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Risk in US From 2019-nCoV Remains Low, CDC Says
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/924557

Jan 29th, 2020 - A total of 165 persons in the United States are under investigation for infection with the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), with 68 testing negative and only 5 confirming positive, according to data presented Jan. 29 during a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) briefing.   The remaining samples are in transit or are being processed at the CDC for test...

Risk in US From 2019-nCoV Remains Low, CDC Says
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/924557

A total of 165 persons in the United States are under investigation for infection with the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), with 68 testing negative and only 5 confirming positive, according to data presented Jan. 29 during a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) briefing.   The remaining samples are in transit or are being processed at the CDC for test...

Are You Ready to Handle a Coronavirus Case?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/924807

Feb 4th, 2020 - As the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak that began in Wuhan, China, has spread to other countries, clinicians throughout the world face a challenge in recognizing and responding to potential cases. National public health authorities such as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have developed guidance documents and checklists. But for cli...

12th Coronavirus Case Confirmed in Wisconsin
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/924857

Feb 4th, 2020 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services confirmed a new case of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) on Feb. 5, 2020, bringing the total number of cases in the United States to 12.* Earlier in the day, Nancy Messonnier, MD, director of the CDC National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, to...

12th Coronavirus Case Confirmed in Wisconsin
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/924857

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services confirmed a new case of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) on Feb. 5, 2020, bringing the total number of cases in the United States to 12.* Earlier in the day, Nancy Messonnier, MD, director of the CDC National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, to...

Entry Ban, Quarantine Measures Underway in US for Novel Coronavirus
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/924722

FROM A CDC PRESS BRIEFING An additional 5 cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (2109-nCoV) have been confirmed in the United States, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 11, Nancy Messonnier, MD, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said during a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention press briefing. Four of the new cas...

CDC Confirms Five Coronavirus Cases in US
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/924335

Jan 26th, 2020 - Five cases of the new infectious coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, have been confirmed in the United States, Nancy Messonnier, MD, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said during a Jan. 27 press briefing. A total of 110 individuals are under investigation in 26 states, she said. While five...

Entry Ban, Quarantine Measures Underway in US for Novel Coronavirus
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/924722

Feb 2nd, 2020 - FROM A CDC PRESS BRIEFING An additional 5 cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (2109-nCoV) have been confirmed in the United States, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 11, Nancy Messonnier, MD, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said during a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention press briefing. Four of the new cas...

No Staff COVID-19 Diagnoses After Plan at Chinese Cancer Center
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/927989

Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. No staff members or patients were diagnosed with COVID-19 after "strict protective measures" for screening and managing patients were implemented at the National Cancer Center/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in Beijing, according to a report published online Ap...

Infusion Center Directors Shuffle Treatment Services in the Era of COVID-19
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/928622

Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's  Coronavirus Resource Center. It's anything but business as usual for clinicians who oversee office-based infusion centers, as they scramble to maintain services for patients considered to be at heightened risk for severe illness should they become infected with COVID-19. "For many reasons, the guidance for pa...

COVID-19 Shifts Telehealth to the Center of Cardiology
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/927465

Mar 23rd, 2020 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. The test-driven world of cardiovascular medicine is rapidly shifting to remote hands-off telemedicine to keep patients and their physicians safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. During a recent telehealth webinar, Ami Bhatt, MD, director of the adult congenital heart disease program, ...

Infusion Center Directors Shuffle Treatment Services in the Era of COVID-19
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/928622

Apr 12th, 2020 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's  Coronavirus Resource Center. It's anything but business as usual for clinicians who oversee office-based infusion centers, as they scramble to maintain services for patients considered to be at heightened risk for severe illness should they become infected with COVID-19. "For many reasons, the guidance for pa...

No Staff COVID-19 Diagnoses After Plan at Chinese Cancer Center
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/927989

Apr 1st, 2020 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. No staff members or patients were diagnosed with COVID-19 after "strict protective measures" for screening and managing patients were implemented at the National Cancer Center/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in Beijing, according to a report published online Ap...

COVID-19 Daily: States Get Remdesivir, ICE Center Death
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/930264

May 8th, 2020 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape's editors around the globe think you need to know about today:  Feds Announce Remdesivir Plans The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced the 13 states to which it is initially sending doses of the drug remdesivir ...

Internal Medicine 2020 Canceled
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/926560

Mar 9th, 2020 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. The American College of Physicians has recently joined the list of medical-specialty organizations to have canceled an upcoming meeting because of the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) outbreak. The ACP's Internal Medicine 2020, which had been scheduled to take place in Los An...

In Face of Coronavirus, Hospitals Canceling On-Site Training for Nursing, Med Students
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/926981

Mar 16th, 2020 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's  Coronavirus Resource Center. Yet another casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic may be the clinical training that's so essential for America's future nurses and doctors. As university campuses close and disease prevention efforts intensify, hospitals, nursing homes and other health care venues in California and na...

CDC Coronavirus Testing Decision Likely to Haunt US for Months to Come
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/927423

Mar 23rd, 2020 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. As the novel coronavirus snaked its way across the globe, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in early February distributed 200 test kits it had produced to more than 100 public health labs run by states and counties nationwide. Each kit contained material to test...

Feds Tout Drug Candidates to Treat COVID-19
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/927210

Mar 19th, 2020 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Therapeutics could be available in the near term to help treat COVID-19 patients, according to President Donald Trump. During a March 19 press briefing, the president highlighted two drugs that could be put into play in the battle against the virus. The first product is hydroxychlo...

COVID-19: 'Striking' Rates of Anxiety, Depression in Healthcare Workers
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/927581

Mar 25th, 2020 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's  Coronavirus Resource Center. A significant proportion of healthcare workers treating patients exposed to COVID-19 have symptoms of depression, anxiety, and insomnia, new research shows. In a survey of more than 1200 healthcare workers in China, about 50% reported at least mild depression; 14% of physicians an...

COVID-19: Dramatic Changes to Telepsychiatry Rules and Regs
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/927556

Mar 25th, 2020 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's  Coronavirus Resource Center. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the rules and regulations governing telepsychiatry services have changed dramatically, the most radical of which is the introduction of a new waiver by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Under the 1135 emergency waiv...