Tag: disease surveillance

Vaccine Breakthrough Cases Rising With Delta: Here’s What That Means

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. At a recent town hall meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, President Joe...

Pfizer, AZ Vaccines Effective Against Delta, After 2 Doses: Study

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca vaccines — the primary vaccine options in...

Tuskegee Relatives Promote COVID-19 Vaccines in Ad Campaign

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Tuskegee is the one-word answer some people give as a reason...

Gut Microbes With Resistance Genes Hitchhike Home With Travelers

Travelers returning home from foreign destinations are bringing back more than tourist souvenirs and memories. Their guts may be harboring new microbial hitchhikers, some of...

Pfizer Vaccine Protects Less Against India Variant

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. June 4, 2021 — The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine produces lower levels...

J&J Pause Magnifies Worry About COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. The news today that states are being asked to pause administration...

Multiple Reasons Behind the Recent SARS-CoV-2 Surges in the US

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Are SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern behind the recent jump in COVID-19...

SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Tests Most Sensitive in Men, Middle Aged

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Tests to detect antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 are most sensitive among people...

No COVID-19 Vaccines Safety Surprises

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Jan. 27, 2021 — The United States is nearly 6 weeks...

US Surpasses 400,000 COVID-19 Deaths

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The U.S. passed 400,000 COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, according to data...

Two Twins, Different COVID-19 Trajectories

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Twin brothers in Italy developed symptoms of COVID-19 on the same...

A Reality Check on COVID-19 Risks From Air Travel

The holidays are approaching just as COVID-19 case rates nationwide are increasing at a record-breaking pace, leading to dire warnings from public health experts. The...

NY Mulls Travel Rules as Neighboring States Hit Threshold

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center . ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York may have to consider...

Almost 20 Anesthesiology Residents Catch COVID After Attending Party

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The University of Florida (UF) Health is refusing to confirm a...

Concerns Continue About Order to Report COVID-19 Data Only to HHS

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Several days after the federal government barred hospitals from reporting COVID-19...

COVID-19 Virus Found in Stool May Be Infectious

May 27, 2020 — A new study has shown that COVID-19 virus isolated from the stool of a sick patient can infect cells in a petri dish....

Healthcare Worker Risk, Prone Positioning

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...

Inflammation, Thrombosis Biomarkers Tied to COVID-19 Deaths

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Biomarkers for inflammation and thrombosis may predict deaths from COVID-19 among...

Revised Disease Classification Triggers Major Prevalence Changes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The transition from the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) to the Tenth Revision (ICD-10-CM) in the...

US HCW Infections and Deaths, CPR Guidance

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...

Hospital Staff ‘Looking for Reasons to Make Trouble’ Amid COVID

Matching the surge in COVID-19 cases is a surge of healthcare workers who won’t speak to journalists for fear of losing their jobs. Why the...

Clinician Infections, Practice Rules Loosened

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...

NYC Hospitals Require In-Person Presence for Telehealth Work

A social worker in New York City was home, caring for his sick son, when the hospital at which he works ordered him to report...

Universal Mask Usage, Death Projections

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...