Silver lining? Cases of infectious diseases plunge amid anti-COVID-19 measures
Lockdowns and other tough measures implemented to fight the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a dramatic decline in other infectious illnesses such as influenza and sexually transmitted infections, public health data suggest. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

The List of Retracted COVID-19 Papers Is up to 33 The List of Retracted COVID-19 Papers Is up to 33
The Korean Journal of Anesthesiology has retracted an article it published last month on ventilating COVID patients because it was nearly identical to one that had appeared in a different journal.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Experts: Crackdowns on COVID Rule Breakers Harmful Experts: Crackdowns on COVID Rule Breakers Harmful
Some public health experts warn that these heavy-handed tactics don't work and may damage the pandemic response.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

UK coronavirus: Boris Johnson says 'second wave coming in' and warns measures may be intensified – as it happened
PM warns it is ‘inevitable’coronavirus will hit UK again; R number increases tobetween 1.1 and 1.4;4,322 new cases recorded. This live blog is now closed: pleasefollow the global coronavirus live blog for updatesUK entering second wave of coronavirus, Boris Johnson warnsStricter restrictions imposed in Lancashire, Merseyside and WarringtonTest and trace: how does UK compare with other countries?6.46pmBSTThat ’s it from the UK blog for today. But you can follow our global coronavirus blog here -Related:Coronavirus live news: Iran in grip of 'third wave' of pandemic; Covid-related deaths in France on the ri...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nadeem Badshah, Aamna Mohdin and Amelia Hill Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Politics Infectious diseases Science UK news Medical research Boris Johnson Matt Hancock Source Type: news

Lack of UK airport tests aiding Covid-19 spread, scientists warn
Sage experts say poor quarantine compliance is also bringing virus into countryCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGovernment scientists have warned of a “developing situation” over people bringing coronavirus into the UK after travelling abroad and returning home without being tested.People who travel overseas are required to quarantine for two weeks on their return unless they have visited a country on the official list of nations considered low risk for Covid-19.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Health Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science UK news Source Type: news

Pfizer Vaccine Trial Bets on Early Win Against Coronavirus, Documents Show Pfizer Vaccine Trial Bets on Early Win Against Coronavirus, Documents Show
Pfizer is betting that its coronavirus vaccine candidate will show clear evidence of effectiveness early in its clinical trial, according to the company and internal documents reviewed by Reuters that describe how the trial is being run.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

France Won't Buy Vaccines Through WHO's COVAX Scheme: Ministry Source France Won't Buy Vaccines Through WHO's COVAX Scheme: Ministry Source
France will provide funding for an initiative led by the World Health Organization to buy potential COVID-19 vaccines, but will not source shots through the programme.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Latin American Nations Seek More Time to Join WHO Vaccine Plan Latin American Nations Seek More Time to Join WHO Vaccine Plan
Several Latin American countries have informed the World Health Organization (WHO) they intend to request more time to sign up for its global COVID-19 vaccine allocation plan known as COVAX.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Takeda-Led COVID-19 Plasma Product to Begin Trial This Month Takeda-Led COVID-19 Plasma Product to Begin Trial This Month
An experimental COVID-19 therapy using blood plasma, developed by Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Co and its partners, is scheduled to begin a late-stage clinical trial after initial delays.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Silicon Valley Startup Visby's Portable COVID-19 Test Gets FDA Approval Silicon Valley Startup Visby's Portable COVID-19 Test Gets FDA Approval
Silicon Valley medical equipment startup Visby Medical has received Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA for a portable PCR COVID-19 test kit, the first company to do so, according to the FDA on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Moderna to Seek Limited Emergency Use of COVID-19 Vaccine if Data Shows High Efficacy Moderna to Seek Limited Emergency Use of COVID-19 Vaccine if Data Shows High Efficacy
If Moderna Inc's COVID-19 vaccine proves to be at least 70% effective, the company plans to seek emergency authorization for its use in high-risk groups, the company's chief executive told Reuters.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Burned Out and Abused: French COVID-19 Testers Strike Over Work Conditions Burned Out and Abused: French COVID-19 Testers Strike Over Work Conditions
Hundreds of workers at COVID-19 laboratories in France went on strike on Thursday, a trade union said, angry over poor working conditions as the coronavirus testing system buckles under huge demand.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 RNA in Plasma Linked to COVID-19 ICU Admission, Death SARS-CoV-2 RNA in Plasma Linked to COVID-19 ICU Admission, Death
SARS-CoV-2 RNA in plasma was associated with intensive care unit (ICU) admission and mortality in a single-center study of patients hospitalized with COVID-19.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Multidrug Resistance Common in Hospitalized Adults With HIV in Malawi Multidrug Resistance Common in Hospitalized Adults With HIV in Malawi
HIV-1 multidrug resistance is common and is associated with increased mortality among adults hospitalized with HIV infection in Malawi, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Pneumothorax Possible With COVID-19 Infection Pneumothorax Possible With COVID-19 Infection
About one in 100 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 develops pneumothorax, according to what is believed to be the largest case series to date.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Rate of Dyslipidemia Higher Among Women Living With HIV Rate of Dyslipidemia Higher Among Women Living With HIV
A new study provides insight into the prevalence of dyslipidemia among women with HIV.HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

