20% of US COVID-19 Deaths Were Young Adults 20% of US COVID-19 Deaths Were Young Adults
The expectation has been that older adults are most vulnerable to COVID-19, but a study from the CDC analyzing cases from February 12 to March 16 showed that 20% of deaths were persons aged 20-44.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

20% of US COVID-19 Deaths Were Aged 20-64 20% of US COVID-19 Deaths Were Aged 20-64
A study from the CDC on cases between February 12 and March 16 also showed that patients aged 20 to 44 appeared to be at higher risk for hospitalization and ICU admission.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

20% of US COVID-19 Deaths Were Ages 20-64 20% of US COVID-19 Deaths Were Ages 20-64
The expectation has been that older adults are most vulnerable to COVID-19, but a study from the CDC analyzing cases from February 12 to March 16 showed that 20% of deaths were persons aged 20-44.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

' Larger Than Life' Pathologist Stephen Schwartz Dies of COVID-19'Larger Than Life' Pathologist Stephen Schwartz Dies of COVID-19
Dr Schwartz was a pioneer in the field of vascular biology and a longtime professor of pathology at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

' Larger Than Life' Physician Stephen Schwartz Dies of COVID-19'Larger Than Life' Physician Stephen Schwartz Dies of COVID-19
Dr Schwartz was a pioneer in the field of vascular biology and a longtime professor of pathology at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 19, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

WHO Says Testing, Tracing Must Be'Backbone' of COVID-19 Response WHO Says Testing, Tracing Must Be'Backbone' of COVID-19 Response
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 19, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

3 Ways Our Tools and Teams around the World Are Combatting COVID-19
By The Editorial Team, IntraHealth InternationalMarch 19, 2020It’s a whole new world for many of us this week.The US-based staff atIntraHealth International are working from home, conducting all our meetings online, and working fast to adapt our programs to help address the COVID-19 pandemic.For 40 years, we’ve known that frontline health workers are every country's first line in detecting, reporting, and responding to emerging threats. That's why we train and equip local health workers on disease surveillance and response, infection prevention, occupational safety and health, and much more. That’s why ...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Infectious Diseases Digital Health Human Resources Management Global health security Source Type: news

ID Specialist Diagnosed With COVID-19 in'Ironic Twist'ID Specialist Diagnosed With COVID-19 in'Ironic Twist '
The Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections went virtual last week to prevent the spread of coronavirus, but one of the organizers was diagnosed with it after the move.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Will Test Medical Supply Stocks, Fauci Says COVID-19 Will Test Medical Supply Stocks, Fauci Says
The director of the National Institute of Allergy& Infectious Diseases said shortages in personal protective equipment are forcing tough choices in some areas. He also urged resolve rather than panic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

WHO Calls for Ramping Up of Medical Supplies to Fight Coronavirus WHO Calls for Ramping Up of Medical Supplies to Fight Coronavirus
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 19, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

U.S. Health Agency to Fund Mesa Biotech's Coronavirus Diagnostic Test U.S. Health Agency to Fund Mesa Biotech's Coronavirus Diagnostic Test
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - March 19, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The UK government's woeful response to the coronavirus outbreak | Letters
Guardian readers lament Boris Johnson ’s failure to grasp the scale of the crisis, which was foreshadowed by cuts to the NHS and public servicesI could not agree more with Richard Horton (Scientists have been sounding the alarm on coronavirus for months. Why did Britain fail to act?, 18 March). Watching from 6,000 miles away and on the other side of the coronavirus curve, the British government ’s actions over the last week have been almost impossible to take in.Thousands, tens of thousands, or hundreds of thousands of deaths predicted in the UK? South Korea, China, Japan, and Taiwan have a combined population ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 19, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news Politics Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Boris Johnson Conservatives Austerity NHS Source Type: news

Cannes film festival postpones 2020 edition over coronavirus restrictions
France ’s premier event will not go ahead in its traditional May slot after government measures forced its handThe Cannes film festival has postponed this year ’s edition, it has announced.The festival made the news public on Thursday, saying that “several options are considered in order to preserve its running” – its preferred one being a shift of the festival to the end of June. The festival’s management added: “As soon as the development of the French and international health situation will allow us to assess the real possibility , we will make our decision known.”Continue...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Pulver Tags: Cannes 2020 Cannes film festival Coronavirus outbreak France World news Science Infectious diseases Medical research Festivals Culture Europe Microbiology Source Type: news

Japan Uses Just a Fraction of Its Coronavirus Testing Capacity Japan Uses Just a Fraction of Its Coronavirus Testing Capacity
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - March 19, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

