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Performance evaluation of a lateral flow assays for nasopharyngeal antigen detection fo...
https://doi.org/10.1002/jcla.23745
Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis; Peña-Rodrígez M, Viera-Segura O et. al.

Mar 6th, 2021 - SARS-CoV-2 has become a global pandemic due to its capacity for rapid transmission. In this context, an early and rapid diagnosis of infected patients that do not require expensive equipment or highly trained personnel is crucial in order to reduce the contagious rate. The aim of this study was to evaluate a chromatographic immunoassay's performance for the rapid diagnosis of SARS-CoV-antigen. ...

Population Response to Air Pollution and the Risk of Coronavirus Disease in Chinese Cit...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18052248
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Yoon M, Kim JH et. al.

Mar 6th, 2021 - Health behavior is a critical measure in controlling the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. We estimated the effect of health behaviors against air pollution on reducing the risk of COVID-19 during the initial phase of the pandemic. The attack rates of COVID-19 in 159 mainland Chinese cities during the first 2 weeks after the closure of major cities was estimated; air pollution level...

Factors Influencing the Preventive Practice of International Students in South Korea ag...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18052259
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Jang GJ, Jang G et. al.

Mar 6th, 2021 - As the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreads worldwide, quarantine guidelines are being constantly updating to prevent the transmission of this virus. Regardless of which country international students live in, they might receive limited crucial quarantine guidelines from that country's government. The purpose of this study was to identify factors influencing the preventive practice of i...

The Moderating Effects of Perceived Severity on the Generational Gap in Preventive Beha...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18042011
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Luo Y, Cheng Y et. al.

Mar 6th, 2021 - During the COVID-19 pandemic, older adults appear to be more susceptible to the coronavirus disease. Although the health stakes are higher for older adults, individuals of all ages should adopt preventive measures to contain the human-to-human transmission of the virus. This study conducted a national online survey of 1843 adults at the early stage of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. to examin...

Cross-Country Differences in Stay-at-Home Behaviors during Peaks in the COVID-19 Pandem...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18042104
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Hong W, Liu RD et. al.

Mar 6th, 2021 - The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) rapidly escalated to a global pandemic. To control the rate of transmission, governments advocated that the public practice social distancing, which included staying at home. However, compliance with stay-at-home orders has varied between countries such as China and the United States, and little is known about the mechanisms underlying the national ...

How Dentists Face the COVID-19 in Mexico: A Nationwide Cross-Sectional Study.
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18041750
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Casillas Santana MÁ, Martínez Zumarán A et. al.

Mar 6th, 2021 - Background: on 7 January 2020, a new type of coronavirus was isolated, the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus2 (SARS-CoV-2), the organism causing the outbreak that has affected the lives of all humans and has modified the rules of coexistence around the world. In Mexico, from 3 January 2020 to 9 January 2021, there have been 1439, 569 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 131,031 deaths. ...

An Optimal Nucleic Acid Testing Strategy for COVID-19 during the Spring Festival Travel...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18041788
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Zhou YH, Ma K et. al.

Mar 6th, 2021 - Western countries are experiencing surges in COVID-19 cases and deaths due to increasing public transportation during holiday seasons. This study aimed to explore whether mainland China will face an epidemic rebound during the Spring Festival holiday, when millions of Chinese people travel across the country, and investigate which nucleic acid testing (NAT) strategy is optimal to contain the ep...

COVID-19 in the New York City Jail System: Epidemiology and Health Care Response, March...
https://doi.org/10.1177/0033354921999385
Public Health Reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974); Chan J, Burke K et. al.

Mar 6th, 2021 - People detained in correctional facilities are at high risk for infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). We described the epidemiology of the COVID-19 outbreak in a large urban jail system, including signs and symptoms at time of testing and risk factors for hospitalization. This retrospective observational cohort...

Spatiotemporal heterogeneity and its determinants of COVID-19 transmission in typical l...
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-021-05926-x
BMC Infectious Diseases; Wang L, Xu C et. al.

Mar 6th, 2021 - Previous studies have indicated that the risk of infectious disease spread is greatest in locations where a population has massive and convenient access to the epicenter of an outbreak. However, the spatiotemporal variations and risk determinants of COVID-19 in typical labor export regions of China remain unclear. Understanding the geographical distribution of the disease and the socio-economic...

How do Muslim community members perceive Covid-19 risk reduction recommendations - a UK...
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BMC Public Health; Hassan SM, Ring A et. al.

Mar 6th, 2021 - The evidence is now unequivocal that people from Black and Minority Ethnic Backgrounds (BAME) living in the UK are disproportionately affected by covid-19. There is growing evidence that the reasons for this difference are multi-factorial and need further exploration. The aim of this study was to understand better, perceptions of risk and responses to covid-19 of members of the Muslim community...

The effect of COVID-19 stay-at-home order and campus closure on the prevalence of acute...
https://doi.org/10.1111/irv.12837
Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses; Adenaiye O, Bueno de Mesquita PJ et. al.

