World Health Organization; WHO
Mar 10th, 2020 - Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery;
Mar 22nd, 2020 - Anosmia, Hyposmia, and Dysgeusia Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease. Anecdotal evidence is rapidly accumulating from sites around the world that anosmia and dysgeusia are significant symptoms associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Anosmia, in particular, has been seen in patients ultimately testing positive for the coronavirus with no other symptoms. We propose that these symptoms b...
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease; Chiodini J
Feb 11th, 2020 - Maps, masks and media - Traveller and practitioner resources for 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) acute respiratory virus.|2020|Chiodini J,|epidemiology,prevention & control,transmission,epidemiology,prevention & control,transmission,
International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents; Lai CC, Wang CY et. al.
Mar 22nd, 2020 - It has been 2 months since the first case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was reported in Wuhan. So far, COVID-19 has affected 84,503 patients in 57 countries/territories and caused 2,924 deaths in nine countries. However, the epidemiology data differ across countries. Although China had higher morbidity and mortality than other sites, the number of new cases per day in China is l...
Mar 20th, 2020 - The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has issued guidance and a roadmap to key resources for dermatologists who are navigating the rapidly changing world of best practices in patient care delivery and reimbursement in the era of COVID-19. Dr.
Feb 18th, 2018 - These new guidelines supersede previous WHO policy documents on the management of LTBI (Latent Tuberculosis Infection) in people living with HIV, household contacts of people with active TB, other groups at risk of developing TB, and for LTBI testing. The consolidated guidelines are expected to provide the basis and rationale for the development of national guidelines for LTBI management, adapt.
Mar 16th, 2020 - Experts from the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA)—a Member Institution of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)—are sharing insights and advice on how to continue providing optimal cancer care during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. SCCA includes the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington, which are located in the epicenter of th...
National Institutes of Health;
Coronavirus Resources from NIH
Feb 28th, 2020 - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior U.S. health official told lawmakers that the coronavirus that is spreading globally is unlikely to disappear next year and that many more cases should be expected in the United States, according to a source who attended a briefing on Friday. Anthony Fauci, who heads the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious diseases, also told House of Representativ...
Feb 7th, 2020 - BEIJING (Reuters) - The rapidly spreading virus in China and a shortage of medical resources are prompting people to resort to unorthodox ways to obtain treatment, with some appealing to HIV patients and unauthorized importers for medicine. Chinese health authorities have said there is not yet any effective cure for the virus, which has killed more than 500 people in China. Although ther...
The Western Journal of Emergency Medicine; Tolia VM, Chan TC et. al.
Mar 26th, 2020 - On March 10, 2020, the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic due to widespread infection of the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). We report the preliminary results of a targeted program of COVID-19 infection testing in the ED in the first 10 days of its initiation at our institution. We conducted a review of prospectively collected data on all ED patients who had targeted...
Mar 24th, 2020 - (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said on Tuesday it had awarded $100 million to 1,381 health centers across the nation to bolster their response to the coronavirus pandemic. The health centers may use the funds to meet screening and testing needs, acquire medical supplies and boost telehealth capacity, the HHS said. "The new grants we're releasing today ...
Mar 19th, 2020 - "We are preparing for a worst-case scenario where a very large number of people will become infected and we have the human resources to help," she said. The number of confirmed cases in Germany jumped by almost a third on Thursday to reach 11,000, with 20 known deaths to date, according to the Robert Koch Institute for Disease Control. This has confirmed fears that Germany risks ending u...
Mar 17th, 2020 - The moves illustrate the massive government effort that will be required to deal with the fast-spreading pandemic, with the number of cases topping 5,800 in the United States and the death toll approaching 100. Military officials have cautioned that while the Pentagon is ready to help, most of the military's readily available medical resources are focused on trauma care rather than infec...
Mar 1st, 2020 - JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia has the resources to cope with a coronavirus outbreak, the director of its leading infectious diseases hospital said, defending detection procedures in the Southeast Asian nation of more than 260 million, where no cases have been reported. Chief Executive of Sulianti Saroso Hospital, Muhammad Syahril gestures as he talks during an interview at his off...
Feb 26th, 2020 - U.S. House Armed Services Committee receives testimony from Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley on Pentagon's fiscal year 2021 budget request in Washington, U.S., February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Voisard. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon told Congress on Wednesday it was reviewing the possibility it may need additional funding to deal with the spread of the coronavirus...
Feb 6th, 2020 - BEIJING (Reuters) - The rapidly spreading virus in China and a shortage of medical resources are prompting people to resort to unorthodox ways to obtain treatment, with some appealing to HIV patients and unauthorized importers for medicine. Chinese health authorities have said there is not yet any effective cure for the virus, which has killed more than 500 people in China. Although ther...
International Journal of Infectious Diseases : IJID : Official Publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases; Sastry S, Masroor N et. al.
Feb 21st, 2017 - Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are a major concern to healthcare systems around the world. They are associated with significant morbidity and mortality, in addition to increased hospitalization costs. Recent outbreaks, including those caused by the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus and Ebola virus, have highlighted the importance of infection control. Moreover, HAIs, espe...
Mar 17th, 2020 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Home testing for infection with the 2019 novel coronavirus offers a feasible alternative to testing at the hospital, according to a new report. "In the early part of an outbreak, like this one, we found home assessment to be a very important tool to help test people outside of the hospital," said Dr. Chloe Bryson-Cahn of the University of Washington School of ...
Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation : Official Publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association; Basile C, Combe C et. al.
Mar 19th, 2020 - COVID-19, a disease caused by a novel coronavirus, is a major global human threat that has turned into a pandemic. This novel coronavirus has specifically high morbidity in the elderly and in comorbid populations. Uraemic patients on dialysis combine an intrinsic fragility and a very frequent burden of comorbidities with a specific setting in which many patients are repeatedly tre...