Household transmission of SARS-CoV-2
(JAMA Network) Researchers investigated whether home addresses recorded in the electronic medical record could be used to accurately estimate transmission risk of SARS-CoV-2 and identify risk factors for transmission. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Statin use associated with increased survival in severe COVID-19
(Columbia University Irving Medical Center) People who took statins to lower cholesterol were about 50% less likely to die if hospitalized for COVID-19, a retrospective study by Columbia University and NewYork-Presbyterian physicians has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Prioritizing the oldest for COVID-19 vaccines saves more lives, potential years of life
(University of California - Berkeley) Challenging the idea that older people with shorter life expectancies should rank lower in coronavirus immunization efforts, new research from the University of California, Berkeley, shows that giving vaccine priority to those most at risk of dying from COVID-19 will save the maximum number of lives, and their potential or future years of life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New tools find COVID patients at highest risk of mechanical ventilation and death
(Massachusetts General Hospital) By inputting clinical and laboratory factors at the time of admission into a novel online calculator, physicians can determine with high accuracy which COVID-19 patients will require the most intense care.Age is not a significant predictor of whether a hospitalized patient will need mechanical ventilation, nor does it predict the duration of ventilation. Over half of all patients on mechanical ventilation needed support for more than seven days. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Research reveals how bacteria defeat drugs that fight cystic fibrosis
(The University of Montana) University of Montana researchers and their partners have discovered a slimy strategy used by bacteria to defeat antibiotics and other drugs used to combat infections afflicting people with cystic fibrosis. The research was published Feb. 23, 2021 in the journal Cell Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

FAPESP promotes webinar to discuss the impacts of pandemic on schools and families
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) The pandemic has exacerbated pre-existing educational disparities. " 'ducation: COVID-19 and social inequalities' will be the theme of the next FAPESP COVID-19 Webinar on March 3rd, 2021. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Vitamin B6 may help keep COVID-19's cytokine storms at bay
(Hiroshima University) Vitamin B6 may help calm cytokine storms and unclog blood clots linked to COVID-19's lethality. But research on it is lacking. A Hiroshima University professor calls on fellow scientists to study its potential role. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lethal house lures reduce incidence of malaria in children
(Penn State) A new type of housing modification can reduce malaria incidence among children by around 40-50%, according to an international team of researchers. The intervention uses window screening, together with PVC tubes fitted with insecticide-laced screens and installed under the eaves of homes, as a novel method of killing malaria mosquitoes as they attempt to enter the house. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Face masks helped to reduce viral transmission during covid's first wave in Italy
(Taylor& Francis Group) Face masks likely played a role in reducing the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in Italy during the first half of 2020, according to a new study by mathematical modellers, who show that the use of face coverings could have reduced the number of official COVID-19 cases in Italy by up to 30,000 during Spring 2020. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Embed germ defence behaviours at home to reduce virus spread now and in the future - new study
(University of Bath) New research which looked at data from over 28,000 users of the website 'Germ Defence' since May 2020 highlights the continued, critical importance of breaking chains of virus transmission within our homes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Arthritis drugs may reduce mortality and time in ICU for sickest COVID patients
(Imperial College London) Treating critically ill COVID-19 patients with drugs typically used for rheumatoid arthritis may significantly improve survival, a landmark study has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Scientists reveal details of antibodies that work against Zika virus
(Biophysical Society) The Zika outbreak of 2015 and 2016 is having lasting impacts on children whose mothers became infected with the virus while they were pregnant. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Openly available toolkit to help lab-based coronavirus research
(PLOS) During the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak, laboratories worldwide have pivoted from their usual research to working to identify new COVID-19 drug and vaccine candidates. This experimental work requires access to clinical isolates and systems that allow genetic manipulation of SARS-CoV-2. A paper published in PLOS Biology by Dr. Mahalingam at Menzies Health Institute, Australia and colleagues, reports an openly available SARS-CoV-2 laboratory research toolkit aimed at increasing availability of these materials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mortality rises among public when health workers get sick in an outbreak, model suggests
(Penn State) When healthcare workers become ill during a disease outbreak, overall case counts and mortality rates may significantly increase, according to a new model created by researchers at Penn State. The findings may help to improve interventions that aim to mitigate the effects of outbreaks such as COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study estimates two-thirds of COVID-19 hospitalizations due to four conditions
(Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus) A new study estimates 64% of adult COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.S. may have been prevented if there were less obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and heart failure. The model suggests notable differences by age and race/ethnicity in COVID-19 hospitalizations related to these conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Otolaryngologic manifestations in pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome temporally associated with COVID-19
(JAMA Network) This research letter describes the various otolaryngologic manifestations in patients 18 years or younger with pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome temporally associated with SARS-CoV-2. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Novel pooled testing strategies can significantly better identify COVID-19 infections
(Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) Novel approach to pooled testing could help identify up to 20 times more COVID-19 infections per day than individual testing. Simple pooled designs could be implemented with minimal changes to current testing infrastructures in clinical and public health laboratories. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Disease tolerance: Skeletons reveal humans evolved to fight pathogens
(Flinders University) As Covid-19 impacts lives around the world- a new skeleton study is reconstructing ancient pandemics to assess human's evolutionary ability to fight off leprosy, tuberculosis and treponematoses with help from declining rates of transmission when the germs became widespread. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Could post-COVID-19 tourists become less adventurous?
(Copenhagen Business School) Our deep-rooted survival instinct for disease avoidance could make us less willing to embrace strangers and take foreign travel risks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Virus detection method is versatile and accessible
(King Abdullah University of Science& Technology (KAUST)) A low-cost diagnostic tool can detect a range of viruses without the need for expensive materials or facilities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New saliva tests rolled-out to hospital staff to cut COVID transmission rates
(Earlham Institute) Frontline staff at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals (NNUH) are among the first in the country to benefit from the rollout of more accurate saliva tests in a bid to curb Covid transmission rates. Combined with the vaccination programme, these rapid tests should help to significantly reduce the ability of the virus to spread in healthcare settings. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study finds short window for donating convalescent plasma to COVID-19 patients
(Penn State) The optimal timeframe for donating convalescent plasma for use in COVID-19 immunotherapy, which was given emergency use authorization by the Food and Drug Administration in August 2020, is within 60 days of the onset of symptoms, according to a new Penn State-led study. The research also reveals that the ideal convalescent plasma donor is a recovered COVID-19 patient who is older than 30 and whose illness had been severe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New tool reveals security and privacy issues with contact tracing apps
(Queen Mary University of London) Researchers have developed a tool to identify security and privacy risks associated with COVID-19 contact tracing apps. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

