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Modeling the Stability of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) on Skin, Currency, and Clothing

By |2020-07-18T16:39:43+00:00July 18th, 2020|

Abstract A new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) emerged in the winter of 2019 in Wuhan, China, and rapidly spread around the world. The extent and efficiency of SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is far greater than previous coronaviruses that emerged in the 21st Century. Here, we modeled stability of SARS-CoV-2 on skin, paper currency, and clothing to determine if these surfaces [...]

Can controlling blood pressure later in life reduce risk of dementia?

By |2020-07-18T15:45:53+00:00July 18th, 2020|

Everyone talks about the importance of treating high blood pressure, the “silent killer.” And everybody knows that untreated high blood pressure can lead to heart attacks and strokes. But can treating high blood pressure reduce your risk of cognitive impairment and dementia? High blood pressure is a risk factor for cognitive impairment and dementia Cognition encompasses thinking, memory, [...]

Coronavirus Crisis Disrupts Treatment For Another Epidemic: Addiction

By |2020-07-18T15:45:52+00:00July 18th, 2020|

Shawn Hayes was thankful to be holed up at a city-run hotel for people with COVID-19. The 20-year-old wasn’t in jail. He wasn’t on the streets chasing drugs. Methadone to treat his opioid addiction was delivered to his door. Hayes was staying at the hotel because of a coronavirus outbreak at the 270-bed Kirkbride Center addiction treatment [...]

Pew’s Eskin suggests ways to reduce romaine risk from surrounding threats

By |2020-07-18T15:45:51+00:00July 18th, 2020|

Outbreaks A, B, and C sickened at least 188 people in 2019 when they ate romaine lettuce contaminated with E Coli O157:H7. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on May 21 this year that the E. coli O157:H7 contamination responsible for all three romaine outbreaks likely came from fecal material that reached the lettuce crops [...]

Updated Estimates of Chronic Conditions Affecting Risk for Complications from Coronavirus Disease, United States

By |2020-07-18T15:45:48+00:00July 18th, 2020|

Abstract We updated estimates of adults at risk for coronavirus disease complications on the basis of data for China by using recent US hospitalization data. This update to our previous publication substitutes obesity for cancer as an underlying condition and increases adults reporting any of the conditions from 45.4% to 56.0%. We had earlier reported [...]

COVID-19 Employer Information for Banks

By |2020-07-16T16:19:27+00:00July 16th, 2020|

How COVID-19 Spreads COVID-19 is a new disease, and we are still learning about how it spreads. Here’s what we currently know: It mainly spreads from person to person. Between people who are in close contact (within about 6 feet) Through respiratory droplets produced when a person who has COVID-19 coughs, sneezes, or talks COVID-19 [...]

Peru COVID-19 cases top 300K, Hundreds of police officers died

By |2020-07-16T16:19:26+00:00July 16th, 2020|

The Peru Ministry of Health (Minsa) reports in an update today that the country COVID-19 case count has topped 300,000. As of July 5, 2020, 302,718 positive COVID-19 cases have been reported out of 1,782,846 people tested. To date, there are 11,302 hospitalized patients with COVID-19, of which 1,227 are in the ICU with mechanical ventilation. More [...]

Massachusetts reports first EEE positive mosquito sample of the season

By |2020-07-16T16:19:25+00:00July 16th, 2020|

Massachusetts state health officials reported Friday that eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus has been detected in mosquitoes in Massachusetts for the first time this year. The presence of EEE was confirmed today by the Massachusetts State Public Health Laboratory in a mosquito sample collected on July 1 in the community of Orange in Franklin County. [...]

Prevalent Eurasian avian-like H1N1 swine influenza virus with 2009 pandemic viral genes facilitating human infection

By |2020-07-16T16:19:24+00:00July 16th, 2020|

Significance Pigs are intermediate hosts for the generation of pandemic influenza virus. Thus, systematic surveillance of influenza viruses in pigs is a key measure for prewarning the emergence of the next pandemic influenza. Here, we identified a reassortant EA H1N1 virus possessing pdm/09 and TR-derived internal genes, termed as G4 genotype, which has become predominant in [...]

Canada weeks away from first glimpse at true rate of COVID-19 infections

By |2020-07-16T16:19:23+00:00July 16th, 2020|

OTTAWA — The national immunity task force has started testing thousands of blood samples for COVID-19 antibodies and should be able to produce a more detailed picture of how many Canadians have been infected with the novel coronavirus within a couple of weeks. It will be much longer, however, before we know more about what kind [...]