Tag: quarantine

CDC Mandates Measles Quarantine for Afghanistan Evacuees

Evacuees of Afghanistan who have arrived in the United States must be vaccinated against measles and undergo quarantine for 21 days, according to a health...

Death Reported From Ebola-Like Marburg Virus in West Africa

The Marburg virus, which causes a severe disease that is in the same virus family that causes Ebola, has been identified in southwest Guinea near...

Weekend Virus Cases Increase Sixfold in 3 Weeks

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s department of health reported Monday that...

Best Vacations for Doctors Ready to Travel: Where To Go?

Americans are traveling as if they’ve been unleashed — crowding the skies, highways, and byways, looking for a well-deserved respite. Physicians and other healthcare workers,...

Survey Offers Snapshot of Nationwide COVID-19 Discharge Practices

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Discharge practices for COVID-19 patients vary widely at the nation’s academic...

Loneliness in Middle-Aged Men Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

Loneliness among middle-aged men ups their risk of cancer, and being single at the time of diagnosis confers a worse prognosis, suggest results from a...

As Virus Engulfs India, Diaspora Watches With Despair

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bad news, knowing no time zones, arrives...

COVID-19 Infection Conveys Imperfect Immunity in Young Adults

Do your patients think that getting COVID-19 is fully protective against subsequent reinfection? Tell it to the Marines. A study of U.S. Marine recruits on...

Paroxysmal AF Can Recur but Burden Plunges After Durable Ablation

A randomized comparison of two ablation catheter designs in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) may say less about the choice of equipment than the...

Get Vaccinated and You Can Travel

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. April 2, 2021 — People who are fully vaccinated can now...

Neutral Zone Border-Crossing Parties Risking Infection

BLAINE, Wash. — In the shadows of covid travel restrictions, a 42-acre park on the far western edge of the U.S.-Canadian dividing line has become...

A Single-County Measles Outbreak Cost Millions, Study Finds

A measles outbreak that infected 72 people in Washington State cost approximately $3.4 million, including costs of the public health response, medical treatment expenses, and...

People want to forget March 1, 2020 but it is seared into my memory: Delhi’s 1st COVID-19 patient

It’s a day most Delhiites would like to erase from their memories but March 1, 2020, the day the city reported its first case of...

Murthy for SG, Levine for HHS Get Mostly Positive Senate Reception

The Biden administration nominees for surgeon general and assistant secretary for health had a mostly positive reception from senators during their first and only confirmation...

COVID Quarantines Not Necessary for Vaccinated People

THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Fully vaccinated Americans can now skip quarantines if they are exposed to someone infected with COVID-19, new federal...

As Contact Tracing Struggles, Biden Looks to Boost It

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Contact tracing, a critical part of efforts to slow the spread...

Tennessee Emerges as New COVID-19 Epicenter in US

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Tennessee emerged on Wednesday as an epicenter of the latest COVID-19 surge as U.S. political leaders sought to guard against a...

Contact Tracing in Hospitals Falls Off As COVID-19 Cases Rise

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Like most healthcare workers at his hospital in Lafayette, Indiana, Ramesh...

Biden Taps Vivek Murthy, MD, for Surgeon General

President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, to serve as the 21st surgeon general of the United States. If he is confirmed,...

COVID-19 Fuels Surge in Overdose-Related Cardiac Arrests

There has been a sharp increase in overdose-related cardiac arrests in the US during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new analysis shows. Overall rates in 2020...

Biden Will Ask Americans to Wear Masks for 100 Days

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. President-elect Joe Biden says one of the first things he’ll do...

7th Pakistan cricket team member tests positive for COVID-19

WELLINGTON, New Zealand: A seventh member of the Pakistan cricket team in New Zealand has tested positive for COVID-19 and will join other infected teammates...

Over Half of Isolation Gowns Fail to Meet Protective Standards

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. More than half of the disposable isolation gowns tested by ECRI,...

US Scientists Scan the Menagerie for COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In April, a 4-year-old Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo tested...

Colleges Testing Wastewater to Find COVID Outbreaks Early

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. More than 65 colleges or universities in the United States are...