No Coronavirus Party: U.S. Spring Break Destinations Crack Down on Revelers No Coronavirus Party: U.S. Spring Break Destinations Crack Down on Revelers
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 19, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Italy becomes country with most coronavirus deaths
Rome announces 427 new fatalities as lockdown measures are extended in FranceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageItaly ’s death toll from the coronavirus has overtaken China’s as authorities in Rome announced 427 new fatalities in the past 24 hours, taking the country’s total to 3,405 – more than the 3,245 recorded in China, where the outbreak began late last year.As European governments struggle to contain the rapidly spreading epidemic and China, for the first time, reported no new cases, the Civil Protection Agency said on Thursday that the total number of infections...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jon Henley, Europe correspondent, and Kim Willsher Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science World news Europe France Italy UK news Germany Spain Source Type: news

What are the prospects for a Covid-19 treatment?
Guardian science journalists pick out the most promising drugs and look at the evidence that they could workCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageChloroquine is a cheap, widely available drug that has been routinely used since 1945 against malaria and other conditions and can be safely taken by pregnant women and children.Lab studies found the antiviral drug was effective against the coronavirus, at least in a petri dish, and results from a small French study in 24 patients, announced this week, suggested that it could quicken recovery.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin and Ian Sample Tags: Medical research Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science World news World Health Organization Sars Microbiology Society Source Type: news

Five COVID Response Insights for Digital Development Practitioners
This article was originally published onICTWorks.org on March 13, 2020.  (Source: IntraHealth International)
Source: IntraHealth International - March 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Infectious Diseases Digital Health Source Type: news

Tunisia: COVID-19 - First Patient Leaves Hospital After Full Recovery
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Sousse/Tunisia -The first patient who tested positive for the Covid-19 recovered and was discharged, said Head of the Infectious Diseases Service at Farhat Hached teaching hospital Amel Letaief. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: HIV Patients Raise Concerns On Coronavirus
[Nation] A section of people living with HIV and Aids have called on the government to make urgent interventions to safeguard them from adverse effects of coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Global Epidemiology of Tuberculosis and Progress Toward Meeting Global Targets - Worldwide, 2018
Worldwide, tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death from a single infectious disease and is especially deadly for persons living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Although recent trends point to modest progress towards global TB targets, more focus and commitment is needed to find, cure, and prevent TB. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 19, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Coronavirus [CoV] Healthcare Hospitalization rates MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Older Adult's Health TB and HIV Coinfection TB Data Statistics Tuberculosis (TB) Long-term Care COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease 2019 Source Type: news

Police and health officials to get powers to detain under UK coronavirus bill
Bill allows police and officials to order anyone believed to be infected to undergo testingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePolice, public health and immigration officers will be able to detain people suspected of having Covid-19 and exact £1,000 fines for refusing tests under emergency powers rolled out by the UK government.The guidance detailed in the coronavirus bill allows public health officers to order someone believed to be infected to undergo screening and testing within 14 days. They will be required to provide biological samples and disclose their travel history.Continue rea...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Kate Proctor, Peter Walker and Rajeev Syal Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Politics Infectious diseases Science UK news Human rights Law Police Health Society Source Type: news

To Stop Coronavirus, Here's a Guide to Social Distancing To Stop Coronavirus, Here's a Guide to Social Distancing
Experts say the most important goal is to slow the spread of coronavirus so that the number of people who need medical attention doesn't overwhelm hospitals. That's where'social distancing'comes in.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Coronavirus means difficult, life-changing decisions for me and my cancer patients
How do we choose between under-treating vulnerable cancer patients and potentially exposing them to Covid-19?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe way we treat cancer over the next few months will change enormously. As oncologists, we will have to find a tenuous balance between under-treating people with cancer, resulting in more deaths from the disease in the medium to long term, and increasing deaths from Covid-19 in a vulnerable patient population. Alongside our patients we will have to make difficult decisions regarding treatments, with only low-quality evidence to guide us.The evidence ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Gossage Tags: Cancer Society Health Society Professionals NHS Doctors Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Source Type: news

