Covid figures prompt French and Dutch warnings, and deepening row in Spain
Coronavirus cases in France jump to record high as Spanish government calls for Madrid lockdownCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe prime ministers of France and the Netherlands have issued stark warnings about their coronavirus figures, while in Spain, the western European country hardest hit by the virus, the Madrid authorities have rejected the central government ’s call for a lockdown across the capital.Sant é Publique France, the French public health authority, tallied a record 16,096 new infections in the previous 24 hours on Thursday evening.Continue reading... (Source: ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Kim Willsher in Paris and Sam Jones in Madrid Tags: Coronavirus outbreak France Europe Science World news Infectious diseases Source Type: news

'Any breed could do it': dogs might be a Covid tester's best friend
Researchers around the world are training canines to sniff out the virus – could they be deployed for mass testing?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt is simple and pain-free, could be used to test for coronavirus in care homes, airports and schools, and might just be more realistic than the UK government ’s £100bn“Operation Moonshoot” mass screening plan. Its name? Fido.Around the world – from theUK to Finland, Spain, Brazil, Lebanon andAustralia– teams of researchers are training dogs to sniff out Covid-19. And some say the idea of training hundre...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Dogs Animals Infectious diseases World news Microbiology Source Type: news

UK scientists begin study of how long Covid can survive in the air
Researchers will test length of time virus stays infectious in different climatic conditionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt is the question scientists around the world are trying to answer: how long can the coronavirus survive in the tiny aerosol particles we exhale? In a high-security lab near Bristol, entered through a series of airlock doors, scientists may be weeks from finding out.On Monday, they will start launching tiny droplets of live Sars-CoV-2 and levitating them between two electric rings to test how long the airborne virus remains infectious under different environmental co...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Linda Geddes Science correspondent Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science Infectious diseases Medical research UK news World news Source Type: news

Finland Uses Coronavirus-Sniffing Dogs at Airport Finland Uses Coronavirus-Sniffing Dogs at Airport
The 4-month pilot could determine whether COVID-detecting canines could be used as an affordable alternative for testing and help airport officials find infected travelers.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Comorbidity Indices in People With HIV and COVID-19 Outcomes Comorbidity Indices in People With HIV and COVID-19 Outcomes
Do comorbidities in people living with HIV place them at a higher risk for poorer COVID-19 outcomes?AIDS (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Monitoring approaches for health-care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Lancet Infectious Diseases
In this Personal View, the authors outline and discuss possible approaches to inform development of local policy related to health-care worker exposure and management during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children Have Better COVID Immune Response Than Adults Children Have Better COVID Immune Response Than Adults
Researchers found that children stayed in the hospital for shorter periods, needed ventilators less often, and had a lower death rate.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Risks, Characteristics and Outcomes by Age at HIV Diagnosis Risks, Characteristics and Outcomes by Age at HIV Diagnosis
What have we learned about the clinical features and outcomes of older individuals newly diagnosed with HIV?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Representative Urges Borno, the Last Polio Sanctuary, to Remain Vigilant Despite Certification
[WHO] Maiduguri -- The World Health Organization (WHO) Representative to Nigeria, Dr Walter Kazadi Mulombo has congratulated Borno, the last wild polio virus (WPV) sanctuary in Africa, for making Nigeria and Africa proud. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Supports Government to Integrate Covid-19 Case Finding Into TB Surveillance Activities
[WHO] Abuja -- "During a tuberculosis outreach in my community, one of the team members insisted I take a test as he said I already have symptoms. As I was about to undergo the test, the DSNOs suggested I also undergo a COVID-19 test because I was also displaying some of the symptoms," says 32 year old Janet Ishaya, reached through the TB intervention in Kaduna State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Boris Johnson is delaying the inevitable again – and watching as Covid-19 surges | Polly Toynbee
The prime minister ’s inadequate new measures are a product of his reckless nature. They endanger businesses – and livesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThere ’s so much deja vu, you have to pinch yourself. The difference in this particular version ofGroundhog Day is that Boris Johnson learns nothing from his mistakes. Last time, lockdown came too late, thousands of lives might have been saved and delay only prolonged the outbreak. Yesterday, Rishi Sunak said, “We must learn to live without fear”, as he cast thousands of furloughed workers on to the mercies of ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Polly Toynbee Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Boris Johnson Politics UK news Science Infectious diseases Medical research Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: France sees record new cases; virus may be becoming more contagious
Rio carnival postponed;US scientists believe virus is mutating, becoming more contagious but not more deadly;EU warns pandemic worse now than at the March peak in several member countries. Follow the latest updatesGlobal Covid report: Rio cancels Carnival for first time in a century as global deaths near 1mHelsinki airport enlists sniffer dogs to detect CovidCoronavirus continuing to mutate, study findsMarseille fury at Paris decree to shut its bars amid record case riseSee all our coronavirus coverage6.02amBSTAs the number of coronavirus deaths worldwide looked set to pass a million within days, Rio de Janeiro delayed its...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Global Covid report: Rio cancels Carnival for first time in a century as global deaths near 1m
Landmark event scrapped as Brazil suffers; EU warns pandemic worse now than in March peak for some; Israel further toughens restrictionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs the number of coronavirus deaths worldwide looked set to pass a million within days, Rio de Janeiro delayed its annual Carnival parade for the first time in a century because of Brazil ’s continued vulnerability in the pandemic.The global death toll passed 980,000 on Friday, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker. With the number of deaths confirmed daily averaging more than 5,000, it looks likely the tol...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan and agencies Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Brazil Infectious diseases Americas Israel Medical research Europe Source Type: news

