Medicine


COVID-19: Gauteng reports 350 coronavirus recoveries COVID-19: Gauteng reports 350 coronavirus recoveries
- April 14, 2020

The company did not specify how many employees tested positive for the virus, but as of Monday (April 13) the KDHE reports 16 confirmed cases in Ford County. Citing expert projections, Philippine Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles on Tuesday said the local lockdown , which started five days after confirmation of the first domestic transmission on March 7, may have prevented between 1.9 and 8.3 million coronavirus infections.The government has stressed that it is not mass testing, but using a ... (more...)
Niagara Health has 27 people being treated for COVID-19
- April 14, 2020

Sunnybrook offers long-term, respite, hospice and dementia care at its 95-bed center. According to Public Health data, there are 19 people hospitalized for COVID-19, and seven people in intensive care. The first case was reported in Marshall County on March 23. The state considers an outbreak as two or more cases. At their facilities, Niagara Health has tested 221 positive cases of COVID-19. (more...)
Ebola panic: Fears for deadly new outbreak as World Health Organization battles new hotspot Ebola panic: Fears for deadly new outbreak as World Health Organization battles new hotspot
- April 14, 2020

Kavota Mugisha Robert (L), a healthcare worker who volunteered in the Ebola response, stands with decontamination gear as his colleague prepare to enter a house where a woman, 85, is suspected of dying of Ebola in the Eastern Congolese town of Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo , October 8, 2019. (more...)
COVID-19 can spread up to 4 metres COVID-19 can spread up to 4 metres
- April 14, 2020

The study revealed that air samples from the hospital wards with COVID-19 patients could travel up to 13 feet or four meters, which is twice the regulated guidelines say that people should keep their distance. "We've learned from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases that coronavirus can remain active on some surfaces, like plastic, for up to two to three days", public health specialist Carol Winner told the Huffington Post. (more...)
California to discuss re-opening economies with Washington, Oregon — Newsom California to discuss re-opening economies with Washington, Oregon — Newsom
- April 14, 2020

Newsweek reached out to the offices of the governors of California and OR for comment. California is developing a plan to ease social distancing rules incrementally as the pace of new cases and hospitalizations from the novel coronavirus appears to be moderating in the most populous USA state, Governor Gavin Newsom said Monday. (more...)
42 dead in coronavirus outbreak at Virginia nursing home, more expected 42 dead in coronavirus outbreak at Virginia nursing home, more expected
- April 14, 2020

Wright told media at a recent news conference: "It's a battle that at times we feel like we're losing". The city said it does not now have a breakdown available of the number of residents versus workers who tested positive over the weekend. (more...)
Sanford Health to Lead Study of Possible Covid-19 Drug Therapy Sanford Health to Lead Study of Possible Covid-19 Drug Therapy
- April 14, 2020

Sanford Health, the largest rural health care provider in the U.S., Avera Health and Monument Health will be part of the trial, according to the governor's office. By potentially limiting the number of infections, Suttle said they can stop the virus from spreading. Dr. Suttle says there are multiple trials ongoing. (more...)
CDC extends 'no sail order' for all cruises during coronavirus crisis CDC extends 'no sail order' for all cruises during coronavirus crisis
- April 14, 2020

In a press release, the CDC stated they extended the order because "cruise ship travel increases the risk and impact of COVID-19 outbreak with the United States". Cruise ships will have to continue to follow the pandemic procedures in place by the USA authorities including while docked in port. The Indiana State Department of Health reported 30 more people have died from COVID-19 and almost 7,400 people have tested positive. (more...)
Pritzker gives Easter COVID update Pritzker gives Easter COVID update
- April 13, 2020

There are 1,672 new cases of COVID-19, and 43 more people have died from complications of the disease, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Sunday, April 12. Gov. "I pray as we move forward that these trends continue, and if they do, it will be because of all of you adhering to our stay-at-home order", the governor said. (more...)
Wales playing leading role in 'antibody transfusion' treatment for coronavirus patients Wales playing leading role in 'antibody transfusion' treatment for coronavirus patients
- April 13, 2020

The initial study will investigate only the safety and feasibility of procedures for identifying donors, collecting plasma donations and administering transfusions. Plasma from survivors of an infectious disease, called convalescent plasma, can be used for seriously ill coronavirus patients, especially those with a suppressed immune system, to boost their antibodies and help stimulate recovery, Kuttner said. (more...)
COVID-19 survivors donate blood to help other patients - PGH
- April 13, 2020