South Africa: Some TB Patients Still Required to Take Pills in Front of Witnesses
[spotlight] Completing the six months of treatment for standard drug-susceptible tuberculosis (DS-TB) can be hard. Apart from side effects associated with the medicines, people may feel better after a month or two and be tempted to stop taking the treatment. Maintaining treatment adherence is even harder for drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) since the medicines have more serious side effects and treatment can last as long as two years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UK coronavirus live: R number increases to between 1.1 and 1.4; Welsh leader slams 'vacancy at heart of UK'
New infectionsgrowing by 2% to 7% daily;Mark Drakeford has had one talk with PM since May; Scotland given‘advance notice of hard decisions’Stricter restrictions imposed in Lancashire, Merseyside and Warrington‘Circuit break’ plans for England to prevent new lockdownTest and trace: how does UK compare with other countries?London New Year ’s Eve fireworks cancelled, says Sadiq KhanGlobal coronavirus updates – live3.28pmBSTTrain operators and the government are locked in talks to extend the£3.5bn rescue deal that kept the railways running through the pandemic, which is due to expire o...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Aamna Mohdin (now) and Amelia Hill (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Politics Infectious diseases Science UK news Medical research Boris Johnson Matt Hancock Source Type: news

Q & A: what the new Covid rules mean for north-west England and Yorkshire
What are the new restrictions coming in on Tuesday and whom do they apply to?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTougher coronavirus restrictions have been announced in large parts ofnorth-west England, West Yorkshire and the Midlands from Tuesday, as the UK health secretary, Matt Hancock, refused to rule out a national lockdown in the face of surging infections.But with specific rules already in place in many parts of the country, understanding local lockdowns has become increasingly difficult. Here we break down what the new restrictions are and who they apply to.Continue reading... (Source:...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Amy Walker and Nazia Parveen Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Roche receives positive CHMP opinion for Tecentriq in combination with Avastin for the treatment of people with the most common form of liver cancer
Basel, 18 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Medicines Agency ’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended the approval of Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) in combination with Avastin® (bevacizumab) for the treatment of adult patients with advanced or unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who have not received prior systemi c therapy. Based on this recommendation, a final decision regarding approval of Tecentriq in combination with Avastin in this disease setting, along with the full details of the approved indication, is expe...
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche receives positive CHMP opinion for Tecentriq in combination with Avastin for the treatment of people with the most common form of liver cancer
Basel, 18 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Medicines Agency ’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended the approval of Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) in combination with Avastin® (bevacizumab) for the treatment of adult patients with advanced or unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who have not received prior systemi c therapy. Based on this recommendation, a final decision regarding approval of Tecentriq in combination with Avastin in this disease setting, along with the full details of the approved indication, is expe...
Source: Roche Media News - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mutant virus: should we be worried that Sars-CoV-2 is changing?
Scientists tracking the virus have uncovered a major mutation, but it may not be as scary as it soundsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScientists have had eyes on Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, since the beginning of this pandemic.They can see it is evolving, but it is happening at a glacial pace compared with two other viruses with pandemic potential: those that cause flu and Aids. That is good news for efforts to develop vaccines and treatments, but scientists remain wary that anything could still happen.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Laura Spinney Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Vaccines and immunisation Health Source Type: news

Citizens group demands investigation into Fauci, NIAID for conspiring with communist China over development of coronavirus bioweapon
(Natural News) Retired U.S. Army Reserve Col. Lawrence Sellin (Ret.) has penned an article calling for a full investigation into the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), its leader Anthony Fauci, and the communist Chinese regime, as it appears the three conspired to unleash the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) into the world. Writing for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yes, Fauci and Gates do have ties to COVID-19 vaccine maker
(Natural News) n September 11, USA Today published an article with a headline declaring, “Fact check: Fauci, Gates, Epstein and Soros have no ties to drug company Moderna”. (Article republished from JeremyRHammond.com) But that headline was false. Both Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) and member of the White House... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is the UK government ready for a Covid winter?
A scientific report in July made several recommendations to avoid a resurgence. We look at the government responseIn mid-July,an Academy of Medical Sciences report urged the government to use the remainder of the summer to prepare for a second wave of coronavirus during the winter.Commissioned by the government ’s chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, the 79-page study warned that a resurgence of the virus had thepotential to killup to 120,000 hospital patients in a worst-case scenario.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Haroon Siddique Tags: Health policy Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Politics Science Society UK news Hospitals NHS Social care Care workers Nursing Doctors Source Type: news