NIH awards UC San Diego $33 million for five COVID-19 diagnostic projects
(University of California - San Diego) UC San Diego was awarded five COVID-19 Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) projects by the National Institutes of Health totaling nearly $33 million, which will fund efforts that range from managing a large data center to expanding testing in disadvantaged communities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Survey reveals racial, political differences in COVID-19 responses
(Michigan State University) In spite of Black Americans' attitudes toward proper precautions, they are disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and White people are less likely to fall ill (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New ONC, NLM funding supports data exchange and response to COVID-19 pandemic
(Regenstrief Institute) LOINC ® at Regenstrief, an international health data standard critical to health information exchange, has received additional federal funding to support efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and future public health needs. The funding, expected to total about $2 million, is from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Johns Hopkins develops drive-thru type test to detect viral infections in bacteria
(Johns Hopkins University) The pandemic has made clear the threat that some viruses pose to people. But viruses can also infect life-sustaining bacteria and a Johns Hopkins University-led team has developed a test to determine if bacteria are sick, similar to the one used to test humans for COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UTEP survey reveals hidden health and wellness benefits of COVID-19 pandemic
(University of Texas at El Paso) A study by physiology researchers at The University of Texas at El Paso found that El Paso's stay-at-home ordinance due to the COVID-19 pandemic had positive effects on the health and well-being of the region's residents. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Urban Americans more likely to follow covid-19 prevention behaviors than rural Americans
(Texas A&M University) Timothy Callaghan, PhD, and Alva Ferdinand, DrPH, JD, from the Southwest Rural Health Research Center at Texas A&M University School of Public Health, joined colleagues in the first national study of how often people in urban and rural areas in the United States follow COVID-19 guidelines. These include public health best practices like wearing masks in public, sanitizing homes and work areas, maintaining physical distancing, working from home and avoiding dining in restaurants or bars. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Understanding the evolution of SARS and COVID-19 type viruses
(University of California - Davis) As COVID-19 sweeps the world, related viruses quietly circulate among wild animals. A new study shows how SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and SARS-CoV-1, which caused the 2003 SARS outbreak, are related to each other. The work, published recently in the journalVirus Evolution, helps scientists better understand the evolution of these viruses, how they acquired the ability to infect humans and which other viruses may be poised for human spillover. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Professor developing indoor COVID-19 detector
(Texas Tech University) Gerardine " Gerri " Botte, a professor and Whitacre Department Chair in the Department of Chemical Engineering through Texas Tech University's Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering, received a $999,047 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to study technology that could be used to detect invisible, dangerous and potentially deadly pathogens like pandemic-causing COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sulfur: the consequences
(Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics) When the slime mold Dictyostelium discoideum runs out of food, sulfur limitation drives its development from a unicellular to a multicellular organism. Max Planck Researchers now present the nutrient signaling pathways in this early eukaryote in great detail. Their results show how metabolism may have played a crucial role in the origins of multicellularity. Moreover, the findings also have therapeutic implications for more complex organisms such as humans. Targeting sulfur metabolism in cancer cells may enhance anti-tumor immunity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious a...
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

