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China's Wuhan conducts 467,847 COVID-19 tests, says health authority
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May 19th, 2020 - FILE PHOTO: A train staff member walks on a high-speed train at Wuhan Railway Station, in Wuhan, the Chinese city hit the hardest by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in the Hubei province, China, May 17, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song BEIJING (Reuters) - The city of Wuhan, the original epicentre of the new coronavirus outbreak in China, conducted 467,847 nucleic acid tests on May 18, the lo...

China's Wuhan says conducted 335,887 COVID-19 tests on May 17
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May 18th, 2020 - Residents wearing face masks line up for nucleic acid testings at a residential compound in Wuhan, the Chinese city hit hardest by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, Hubei province, China May 17, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song BEIJING (Reuters) - The city of Wuhan, the original epicentre of the new coronavirus outbreak in China, conducted 335,887 nucleic acid tests on May 17, the local health...

China's Wuhan nearly doubles number of COVID-19 tests per day
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May 17th, 2020 - Residents wearing face masks line up for nucleic acid testings at a residential compound in Wuhan, the Chinese city hit hardest by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, Hubei province, China May 17, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song BEIJING (Reuters) - The city of Wuhan, where the new coronavirus outbreak originated in China, conducted 222,675 nucleic acid tests on May 16, the local health authorit...

Crowds at Wuhan clinics fear coronavirus testing could rekindle disease
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May 16th, 2020 - WUHAN, China (Reuters) - As Wuhan, the Chinese city where the COVID-19 pandemic began, revs up a massive testing campaign, some residents crowding the test centres expressed concern on Saturday that the very act of getting tested could expose them to the coronavirus. Safety has become a hot topic on social media groups among the 11 million residents of Wuhan, people told Reuters as they converg...

Precautions and recommendations for orthodontic settings during the COVID-19 outbreak: ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7218376
American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthoped... Turkistani KA

May 14th, 2020 - Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a contagious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). It emerged as a global pandemic in early 2020, affecting more than 200 countries and territories. The infection is highly contagious, with disease transmission reported from asymptomatic carriers, including children. It spreads through person-to-person contact via ae...

The airborne lifetime of small speech droplets and their potential importance in SARS-C...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7275719
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the Un... Stadnytskyi V, Bax CE et. al.

May 14th, 2020 - Speech droplets generated by asymptomatic carriers of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) are increasingly considered to be a likely mode of disease transmission. Highly sensitive laser light scattering observations have revealed that loud speech can emit thousands of oral fluid droplets per second. In a closed, stagnant air environment, they disappear from the window o...

Airway Management for Endoscopic Laryngotracheal Stenosis Surgery During COVID-19.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0194599820927002
Otolaryngology--head and Neck Surgery : Official Journal ... Prince ADP, Cloyd BH et. al.

May 12th, 2020 - The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic presents unique challenges for surgical management of laryngotracheal stenosis. High viral concentrations in the upper aerodigestive tract, the ability of the virus to be transmitted by asymptomatic carriers and through aerosols, and the need for open airway access during laryngotracheal surgery create a high-risk situation for airway surge...

The implications of preliminary screening and diagnosis: Clinical characteristics of 33...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7192082
Journal of Clinical Virology : the Official Publication O... Yin S, Peng Y et. al.

May 10th, 2020 - In December 2019, coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) occurred in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The disease has rapidly spread from Wuhan to other regions. To describe the clinical manifestations and epidemiological characteristics of patients with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection in Hunan Province in 2020. From January 19 to February 7, 2020, 33 patients w...

Northeast China hit by coronavirus infections, Wuhan reports new case
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May 10th, 2020 - BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities reported on Sunday what could be the beginning of a new wave of coronavirus cases in northeast China, with one city in Jilin province being reclassified as high-risk, the top of a three-tier zoning system. FILE PHOTO: Paramilitary officers wearing face masks walk on a bridge over Yangtze river after the lockdown against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ...

Viral kinetics of SARS-CoV-2 in asymptomatic carriers and presymptomatic patients.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7196533
International Journal of Infectious Diseases : IJID : Off... Kim SE, Jeong HS et. al.

May 7th, 2020 - From a total of 71 laboratory-confirmed cases, three presymptomatic patients and 10 patients with entirely asymptomatic infections were identified. In two of the three incubation period patients, the viral titer in the presymptomatic period was very high (Ct value<20). The median number of days to first negative RT-PCR in the asymptomatic carriers was 4.5 (range 2.5-9), and all asymptomatic car...

