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Delivery of infection from asymptomatic carriers of COVID-19 in a familial cluster.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7129961
International Journal of Infectious Diseases : IJID : Off... Ye F, Xu S et. al.

Apr 5th, 2020 - With the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 around the world, it has become a worldwide health concern. One previous study reported a family cluster with an asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19. Here, we report another series of cases and further demonstrate the repeatability of the transmission of COVID-19 by pre-symptomatic carriers. A familial cluster of five patients associated with COVID-19 was...

China reports fewer coronavirus infections, tallies asymptomatic cases
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-toll/china-reports-36-new-coronavirus-cases-idUSKBN21J47I

Apr 1st, 2020 - BEIJING (Reuters) - China, where the coronavirus outbreak first emerged in December, reported dwindling new infections on Wednesday and for the first time disclosed the number of asymptomatic cases, which could complicate how trends in the outbreak are read. Taxis line up outside Beijing Railway Station as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Beijing, April 1, 2020. REUTERS...

Topol: US Betrays Healthcare Workers in Coronavirus Disaster
https://www.staging.medscape.com/viewarticle/927811

Mar 29th, 2020 - Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. The year 2020 started with American physicians, nurses, and the whole healthcare workforce dispirited, in a deep state of burnout, with the worst rates of clinical depression and suicides that have been recorded. Indeed, this was not confined to the United States; a global epidemic of burnout had been diagnose...

Topol: US Betrays Healthcare Workers in Coronavirus Disaster
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/927811

Mar 29th, 2020 - Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. The year 2020 started with American physicians, nurses, and the whole healthcare workforce dispirited, in a deep state of burnout, with the worst rates of clinical depression and suicides that have been recorded. Indeed, this was not confined to the United States; a global epidemic of burnout had been diagnose...

Explainer: China's symptom-free coronavirus carriers raise fears of new wave of infections
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-asymptomatic/explainer-chinas-symptom-free-coronavirus-carriers-raise-fears-of-new-wave-of-infections-idUSKBN21C0P2

Mar 25th, 2020 - SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The existence of a substantial but unknown number of asymptomatic carriers of coronavirus in China has raised concerns among the public that people could still be spreading COVID-19 without knowing they are sick. As the virus continues to wreak havoc across the world, China is close to declaring victory and is already easing travel restrictions. The border of Hubei province...

Alert for non-respiratory symptoms of coronavirus disease 2019 patients in epidemic per...
https://doi.org/10.1002/jmv.25776
Journal of Medical Virology; Lu S, Lin J et. al.

Mar 19th, 2020 - At present, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is rampaging around the world. However, asymptomatic carriers intensified the difficulty of prevention and management. Here we reported the screening, clinical features, and treatment process of a family cluster involving three COVID-19 patients. The discovery of the first asymptomatic carrier in this family cluster depends on the repeated and com...

Testing the repatriated for SARS-Cov2: Should laboratory-based quarantine replace tradi...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7102645
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease; Lagier JC, Colson P et. al.

Mar 17th, 2020 - An ongoing epidemic of respiratory diseases caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID 2019, SARS-CoV2) started in Wuhan, Hubei, in China at the end of December 2019. The French government decided to repatriate the 337 French nationals living in Wuhan and place them in quarantine in their home country. We decided to test them all for SARS-Cov2 twice in order to reduce anxiety among the population and...

Clinical Outcomes in 55 Patients With Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 W...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7184401
The Journal of Infectious Diseases; Wang Y, Liu Y et. al.

Mar 17th, 2020 - An epidemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection has spread unexpectedly in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, since December 2019. There are few reports about asymptomatic contacts of infected patients identified as positive for SARS-CoV-2 through screening. We studied the epidemiological and clinical outcomes in 55 asymptomatic carriers who were laborato...

Development and clinical application of a rapid IgM-IgG combined antibody test for SARS...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7228300
Journal of Medical Virology REFERENCES; Li Z, Yi Y et. al.

Feb 27th, 2020 - The outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) quickly spread all over China and to more than 20 other countries. Although the virus (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus [SARS-Cov-2]) nucleic acid real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test has become the standard method for diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection, these real-time PCR test kits have many limitations. In additio...

Silently among us: Scientists worry about milder cases of MERS
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-mers-research/silently-among-us-scientists-worry-about-milder-cases-of-mers-idUSKBN0DW1LT20140516

May 16th, 2014 - CHICAGO (Reuters) - Scientists leading the fight against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome say the next critical front will be understanding how the virus behaves in people with milder infections, who may be spreading the illness without being aware they have it. Establishing that may be critical to stopping the spread of MERS, which emerged in the Middle East in 2012 and has so far infected mor...

'We're Not Hungry, We Need Masks' Says Australian Doctor on Coronavirus Frontline
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/928171

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...

COVID-19 Precautions Needed in Ophthalmology
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/928851

(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 ...

Topol: US Betrays Healthcare Workers in Coronavirus Disaster
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/927811

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. The year 2020 started with American physicians, nurses, and the whole healthcare workforce dispirited, in a deep state of burnout, with the worst rates of clinical depression and suicides that have been recorded. Indeed, this was not confined to the United States; a global epidemic of burnout had been diagnose...

Peripheral Blood Examination Findings in SARS-CoV-2 Infection
https://www.staging.medscape.com/viewarticle/935541

Abstract and Introduction Abstract Objectives: Peripheral blood abnormalities in severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) have not been fully elucidated. We report qualitative and quantitative peripheral blood findings in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients and compare them with a control group. Methods: We reviewed electronic medical records, complete blood counts,...

No New COVID Sufferers, 300 Asymptomatic, After Wuhan-Wide Tests
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/931566

BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the novel coronavirus outbreak began, has found no new cases of people suffering from COVID-19 after testing almost its entire population, and 300 asymptomatic carriers of the virus, officials said on Tuesday. Authorities launched the vast testing campaign on May 14, and reached 9.9 million out of 11 million people, after a cluster of new cas...

Characteristics of asymptomatic COVID-19 infection and progression: A multicenter, retrospective study
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7550018/
Virulence Yu C, Zhou M et. al.

Novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, has spread globally since the end of 2019. Asymptomatic carriers are of great concern as they can undermine the interventions to stop the pandemic.