NCI study finds people with SARS-CoV-2 antibodies may have low risk of future infection
(NIH/National Cancer Institute) People who have had evidence of a prior infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, appear to be well protected against being reinfected with the virus, at least for a few months, according to a newly published study from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). This finding may explain why reinfection appears to be relatively rare, and it could have important public health implications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Association of SARS-CoV-2 seropositive antibody test with risk of future infection
(JAMA Network) Researchers use   a large set of clinical laboratory data linked to other clinical information such as claims to investigate the relationship between SARS-CoV-2 antibody status and subsequent nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) results in an effort to understand how serostatus may predict risk of reinfection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Open data on malaria genomes will help combat drug resistance
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) Genome variation data on more than 7,000 malaria parasites from 28 endemic countries is released today. It has been produced by MalariaGEN, a data-sharing network of groups around the world who are working together to build high-quality data resources for malaria research and disease control. This open data release provides benchmark data on parasite genome variation that is needed in the search for new drugs and vaccines, and in the development of surveillance tools for malaria control and elimination. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Southern California COVID-19 strain rapidly expands global reach
(Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) A new strain of the coronavirus in Southern California, first reported last month by Cedars-Sinai, is rapidly spreading across the country and around the world as travelers apparently carry the virus with them to a growing list of global destinations, according to new research published today in the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The strain now accounts for nearly half of current COVID-19 cases in Southern California. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Exposure to superbacteria among visitors to the tropics proved more extensive than thought
(University of Helsinki) Exploring exposure to superbacteria, researchers at the University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital got unexpected results from an international collaborative study conducted in real time among 20 travellers to Southeast Asia. All the participants were found to contract superbacteria within a week after arriving in the destination. A detailed sequence analysis showed that the traveller group acquired a variety of superbacteria comprising over 80 different strains altogether. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Risk maps to predict West Nile virus spread a year in advance
(University of Malaga) Knowing the environmental and human-related variables that characterize the favorable areas for the incidence of the West Nile virus, a flavivirus that is transmitted from birds to humans by mosquitoes, is essential to identify those places in Europe at high risk of experiencing outbreaks, even before these are registered, thus enabling preventive measures to be taken. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

George Washington University to participate in Sanofi COVID-19 vaccine trial
(George Washington University) The George Washington University is a site for a phase 2 clinical trial for Sanofi's adjuvanted recombinant protein-based COVID-19 vaccine candidate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Human lung and brain organoids respond differently to SARS-CoV-2 infection in lab tests
(University of California - San Diego) UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers are using stem cell-derived organoids to study how SARS-CoV-2 interacts with various organ systems. Their findings may help explain the wide variety in COVID-19 symptoms and aid the search for therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Characteristics, outcomes of US children, adolescents with multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children compared with severe COVID-19
(JAMA Network) National COVID-19 registry data are used in this study to describe the epidemiology, clinical characteristics, complications, and hospital and postdischarge outcomes of pediatric patients with multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) and to compare each in patients with severe COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

1st dose COVID-19 vaccination coverage among skilled nursing facility residents, staff
(JAMA Network) This JAMA Insights review from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Response team members presents data on the number of long-term care facilities and the numbers of residents and staff of those facilities who received first-dose vaccination through mid-January under the agency's public-private partnership with CVS, Walgreens and Managed Health Care Associates. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Story tips from Johns Hopkins experts on Covid-19
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Story Tips from Johns Hopkins Experts on Covid-19 (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Flu vaccination this season likely to be highest ever
(University of Georgia) More U.S. adults reported receiving or planning to receive an influenza vaccination during the 2020-2021 flu season than ever before, according to findings from a national survey. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Losing Obamacare protections during pandemic could increase health disparities
(Oregon Health& Science University) If Affordable Care Act protections for pre-existing condition coverage are no longer available, the coronavirus pandemic would leave many Americans - a disproportionate number of whom are people of color - without health insurance, a new Oregon Health& Science University study indicates. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Simply speaking while infected can potentially spread COVID-19
(American Institute of Physics) COVID-19 can spread from asymptomatic but infected people through small aerosol droplets in their exhaled breath. Most studies of the flow of exhaled air have focused on coughing or sneezing; however, speaking while near one another is also risky. In Physics of Fluids, scientists used smoke and laser light to study the flow of expelled breath near and around two people conversing in various relative postures commonly found in the service industry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Global travellers vulnerable to drug-resistant bacteria - study
(University of Birmingham) International travellers are particularly vulnerable to virulent strains of drug-resistant bacteria - often picking up several different types during a trip through spending time in the company of other tourists, a new study reveals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Incarceration is strongly linked with premature death in US
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A new study of US county-level data found a strong association between jail incarceration and death rates from infectious diseases, chronic lower respiratory disease, drug use, and suicide. The study is the first to examine the link between the expansion of the jail population and multiple specific causes of death at the county level, and adds to the growing body of evidence suggesting that decarceration strategies would improve public health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

TBE patients' lasting problems
(University of Gothenburg) Impaired memory, reduced motivation, and declining motor skills. These are some of the problems that may persist several years after people contract tick-borne encephalitis, a University of Gothenburg thesis shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Overall deaths did NOT increase for most of China during initial COVID-19 outbreak
(University of Oxford) Overall deaths did not increase in China outside Wuhan city during the first three months of the COVID-19 outbreak, with the small increase in deaths from COVID-19 more than offset by fewer deaths from other causes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news