Immunity develops early in asymptomatic or persons with mild symptoms, while it develops later in severe and critically-ill COVID 19 patients, she explained. Dr. Jonas Del Rosario, PGH spokesperson, said the seven individuals are among the 21 COVID-19 survivors being eyed for the procedure after they were found to be eligible blood donors. (more...)
Coronavirus: WHO warns against early lifting of lockdown Coronavirus: WHO warns against early lifting of lockdown
- April 13, 2020

Tedros said it would be a "dangerous" move to decide early in relaxing the restrictions. Tedros said earlier in his remarks that there had been a slowing of infections in some of the hardest-hit European countries such as Italy and Spain. (more...)
China's meat market on verge of closure after corona pandemic China's meat market on verge of closure after corona pandemic
- April 13, 2020

According to the report , details regarding the government's coronavirus research censorship procedures were posted and deleted shortly afterward on the websites of Shanghai's Fudan University and the Wuhan University of Geosciences. "My goal is to make sure that all this information is not lost or deleted", one of the unidentified Chinese nationals said with her face covered in the clip. (more...)
UCLA Health: Will Sick People's Blood Yield a Treatment? UCLA Health: Will Sick People's Blood Yield a Treatment?
- April 13, 2020

This can be transfused to patients whose immune systems are struggling to develop their own antibodies. Doctors believe the plasma of patients who have completely recovered from Covid-19 is rich in antibodies that can fight off the virus. (more...)
Boris Johnson leaves hospital, saying 'things could have gone either way' Boris Johnson leaves hospital, saying 'things could have gone either way'
- April 13, 2020

An influential coronavirus model from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington's School of Medicine in Seattle predicted earlier this week that the United Kingdom will be the worst-hit European country, with a death toll from Covid-19 reaching 66,314 by early August. (more...)
New Zealand is slowing spread of COVID-19 New Zealand is slowing spread of COVID-19
- April 13, 2020

Australia's Deputy Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly said on Friday that the country was on the "cusp" of eliminating the virus, but he added: "Whether that's where we're going to be in several weeks or months remains to be seen". Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will outline the Government's next steps to combat the spread of Coronavirus. He is the third person in the Rosewood Resthome cluster to pass away. (more...)
British scientist: Coronavirus vaccine may be ready by September
- April 13, 2020

COVID-19 also ravaged the top ranks of the British leadership, with prince charles and Prime Minister Boris Johnson both positive. Prof Gilbert's team is one of dozens worldwide working on a vaccine and is the most advanced in Britain, she told the Times . (more...)
US FDA Authorises Blood Purification Device to Treat Covid-19 Patients US FDA Authorises Blood Purification Device to Treat Covid-19 Patients
- April 13, 2020

Nicolas Barros, a transplant infectious diseases specialist at IU Health and assistant professor of clinical medicine at IU School of Medicine. The study is aimed at assessing the efficacy of convalescent plasma to limit complications in COVID-19 patients and to evaluate the safety of treatment with anti SARS-CoV-2 plasma in coronavirus-infected patients. (more...)
LA Shelter-in-Place Order Extended Until May 15 LA Shelter-in-Place Order Extended Until May 15
- April 13, 2020

The effort has actually clearly been a significant hit to the dining establishments and also regional organisations, however several have actually introduced carry-out food programs to proceed some type of earnings stream. Lewis said roughly 1% of those people will require intensive- care unit treatment, which could potentially run short if cases spike upward and no additional efforts are made to add ICU beds. (more...)
Sanofi to donate 100 million doses of hydroxychloroquine across 50 countries Sanofi to donate 100 million doses of hydroxychloroquine across 50 countries
- April 13, 2020

The trial suggested that the drug might be effective against the coronavirus when used with azithromycin, an antibiotic. However, the drug can cause dermatological reactions, seizures, cardiac arrythmias, and hypoglycemia. "Effective therapies for COVID-19 are urgently needed", said James Kiley, director of the Division of Lung Diseases at the NHLBI. Despite a lack of evidence for its effectiveness against the new coronavirus, US President Donald Trump has been repeatedly promoting this ... (more...)

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