Dealing with the global tsunami of mental health problems during and post COVID-19
(European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) In a special session addressing global mental health before, during and after the COVID-19 pandemic held at the ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID) Professor Vikram Patel H(arvard Medical School, USA) will present a new review of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global mental health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Shorter time from symptom onset to hospitalization is associated with worse outcome in patients with COVID-19
(European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) New research presented at this week's ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID, held online) shows that a shorter time from symptom onset to hospitalisation is associated with more serious disease and death in patients with COVID-19. The study is by Dr Annie Wong-Beringer and colleagues, University of Southern California (USC) School of Pharmacy, Los Angeles, CA, USA, and presented at ECCVID by co-author Amanda Chron. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Contact tracing study results recommend consistent wearing of masks, handwashing, and social distancing in public to protect against SARS-CoV-2 infection
(European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) A contact tracing study presented at this year's ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID) confirms the effectiveness of wearing of masks in public, handwashing, and social distancing to protect against SARS-CoV-2 infection. The study is by Assistant Professor Direk Limmathurotsakul, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, and Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, University of Oxford, UK, and colleagues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study demonstrates SARS-CoV-2 emergence was associated with a large drop in the circulation of other respiratory viruses during the first wave
(European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) Analysis of samples taken to test for respiratory viruses over the past five years suggests that the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 was associated with a large drop in circulation of other common respiratory viruses during the first wave. The study, presented at this week's ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID), is by Dr Stephen Poole, BRC Clinical Research Fellow from the Southampton NIHR BRC, Southampton, UK, and colleagues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adequate levels of vitamin D reduces complications, death among COVID-19 patients
(Boston University School of Medicine) Hospitalized COVID-19 patients who were vitamin D sufficient, with a blood level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D of at least 30 ng/mL (a measure of vitamin D status), had a significant decreased risk for adverse clinical outcomes including becoming unconscious, hypoxia (body starved for oxygen) and death. In addition, they had lower blood levels of an inflammatory marker (C-reactive protein) and higher blood levels of lymphocytes (a type of immune cell to help fight infection). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Lancet: First nationally representative estimate of COVID-19 seroprevalence in the U.S. suggests few in the population developed antibodies in the first wave
(The Lancet) The first cross-sectional, nation-wide analysis of more than 28,000 patients on dialysis in the U.S. found that fewer than 10% of U.S. adults had COVID-19 antibodies as of July 2020 and fewer than 10% were diagnosed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 infection among children, adolescents compared with adults
(JAMA Network) This systematic review and meta-analysis evaluates current evidence on the susceptibility to and transmission of SARS-CoV-2 among children and adolescents compared with adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Last-resort life support option helped majority of critically ill COVID-19 patients survive
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) It saved lives in past epidemics of lung-damaging viruses. Now, the life-support option known as ECMO appears to be doing the same for many of the critically ill COVID-19 patients who receive it. The 1,035 patients in a new international study faced a staggeringly high risk of death, as ventilators and other care failed to support their lungs. But after they were placed on ECMO, their actual death rate was less than 40%. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Criticism of COVID-19 models by democratic political leaders may erode public trust in science
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Criticisms of COVID-19 models by Democratic elites in May 2020 appeared to undermine public support for the models' use - and trust in science more broadly -- according to a series of survey experiments conducted with the participation of more than 6,000 Americans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Team assessing if dual-antibody injection prevents COVID-19 illness
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) A combination antibody treatment for preventing COVID-19 illness in individuals who have had sustained exposure to someone with the virus is being studied by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The clinical trial is enrolling patients at Harris Health System's Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

