coronavirus hot spots around the South and West.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: no widespread vaccination until mid-2021, says WHO; cases rise across Europe
‘We need to see how safe it is,’WHO stresses; Italy reports biggest rise since 2 May while Spain and France both report thousands of new casesDiarrhoea and vomiting may be key sign of coronavirus in childrenCDC ’s autumn vaccine hint fuels fears of pressure from TrumpWestern Australia refuses to sign up to open borders by ChristmasUK coronavirus updates – live6.51pmBSTThis is a Reuters exclusive from Aislinn Laing:Johnson& Johnson will seek 20,000 volunteers for late-stage human trials of its experimental coronavirus vaccine in hard-hitLatin America, one-third of the planned global total, one of...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alexandra Topping (now); Nazia Parveen and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Asymptomatic Children May Transmit COVID-19 in Communities Asymptomatic Children May Transmit COVID-19 in Communities
About 22% of children with COVID-19 infections were asymptomatic, and 66% of the symptomatic children had unrecognized symptoms at the time of diagnosis, based on data from a case series of 91 confirmed cases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Air Canada Starts COVID-19 Testing at Toronto Airport in Push to Open Travel Air Canada Starts COVID-19 Testing at Toronto Airport in Push to Open Travel
Air Canada said on Thursday it has launched a voluntary COVID-19 study of international travelers coming into Toronto's Pearson Airport as part of a campaign to persuade the government to lift travel restrictions such as its 14-day quarantine.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Development and applications of makeshift emergency hospitals - Lyu J, Li HX, Chen Y, Wang CJ, Li LM.
When wars, major disasters, or epidemics of the infectious diseases occur, existing medical facilities are usually unable to implement timely and effective treatment for patients, or the reception capacity is difficult to meet the surge in demand for healt... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Silvio Berlusconi admitted to hospital with coronavirus
Former Italian PM hospitalised as a precautionary measure after testing positive for CovidCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageItaly ’s former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has a ‘mild’ lung infection as a result of Covid-19, his doctor said on Friday.Berlusconi, who is 84 this month, was taken to the San Raffaele hospital in Milan on Thursday night. He has not been admitted to intensive care.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Angela Giuffrida in Rome Tags: Silvio Berlusconi Italy Coronavirus outbreak Europe Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology World news Source Type: news

Characteristics of COVID-19 Patients at a Safety-net Center Characteristics of COVID-19 Patients at a Safety-net Center
This report describes the characteristics and clinical outcomes of adult patients with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 treated at a safety-net hospital.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Many Advanced Countries Missing Targets for HCV Elimination Many Advanced Countries Missing Targets for HCV Elimination
The World Health Organization wants to eliminate hepatitis C infection by the end of the decade. Researchers performed disease progression models of HCV infection in 45 high-income countries.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

South Africa: Provinces Include HIV, TB Screening At Covid-19 Sites
[SAnews.gov.za] Deputy President David Mabuza says provincial departments of health have started experimenting with combining Tubercolisis (TB) and COVID-19 screening in some locations, while also offering HIV self-screening at COVID-19 sites. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news