Mar 5th, 2021 - Evaluation of population-based COVID-19 control measures informs strategies to quell the current pandemic and reduce the impact of those yet to come. Effective COVID-19 control measures may simultaneously reduce the incidence of other acute respiratory infections (ARIs) due to shared transmission modalities. To assess the impact of stay-at-home orders and other physical distancing measures on t...

COVID-19 outbreak: An experience to reappraise the role of hospital at home in the anti...
https://doi.org/10.1002/cam4.3682
Cancer Medicine; Mittaine-Marzac B, Zogo A et. al.

Mar 5th, 2021 - The COVID-19 outbreak has posed considerable challenges to the health care system worldwide, especially for cancer treatment. We described the activity and the care organisation of the Hospitalisation At Home (HAH) structure during the pandemic for treating patients with anti-cancer injections. We report the established organisation, the eligibility criteria, the patient characteristics, the tr...

Lessons learned one year after SARS-CoV-2 emergence leading to COVID-19 pandemic.
https://doi.org/10.1080/22221751.2021.1898291
Emerging Microbes & Infections; To KK, Sridhar S et. al.

Mar 5th, 2021 - Without modern medical management and vaccines, the severity of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome(SARS) coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) might approach the magnitude of 1894-plague (12 million deaths) and 1918-A(H1N1) influenza (50 million deaths) pandemics. The COVID-19 pandemic was heralded by the 2003 SARS epidemic which led to the discove...

Excess mortality for care home residents during the first 23 weeks of the COVID-19 pand...
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BMC Medicine; Morciano M, Stokes J et. al.

Mar 5th, 2021 - To estimate excess mortality for care home residents during the COVID-19 pandemic in England, exploring associations with care home characteristics. Daily number of deaths in all residential and nursing homes in England notified to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) from 1 January 2017 to 7 August 2020. Care home-level data linked with CQC care home register to identify home characteristics: cli...

Suicide and the agent-host-environment triad: leveraging surveillance sources to inform...
https://doi.org/10.1017/S003329172000536X
Psychological Medicine; Keyes KM, Kandula S et. al.

Mar 5th, 2021 - Suicide in the US has increased in the last decade, across virtually every age and demographic group. Parallel increases have occurred in non-fatal self-harm as well. Research on suicide across the world has consistently demonstrated that suicide shares many properties with a communicable disease, including person-to-person transmission and point-source outbreaks. This essay illustrates the com...

Environmental Determinants of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Current Allergy and Asthma Reports; Brandt EB, Mersha TB

Mar 5th, 2021 - Since the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in China in late 2019 turned into a global pandemic, numerous studies have reported associations between environmental factors, such as weather conditions and a range of air pollutants (particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, etc.) and the first wave of COVID-19 cases. This review aims to offer a critical assessment of the role of environmental exp...

Built Environment, Transport, and COVID-19: a Review.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s40572-021-00307-7 10.1136/bmj.m1066 10.1016/S2468-2667(20)30073-6
Current Environmental Health Reports; Rojas-Rueda D, Morales-Zamora E

Mar 5th, 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted daily-life activities around the world. Multiple countries and cities are implementing different mitigation strategies to reduce their transmission (e.g., physical distancing, stay-at-home orders, avoiding large gatherings). Such interventions have been related to positive and negative health externalities. Currently, the selection of mitigation strategies has...

The impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Asthmatic patients.
https://doi.org/10.1002/jmv.26919
Journal of Medical Virology; Hashim HT, Ramadhan MA

Mar 5th, 2021 - There is some evidence to date that among the adult patients admitted to the hospital with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), people with asthma are overrepresented. In consideration of the diverse clinical manifestations of COVID-19, screening criteria for COVID-19 can be extended to those with deteriorating respiratory symptoms, even those with asthma. Those initiating screening should use ...

AMR and Covid-19 on the Frontline: A Call to Rethink War, WASH, and Public Health.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7908922
Annals of Global Health; Zeitoun M, Sittah GA et. al.

Mar 5th, 2021 - This Viewpoint calls for a greater understanding of the role that water plays in the transmission of anti-microbial resistance and covid-19 in protracted urban armed conflict, in order to develop a 'pathogen-safe' practice. It argues that dealing with the twin threats is difficult enough in the best of circumstances, and is so little understood in war zones that surgeons and water engineers now...

Updating the influenza virus library at Hokkaido University -It's potential for the use...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.virol.2021.02.005
Virology Nomura N, Matsuno K et. al.

Mar 5th, 2021 - Genetic reassortment of influenza A viruses through cross-species transmission contributes to the generation of pandemic influenza viruses. To provide information on the ecology of influenza viruses, we have been conducting a global surveillance of zoonotic influenza and establishing an influenza virus library. Of 4580 influenza virus strains in the library, 3891 have been isolated from over 70...