Why Can the Utah Jazz Get Coronavirus Testing, But I Can ’t?
On Tuesday, March 17 the Brooklyn Nets reported that four of the team’s players had been diagnosed with COVID-19: Kevin Durant was one of them. (He said he’s doing fine). Most Los Angeles Lakers players were reportedly tested for COVID-19 on Wednesday. The traveling party for the Toronto Raptors was tested last week: the results came up negative. Also last week, Utah Jazz All-Star Rudy Gobert received a positive diagnosis in Oklahoma City: Oklahoma health officials then scrambled to test 58 Utah players, coaches, staff and associates at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, where the Oklahoma City Thunder play home game...
Source: TIME: Health - March 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sean Gregory Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier tests positive
Hubei reports no new cases while Australia and New Zealand announce border closures and Japan ’s deputy PM calls Olympics ‘cursed’Coronavirus latest: at a glanceFollow our UK coronavirus live blogSee all our coronavirus coverageShare your experiences11.50amGMTIran, which has the third-largest national outbreak of coronavirus, has just announced another big increase in cases.Authorities say they have detected 1,046 new cases in the past day, bringing the total to 18,407. It registered 149 deaths in the past 24 hours, out of a total 1,284.Daily death tolls in Iran have started increasing by more than 100 si...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Matthew Weaver (now) Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Europe Africa Middle East and North Africa UK news Australia news US news Asia Pacific Infectious diseases World news Science Source Type: news

Will coronavirus lead to drug shortages for the NHS? | Andrew Hill
The global pandemic is exposing Britain ’s dangerous reliance on imported medicinesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe coronavirus pandemic has increased the risk of shortages of several essential medicines. Raw materials for many key drugs, such as antibiotics and statins, are manufactured in China, where factories have been disrupted by efforts to contain the virus. Will this mean shortages for the NHS?The drug supply chain relies on what are known as “active pharmaceutical ingredients” – the basic molecules used to make drugs. These raw materials are manufactured...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Hill Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Pharmaceuticals industry Drugs UK news World news Medical research Science Business Source Type: news

Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should I see a doctor?
What are the symptoms caused by the new coronavirus, how does it spread, and should you call 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 come from animals. The World Health Organisation has declared it a pandemic.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 19, 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

Nigeria: Nigeria Needs N85.34b to Tackle Tuberculosis, Says Stop TB
[This Day] A tuberculosis eradication campaign organisation, Stop TB Partnership Nigeria, has said that Nigeria needed an estimated N85.34bn to control the disease and treat 429,000 new cases recorded from 2019 till date. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus is a political problem, not just a health problem. Remember that when you vote | Kelly Candaele
There ’s a connection between America’s lack of commitment to collective wellbeing and the social disaster we suffer in times of crisisI don ’t know if I have had the coronavirus (Covid-19). What I do know is that I developed pneumonia two weeks after returning to Los Angeles in early February from a visit with my wife’s family in northern Italy.Related:Italy records its deadliest day of coronavirus outbreak with 475 deathsContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Kelly Candaele Tags: Coronavirus outbreak US politics Health Society Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Record High Flu Hospitalization Rates for Young Kids, Young Adults Record High Flu Hospitalization Rates for Young Kids, Young Adults
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, influenza-related hospitalization rates are the highest on record for children younger than 5 years and adults aged 18 to 49 years, the CDC reports.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - March 19, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases 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 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Se án Clarke and Pablo Gutiérrez Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news UK news Source Type: news

Rapid Diagnostics Firm Secures Financing Amid Covid-19 Crisis
It might seem like the world has slowed down to a crawl amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but there are still some companies out there raising money. E25Bio is one of those companies – bringing in $2 million in funding from Khosla Ventures. The Cambridge, MA-based company develops technology for rapid diagnosis of dangerous infectious diseases such as dengue, zika, and now COVID-19. Financing will go toward research and development, clinical studies, and scaling the company’s launch for diagnostic tests upon receiving Emergency Use Authorization approval. E25Bio’...
Source: MDDI - March 19, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Africa: Why the Elimination of Malaria Needs Much Greater Involvement of Women
[The Conversation Africa] I was born and bred in the western part of Kenya, an area endemic of malaria. I have been sick from malaria not once, not twice, but more times than I can count. In my village, outbreaks were normal - the entire village would get sick, especially after the rains. I watched many people die, including classmates, relatives and even my own family members. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus has made things crazy and scary and they were already crazy and scary before! | First Dog on the Moon
Oh my goodness this virus seems to be all anyone talks aboutSign up here to get an email whenever First Dog cartoons are publishedGet all your needs met at the First Dog shop if what you need is First Dog merchandise and printsContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: First Dog on the Moon Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Climate change Source Type: news