Malawi: Chikwawa Diocese Launches Project to Prevent New HIV Infections Among Children
[Nyasa Times] Chikwawa Diocese of the catholic Church, through its Social Services Directorate, has launched an HIV project to prevent new infections among children in the district. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Viruses That Come to Stay Viruses That Come to Stay
Some linger in the body for a lifetime. The one causing Covid-19 probably isn't one of them, but it and others can create mischief long after the immune system appears to have banished them.Knowable Magazine (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Queensland to reopen border to ACT
NSW, WA and Qld to raise cap on international arrivals; Victoria reports 45 new cases and five deaths and NSW reports six cases; Queensland to reopen ACT border from 25 September. This blog is now closedFollow our global coronavirus live blogFlight caps fight looms at national cabinet as Morrison pledges pandemic health funding‘A moment of cheer’: 100-year-old Victorian man leaves hospital after surviving coronavirus fight‘I volunteered to be a human guinea pig for a Covid vaccine. Now I’m having second thoughts’10.03amBSTThat ’s it for our live coverage of the coronavirus and other big ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Graham Readfearn (now), and Naaman Zhou and Calla Wahlquist (earlier) Tags: Australia news Coronavirus outbreak Scott Morrison New South Wales Infectious diseases Science Australian politics Victoria Queensland politics Source Type: news

Van Morrison criticises 'fascist bullies' in anti-lockdown Covid songs
Songwriter uses new material to condemn UK government, scientists and celebritiesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageVan Morrison has described the British government as “fascist bullies disturbing our peace” in one of three new tracks he has written to protest against safety measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.On No More Lockdown, Morrison sings:Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Laura Snapes Tags: Van Morrison Coronavirus outbreak Health policy Music Culture Infectious diseases Science Northern Ireland UK news Politics Society Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
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Source: Springer Medicine titles - September 18, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: Intensive / Critical Care Medicine Source Type: news

Nigeria: About 900,000 People Living With HIV/Aids Unaccounted for - Group
[Premium Times] "Out of the 1.9 million people living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, about 900,000 are yet to show up for treatment and are currently unaccounted for" (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Roche launches new quantitative antibody test to measure SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, to support the evaluation of vaccines
Basel, 18 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced the launch of its Elecsys ® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 S antibody test for markets accepting the CE Mark. Roche has filed for Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 serology test can be used to quantitatively measure antibodies in people who have been exposed to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and can play an important part in characterising a vaccine-induced immune response.1 Specifically, the test targets antibodies which are directed against the ...
Source: Roche Media News - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche launches new quantitative antibody test to measure SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, to support the evaluation of vaccines
Basel, 18 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced the launch of its Elecsys ® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 S antibody test for markets accepting the CE Mark. Roche has filed for Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 serology test can be used to quantitatively measure antibodies in people who have been exposed to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and can play an important part in characterising a vaccine-induced immune response.1 Specifically, the test targets antibodies which are directed against the ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Melbourne life during coronavirus: share your photos of the highs and lows of 2020
Lopsided sourdough, cupboards full of toilet paper, or matching trackpants. What does your Australia 2020 scrapbook look like?There will be, for most of us living in Melbourne, no holiday snaps to memorialise this year. No big weddings. No gathering of old friends at the comedy festival. Instead our lives, for much of the past six months, have been spent inside our homes and nodding politely to our neighbours on the same daily walk.Our scrapbook of the year would contain recipes for sourdough, reminders to never make sourdough again, homemade mask patterns and, for a few glorious weeks in May and June, an awkward photo of ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Calla Wahlquist Tags: Australia news Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Microbiology Melbourne Victoria Source Type: news

Removal of a gene could render lethal poxviruses harmless
(University of Surrey) The removal of one gene renders poxviruses - a lethal family of viral infections that are known to spread from animals to humans - harmless, a new study in the journal Science Advances reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Knowledge gained, questions remain on severe COVID-19 infections
(JAMA Network) Authors of this editorial   review the evidence for the management of patients with the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) that may apply to patients with severe COVID-19, what has been learned about treatment of these patients, and the gaps in knowledge that remain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mental health in times of the pandemic
(Leopoldina) In May 2020, the United Nations warned that the COVID-19 pandemic has the seeds of a major mental health crisis if action is not taken. International experts will discuss this topic at an English-language virtual panel discussion jointly organized by the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Academy of Science of South Africa on Monday, September 28, 2020, 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. CEST. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Confidence in the authorities' handling of COVID-19 provides good mental health
(UiT The Arctic University of Norway) How did you react in March, when the country went into lock-down due to the coronavirus? Psychology experts at UiT The Arctic University of Norway have studied our reaction patterns and mental health in this one of a kind global crisis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Most homemade masks are doing a great job, even when we sneeze, study finds
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau) Studies indicate that homemade masks help combat the spread of viruses like COVID-19 when combined with frequent hand-washing and physical distancing. Many of these studies focus on the transfer of tiny aerosol particles; however, researchers say that speaking, coughing and sneezing generates larger droplets that carry virus particles. Because of this, mechanical engineer Taher Saif said the established knowledge may not be enough to determine the effectiveness of some fabrics used in homemade masks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mosquito-borne viruses linked to stroke
(University of Liverpool) A deadly combination of two mosquito-borne viruses may be a trigger for stroke, new University of Liverpool research published in the The Lancet Neurology has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