Olfactory Dysfunction: A Highly Prevalent Symptom of COVID-19 With Public Health Signif...
https://doi.org/10.1177/0194599820926464
Otolaryngology--head and Neck Surgery : Official Journal ... Sedaghat AR, Gengler I et. al.

May 5th, 2020 - Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a global pandemic affecting millions of individuals, killing hundreds of thousands. Although typically described with characteristic symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath, greater understanding of COVID-19 has revealed myriad clinical manifestations. Olfactory dysfunction (OD)-hyposmia and anosmia-has recently been recognized as an important sy...

Fast Five Quiz: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
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May 3rd, 2020 - SARS has a very high prevalence of serious illness, making identification of cases and transmission easier. SARS also has a low risk of transmission before the development of severe illness. Both SARS and COVID-19 may be spread by asymptomatic carriers. In general, COVID-19 is also clinically milder than Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) or SARS in terms of severity. The case fatality rat...

China to keep coronavirus tests focused, stops short of wider testing
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Apr 27th, 2020 - BEIJING (Reuters) - China will focus testing for COVID-19 on high-risk groups such as people from infected areas or with symptoms, the head of a top state research institute said on Monday, suggesting that authorities are not about to rush into large-scale testing. FILE PHOTO: Students wearing face masks leave a school in Beijing, China as senior high school students in the Chinese capital retu...

Challenges of managing the asymptomatic carriers of SARS-CoV-2.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7165291
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease; Rahimi F, Talebi Bezmin Abadi A

Apr 21st, 2020 - After an outbreak in Wuhan, China, a growing number of countries are now suffering from an epidemic by SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19. Undoubtedly, reports of the skyrocketing global spread of COVID-19 has shocked people globally, from Japan to the United States. Presently, the World Health Organization indicates that the fatality rate due to COVID-19 is about 2%, inferring that many positiv...

Chest Imaging in Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19 Infection - A Case Series.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7151480
Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology; Bhat R, Hamid A et. al.

Apr 19th, 2020 - COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease-19) is a zoonotic illness first reported in the city of Wuhan, China in December 2019, and is now officially a global pandemic as declared by the World Health Organization. The infection is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). COVID-19 infected patients can be asymptomatic carriers or present with mild-to-severe respiratory sympt...

COVID-19 Precautions Needed in Ophthalmology
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Apr 16th, 2020 - (Reuters Health) - Consensus recommendations are needed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the ophthalmology profession, doctors conclude in an editorial published in Ophthalmology. "We've learnt that there are varying practice patterns worldwide in management of the COVID-19 outbreak," said coauthors Dr. Daniel Ting of Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore and Dr. Steven Yeh of Emory Eye ...

Presentation of new onset anosmia during the COVID-19 pandemic.
https://doi.org/10.4193/Rhin20.116
Rhinology Hopkins C, Surda P et. al.

Apr 11th, 2020 - Anosmia has not been formally recognised as a symptom of COVID-19 infection. Growing anecdotal evidence suggests increasing incidence of cases of anosmia during the current pandemic, suggesting that COVID-19 may cause olfactory dysfunction. The objective was to characterise patients reporting new onset anosmia during the COVID-19 pandemic METHODOLOGY: Design: Survey of 2428 patients reporting n...

China seeks to contain 'silent carriers' of new coronavirus
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Apr 9th, 2020 - BEIJING/WUHAN, China (Reuters) - China took new measures on Wednesday to try to prevent asymptomatic “silent carriers” of the new coronavirus from causing a second wave of infections, as the country reported another modest rise in confirmed cases. A volunteer is seen inside a convention center that was used as a makeshift hospital to treat patients with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Wu...

China seeks to contain 'silent carriers' of new coronavirus
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Apr 9th, 2020 - BEIJING/WUHAN, China (Reuters) - China took new measures on Wednesday to try to prevent asymptomatic “silent carriers” of the new coronavirus from causing a second wave of infections, as the country reported another modest rise in confirmed cases. A volunteer is seen inside a convention center that was used as a makeshift hospital to treat patients with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Wu...

'We're Not Hungry, We Need Masks' Says Australian Doctor on Coronavirus Frontline
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Apr 6th, 2020 - SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian hospital workers on the coronavirus frontline say they daily receive letters of thanks, some people even bring them pizzas, but what they really need is proper respiratory face masks to replace faulty and homemade face shields. While doctors and nurses in some hospitals struggle to obtain respiratory N95 face masks, Australians walking the streets can be seen weari...