COVID-19 news from Annals of Internal Medicine
(American College of Physicians) More data needed before the National Institutes of Health COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel can recommend for or against convalescent plasma for the treatment of COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Faced with shortages, researchers combine heat and humidity to disinfect N95 masks
(DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory) They found that gently heating N95 masks in high relative humidity could inactivate SARS-CoV-2 virus trapped within the masks, without degrading the masks' performance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A new twist on public health tick surveillance
(University of Massachusetts Amherst) A University of Massachusetts Amherst infectious disease epidemiologist has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a new surveillance method to better identify specific locations with the highest risk for tick-borne disease transmission. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ultrapotent antibody mix blocks COVID-19 virus attachment
(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) A mix of ultrapotent antibodies from recovered COVID-19 patients has been shown to recognize and lock down the infection machinery of the pandemic coronavirus and keep it from entering cells. Each of the antibody types performs these overlapping tasks slightly differently. A low-dose of the antibodies protected against infection in animal studies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

3D printed nasal swabs work as well as commercial swabs for COVID-19 diagnostic testing
(University of South Florida (USF Health)) A multisite clinical trial led by the University of South Florida Health (USF Health) Morsani College of Medicine and its primary hospital affiliate Tampa General Hospital (TGH) provides the first evidence that 3D-printed alternative nasal swabs work as well for COVID-19 diagnostic testing as commercial synthetic flocked nasal swabs. Given the ongoing need for widespread COVID-19 testing, the researchers conclude that 3D printing technology offers a viable, cost-efficient option to address swab supply shortages. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Acutis Diagnostics Receives New York State Approval for Comprehensive...
Acutis Diagnostics continues the expansion of its infectious disease menu with the New York State Department of Health's approval of its Acutis Reveal™ Urinary Tract Infection molecular assay.(PRWeb September 25, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/acutis_diagnostics_receives_new_york_state_approval_for_comprehensive_urinary_tract_infection_assay/prweb17416432.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Authors Retract Paper on HPV Vaccine and Preterm Birth Authors Retract Paper on HPV Vaccine and Preterm Birth
The authors of a 2018 paper purporting to find that the HPV vaccine guards against preterm birth have retracted the article after discovering they made an error which could have masked the opposite effect.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

This is why Covid-19 could be life-threatening for some patients
“It looks like this virus has one big trick,” said Shane Crotty, a professor in the Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology in California. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Care of the Future 2020: An OHSU doctor on why Covid is a 'kick in the tush'
Those who work in the field of infectious diseases were not surprised by the pandemic. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Health Care of the Future 2020: An OHSU doctor on why Covid is a 'kick in the tush'
Those who work in the field of infectious diseases were not surprised by the pandemic. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Health Care of the Future 2020: Dr. Paul Cieslak, Oregon's medical director for Communicable Diseases
Dr. Paul Cieslak keeps a close watch on immunization rates and emerging infectious diseases. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Health Care of the Future 2020: Dr. Paul Cieslak, Oregon's medical director for Communicable Diseases
Dr. Paul Cieslak keeps a close watch on immunization rates and emerging infectious diseases. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

FDA OKs First Point-of-Care Antibody Test for COVID-19 FDA OKs First Point-of-Care Antibody Test for COVID-19
The Assure COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid Test Device can now be used in doctors'offices, hospitals, urgent care centers, and emergency departments to provide immediate results.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Trump ’ s Vaccine Czar Refuses to Give Up Stock in Drug Company Trump ’ s Vaccine Czar Refuses to Give Up Stock in Drug Company
The administration calls Moncef Slaoui, who leads its vaccine race, a"contractor" to sidestep rules against personally profiting from government positions.ProPublica (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Positive About Flying? Airlines Look to COVID Tests That Give Results in Minutes Positive About Flying? Airlines Look to COVID Tests That Give Results in Minutes
European airlines are pinning hopes on pre-flight COVID-19 tests that deliver results as fast as pregnancy tests to help restore passengers'confidence in taking to the skies in confined spaces with shared air.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