Roche initiates Phase III clinical trial of Actemra/RoActemra in hospitalised patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia
Basel, 19 March 2020- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced   we are working with the Food& Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase III clinical trial in collaboration with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), a part of the US Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Actemra ®/RoActemra® (tocilizumab) plus standard of care in hospitalised adult patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia compared to placebo plus standard o...
Source: Roche Media News - March 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HIV Testing Underused for Adolescents With Acute STIs HIV Testing Underused for Adolescents With Acute STIs
Adolescents with acute sexually transmitted infections (STIs) commonly do not undergo guideline-recommended HIV testing, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Daily: Reducing the Fear, Physicians in ICU, Mortality Risks COVID-19 Daily: Reducing the Fear, Physicians in ICU, Mortality Risks
These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Covid-19: how effective is social distancing?
Ian Sample speaks toProf Deirdre Hollingsworth about social distancing. What is it? How might it help toflatten the curve? And what are some of the big unknowns when it comes to predicting how effective it might be?Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Ian Sample and produced by Max Sanderson Tags: Science Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Source Type: news

Frequently Asked Questions about Laboratory Biosafety and SARS-CoV-2
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 3/19/2020. This web page provides answers to frequently asked questions about laboratory biosafety and COVID-19, with questions in categories of Specimen Handling, and Specimen Packing and Shipping. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CDC Private Sector Partner Call for COVID-19
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 3/19/2020. This 30-minute conference call provides a situational update of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) epidemic for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) partners, including members of the private sector, public health organizations, universities, and clinical societies. The speaker answers questions related to social distancing, the epidemiology curve of this pandemic, whether or not people should wear masks, and other topics. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Taking Advantage of the 15-Day Pause to Slow the Spread of COVID-19: Considerations for State and Local Community Leaders
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 3/19/2020. While every community is unique and experiencing varying levels of community transmission of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the 15-day pause presents the entire country with an opportunity to assess how prepared communities are, and to take steps to implement actions designed to slow and limit the spread of COVID-19. This web page details steps every sector can take during the 15-day pause to plan as One Community, and the need to coordinate a community-wide strategy. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

National Academies Rapid Expert Consultation on COVID-19 Pandemic Social Distancing
Source: National Academies Press (NAP). Published: 3/19/2020. In response to a request from the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a standing committee of experts to help inform OSTP on critical science and policy issues related to emerging infectious diseases and other public health threats. This 26-page document provides feedback on questions about the effectiveness and costs of social distancing measures in contending with COVID-19. The standing committee includes approximately 15 members with expertise in emerging infectious diseases, ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wiley's COVID-19 research freely available in publicly funded archives
(Wiley) John Wiley and Sons Inc. (NYSE: JW-A) (NYSE: JW-B), a global leader in research and education, is making all current and future research content and data on the COVID-19 Resource Site available to PubMed Central, the archive of biomedical and life science at the US National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Milken Institute launches COVID-19 treatment and vaccine tracker
(Milken Institute) The Milken Institute launches a resource to help researchers, government officials, and the public track progress in the development of treatments and vaccines for COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Portable AI device turns coughing sounds into health data for flu and pandemic forecasting
(University of Massachusetts Amherst) University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers have invented a portable surveillance device powered by machine learning - called FluSense - which can detect coughing and crowd size in real time, then analyze the data to directly monitor flu-like illnesses and influenza trends. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Public health leadership paramount to emerging coronavirus pandemic
(Florida Atlantic University) In the 1960s, public health officials led the US and worldwide efforts that resulted in smallpox becoming the first human disease ever eradicated from the face of the earth. Researchers say appropriate concerns and not fear should play a major role in the emerging coronavirus pandemic, and public health efforts should focus on public health issues, not political or economic considerations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Graphene underpins a new platform to selectively ID deadly strains of bacteria
(Boston College) A team led by Boston College researchers has developed a prototype sensor that uses an atom-deep sheet of graphene and peptides to rapidly reveal which bacterial species is in a sample and whether it is antibiotic resistant. The graphene field effect transistor (G-FET) achieved single-cell resolution and a 5-minute detection time, which could lead to more accurate targeting of infections with appropriate antibiotics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New research shows promise to treat female group A streptococcus genital tract infections
(Elsevier) Puerperal sepsis, also known as childbed fever, is the leading cause of maternal deaths. In this novel study in The American Journal of Pathology, published by Elsevier, scientists report on the discovery of group A streptococcus (GAS) surface proteins involved in female reproductive tract infections such as puerperal sepsis that may pave the way to developing vaccines and more effective treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Australian Researchers Map Immune Response to Coronavirus Australian Researchers Map Immune Response to Coronavirus
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 19, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news