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Latent tuberculosis infection: updated and consolidated guidelines for programmatic management
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK531235/pdf/Bookshelf_NBK531235.pdf
WHO

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.

Maps, masks and media - Traveller and practitioner resources for 2019 novel c...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7129271
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,

Global epidemiology of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): disease incidence, d...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7156123
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, China. So far, COVID-19 has affected 85 403 patients in 57 countries/territories and has caused 2924 deaths in 9 countries. However, epidemiological data differ between countries. Although China had higher morbidity and mortality than other sites, the number of new daily cases in China...

The 17th International Congress on Infectious Diseases workshop on developing infection...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7110576
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...

The outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus and its impact on global mental health.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0020764020915212
The International Journal of Social Psychiatry; Torales J, O'Higgins M et. al.

Mar 30th, 2020 - The current outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus infection among humans in Wuhan (China) and its spreading around the globe is heavily impacting on the global health and mental health. Despite all resources employed to counteract the spreading of the virus, additional global strategies are needed to handle the related mental health issues. Published articles concerning mental health r...

Novel 2019 coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19): an overview for emergency clinicians.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32286766
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice; Giwa AL, Desai A et. al.

Apr 14th, 2020 - The novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, and its infection, COVID-19, has quickly become a worldwide threat to health, travel, and commerce. It is essential for emergency clinicians to learn as much as possible about this pandemic to manage the unprecedented burdens on healthcare providers and hospital systems. This review analyzes information from worldwide research and experience on the epid...

German Army on Standby to Help With Coronavirus Crisis
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/927125

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...

WHO's New Funding Appeal for Coronavirus Fight to Top $1 Billion: Diplomats
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/928442

Apr 9th, 2020 - GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) is preparing to launch an appeal soon for more than $1 billion to fund operations against the COVID-19 pandemic through year-end, diplomats told Reuters on Thursday. It comes against the backdrop of a salvo lobbed by U.S. President Donald Trump against the WHO over its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and suggestions from his administratio...

Comparative epidemiology of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-C...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5520315
Emerging Microbes & Infections; Chen X, Chughtai AA et. al.

Jun 7th, 2017 - MERS-CoV infection emerged in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) in 2012 and has spread to 26 countries. However, 80% of all cases have occurred in KSA. The largest outbreak outside KSA occurred in South Korea (SK) in 2015. In this report, we describe an epidemiological comparison of the two outbreaks. Data from 1299 cases in KSA (2012-2015) and 186 cases in SK (2015) were collected from publicl...

Positive RT-PCR in urine from an asymptomatic patient with novel coronavirus 201...
https://doi.org/10.1080/23744235.2020.1766105
Infectious Diseases (London, England); Ren JG, Li DY et. al.

May 17th, 2020 - Introduction: With the emergence of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in many countries, medical resources currently focus on the treatment of confirmed patients and screening of suspected cases. Asymptomatic patients may be contagious, which makes epidemic control difficult. We describe an asymptomatic patient with a positive real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) t...

Samoa faces coronavirus threat after recovering from deadly measles outbreak
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-samoa/samoa-faces-coronavirus-threat-after-recovering-from-deadly-measles-outbreak-idUSKBN2130NO

Mar 16th, 2020 - APIA, Samoa (Reuters) - Just a few months ago, the Pacific island nation of Samoa was in the grip of a deadly measles epidemic. Now, medical staff are being redeployed, and facilities refitted, to combat the threat of coronavirus on an already stressed population. While the isolated nation, located more than 1000 kilometers (621 miles) north-east of Fiji, has not recorded any COVID-19 ca...

Preliminary Results of Initial Testing for Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Emergen...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7234708
The Western Journal of Emergency Medicine; Tolia VM, Chan TC et. al.

Mar 31st, 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...

Cytologic and histologic samples from patients infected by the novel coronavirus...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7262363
Cancer Cytopathology; Rossi ED, Fadda G et. al.

Apr 7th, 2020 - The 2019 coronavirus pandemic, which started in Wuhan, China, spread around the globe with dramatic and lethal effects. From the initial Chinese epicenter, the European diaspora taxed the resources of several countries and especially those of Italy, which was forced into a complete social and economic shutdown. Infection by droplets contaminating hands and surfaces represents the ...

Prospective Evaluation of Rapid Antigen Tests for Diagnosis of Respiratory Viral Pathog...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7111891
Transplantation Proceedings; Li K, Bai Z et. al.

Aug 21st, 2015 - Acute respiratory infection is a frequently transmitted illness of concern to doctors and patients. Considering its airborne transmission, early diagnosis of such disease is particularly important. This study explored respiratory viral infections with influenza virus, parainfluenza virus, respiratory syncytial virus, human metapneumovirus, human bocavirus, coronavirus, and other early di...

Korean Society for Laboratory Medicine Practice Guidelines for the Molecular Diagnosis ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4773259
Annals of Laboratory Medicine; Ki CS, Lee H et. al.

Feb 26th, 2016 - For two months between May and July 2015, a nationwide outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) occurred in Korea. On June 3, 2015, the Korean Society for Laboratory Medicine (KSLM) launched a MERS-CoV Laboratory Response Task Force (LR-TF) to facilitate clinical laboratories to set up the diagnosis of MERS-CoV infection. Based on the WHO interim recommendation...

'Overwhelming' Number of COVID-19 Cases Expected in US 
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/926923

Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's  Coronavirus Resource Center. As COVID-19 spreads across the United States, it is important to understand the extent of the nation's ICU resources, according to the Society of Critical Care Medicine. The SCCM has updated its statistics on the resources available to care for what could become "an overwhe...

President Declares National Emergency for COVID-19, Ramps Up Testing Capability
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/926825

Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency to allow for additional resources to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and announced increased testing capacity in partnership with private industry. During a March 13 press conference, the president said the declaration would "op...

Mar 20, 2020 This Week in Cardiology Podcast
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/927066

Please note that the text below is not a full transcript and has not been copyedited. For more insight and commentaryon these stories, subscribe to the This Week in Cardiology podcast. In This Week’s Podcast For the week ending March 20, 2020 John Mandrola, MD comments on the following cardiology news [and features] stories. COVID-19 Resources Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) COVID-19...

Guidance for Hospitals on Containing Spread of COVID-19 (CMS, 2020) 
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/927253

The guideline on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection control and prevention for hospitals was released on March 4, 2020 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.[1] Hospitals should monitor the CDC website (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html) for up-to-date information and resources. Hospitals should contact their local health department if the...

Kaiser's COVID-19 Chief Shares Surge Strategies
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/927283

Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's  Coronavirus Resource Center. With the San Francisco Bay Area already mired in coronavirus cases, the lead physician for Kaiser Permanente's national coronavirus response shared advice on sorting patients, preserving PPE supplies, protecting staff and patients, and optimizing resources. "It's tim...