More than a billion school meals not served during pandemic: Study
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A new study estimates that more than 1.15 billion breakfasts and lunches for low-income children were not served in school as a result of school closures between March 9 and May 1. States and school districts have developed innovative solutions to meet the nutritional needs of low-income children and respond to the rapidly growing food insecurity crisis, yet the number of replacement meals is likely far short of what they provided prior to the pandemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New method identifies antibody-like proteins with diagnostic and therapeutic potential for SARS-CoV-2
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Scientists have used a new high-speed,in vitro selection method to isolate 9 antibody-like proteins (ALPs) that bind to the SARS-CoV-2 virus - 4 of which also exhibited neutralizing activity - within 4 days, according to a new study. While much research has (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

US adults experienced increased COVID-19-related mental health challenges as the pandemic unfolded
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) US adults increasingly experienced symptoms associated with acute stress and depression as COVID-19 cases and deaths skyrocketed between mid-March and mid-April 2020, according to a study of more than 6,500 people from three large, nationally representative cohorts. These (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

After developing CRISPR test, UConn researchers validate clinical feasibility for COVID-19 testing
(University of Connecticut) In March, researchers in the Department of Biomedical Engineering-- a shared department in the schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, and Engineering--began to develop a new, low-cost, CRISPR-based diagnostic platform to detect infectious diseases, including HIV virus, the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Today, the method is one step closer to being a cutting-edge diagnostics technology for rapid detection of infectious diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 18, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Coronavirus Australia live update: national cabinet split over quarantine and flight caps – latest news
Scott Morrison tells states to increase capacity of hotel quarantine programs, but WA to oppose the move. Follow liveFollow our global coronavirus live blogFlight caps fight looms at national cabinet as Morrison pledges pandemic health funding‘A moment of cheer’: 100-year-old Victorian man leaves hospital after surviving coronavirus fight‘I volunteered to be a human guinea pig for a Covid vaccine. Now I’m having second thoughts’12.55amBSTA few more details on the increase of mutual obligation requirements for jobseeker recipients.From 28 September, people on income support payments outside of ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Calla Wahlquist Tags: Australia news Coronavirus outbreak Scott Morrison New South Wales Infectious diseases Science Australian politics Victoria Queensland politics Source Type: news

Vaccines Should Be Mandatory for All HCPs, Group Says Vaccines Should Be Mandatory for All HCPs, Group Says
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America says all ACIP-recommended vaccines should be required as a condition for employment for physicians and other healthcare workers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

WHO warns of 'alarming' transmission across Europe – as it happened
Cases inFrance hit 10,593 in 24 hours; WHO warnsagainst shortening quarantine in Europe. This blog has now closed. Follow our new blog belowCoronavirus – live news11.35pmBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: global cases on brink of 30m as France reports record new infections11.28pmBSTAs Australia wakes up, here are the key developments from the last few hours;Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Campbell (now); Archie Bland, Josh Halliday and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

New UK Covid test is effective but won't impact numbers as hoped
Suitable for clinics but not homes, the DnaNudge test is unlikely to fulfil the government ’s ‘Moonshot’ testing goalsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA rapid test for coronavirus made byDnaNudge that was said by ministers to be part of a grand plan to deliver millions of tests in England, works well in hospitals but will not scale up to help the government ’s “Moonshot” plan any time soon, experts say.On 3 August, the government announced that “millions of new rapid coronavirus tests will be rolled out across NHS hospitals, care homes and labs from...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Infectious diseases Science Vaccines and immunisation Source Type: news

COVID-19 May Have Different Impact on Wellbeing for Older Adults COVID-19 May Have Different Impact on Wellbeing for Older Adults
COVID-19 disruptions to daily life and physical health may not impact wellbeing for older adults as much as it does for younger individuals, a small study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Tough to Tell COVID From Smoke Inhalation Symptoms Tough to Tell COVID From Smoke Inhalation Symptoms
Facilities already strapped for testing supplies and PPE must first rule out COVID-19 in these patients, because many of the symptoms they present with are the same as those caused by the virus.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news