We won't beat Covid by channelling Churchill | Letters
Boris Johnson ’s Churchillian language does not impressRichard Teverson, whileKatherine Arnott dismisses the prime minister ’s appeal to people’s common sense. Plus letters fromPatrick Cosgrove andDavid Boyd HaycockI, like so many others, am slack-jawed at the incompetence of this government ’s response to Covid. Our death rate is terrible and the continued mixed messages from “go to work as you are less likely to be sacked if you are in the office/don’t go to work” and “eat out to help out/don’t eat out, certainly not after 10pm” have exhausted the public and mak...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Boris Johnson Dominic Cummings Winston Churchill Medical research Politics Microbiology UK news World news Science Michael Gove Brexit Australia news New Zealand Asia Pacific Europea Source Type: news

Fauci Pushes Back on Herd Immunity at Senate Hearing Fauci Pushes Back on Herd Immunity at Senate Hearing
Federal officials, including Fauci, and the FDA and CDC chiefs, also sought to reassure senators and the American public that any COVID-19 vaccine approved for US distribution will be safe.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Coronavirus continuing to mutate, study finds, as US cases rise
Experts believe virus is probably becoming more contagious but US study did not find mutations made it more lethal The Covid-19 virus is continuing to mutate throughout the course of the pandemic, with experts believing it is probably becoming more contagious, as coronavirus cases in the US have started to rise once again, according to new research.The new US study analyzed 5,000 genetic sequences of the virus, which has continued to mutate as it has spread through the population. The study did not find that mutations of the virus have made it more lethal or changed its effects, even as it may be becoming easier to catch, ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Lauren Aratani in New York Tags: Coronavirus outbreak US news Infectious diseases Science Medical research World news Source Type: news

OB/GYN Resident on ECMO for COVID-19 Dies at 28 OB/GYN Resident on ECMO for COVID-19 Dies at 28
Hospitalized for 2 months in Houston, she developed a massive intracranial hemorrhage and died hours later. Family and colleagues remember her passion and courage.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

NIH Expands Clinical Trials on Convalescent Plasma NIH Expands Clinical Trials on Convalescent Plasma
"The evidence on convalescent plasma as a treatment for severe cases of COVID-19 is promising but incomplete," said Francis S. Collins, MD, director of the National Institutes of Health.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Children ’ s Share of COVID-19 Burden Continues to Increase Children ’ s Share of COVID-19 Burden Continues to Increase
The 38,516 child cases reported during the week ending September 17 bring the cumulative number to 587,948, which is 10.3% of all COVID-19 cases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Battle Rages Inside Hospitals Over How COVID Strikes and Kills Battle Rages Inside Hospitals Over How COVID Strikes and Kills
Front-line health care workers are locked in a heated dispute with many infection control specialists and hospital administrators over how the novel coronavirus is spread.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Covid-19: is it possible to predict how sick someone could get? – podcast
Nine months in, and with over 30 million people having been infected with Covid-19, we now know some of the main factors that put people at higher risk of a severe case of the disease, such as age and having other health problems. But there is still a lot to learn about why some people, and not others, become very ill from catching Sars-CoV-2.Nicola Davis takes a look at the researchers attempting to rapidly work out how to predict who is going to get very sickContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Nicola Davis and produced by Madeleine Finlay Tags: Science Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Biology Source Type: news

UK Covid-19 vaccine trial set to infect healthy volunteers with virus
Researchers hope to begin world ’s first human challenge trials at east London quarantine facility in JanuaryCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHealthy volunteers in the UK could soon be deliberately infected with coronavirus in the world ’s first human challenge trial to find out which Covid vaccines work.Government-funded studies, which it is believed will be announced next week, could begin in January in London,the Financial Times has reported. Volunteers exposed to Covid-19 would be closely monitored in strict quarantine for as long as a month.Continue reading... (Source: Guar...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Amy Walker and Sarah Boseley Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Vaccines and immunisation UK news Infectious diseases Science Medical research Health Source Type: news

Public health officials call for tighter restrictions, warn COVID-19 could spiral out of control
Infectious disease experts say Canadian health authorities must tighten restrictions again or hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 will increase exponentially in the coming weeks. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

East Africa: People With This Blood Type Are Unlikely to Get Malaria
[Nation] The war against malaria just received a shot in the arm after new research should the potential a rare blood group could hold. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Covid-19 and Malaria - How Surveillance Systems Can Adapt to Fight Both
[Malaria Consortium] When COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by WHO in March 2020, governments and organisations involved in the prevention and control of malaria had a choice to make - divert their attention from the diagnosis, control and prevention of malaria to that of COVID-19, or leverage the existing surveillance systems to fight both as effectively as possible. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news