Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Historian examines yellow fever outbreak in 19th-century New Orleans

The uncertainties and anxiety people feel today about the novel coronavirus are similar to the fears many Americans experienced during the yellow fever outbreak in 19th-century New Orleans, according to Stanford historian ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Arthritis drug answer to pregnancy malaria, study finds

Babies exposed to malaria in the womb can suffer low birth weight and miscarriages, but a new study has found a common arthritis drug could put an end to the scourge of placental malaria.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Malaria drugs' promise for coronavirus spurs hope, shortages

Excitement about treating the new coronavirus with malaria drugs is raising hopes, including with President Donald Trump. But the evidence that they may help is thin, and a run on the drugs is complicating access for people ...

Medications

Coronavirus drugs: Where we are and what we know

Medicines designed to treat COVID-19 won't be on pharmacy shelves for months or even years, but thousands of patients are in hospitals and health clinics now. So doctors are looking to drugs that are already approved for ...

Medications

US fast-tracking antimalarials to treat coronavirus

The US is fast-tracking antimalarial drugs for use as a treatment against the new coronavirus, President Donald Trump said Thursday, following encouraging early results in France and China.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Asia steps up virus efforts as second wave of infections strikes

From Australia's Bondi Beach to the streets of New Delhi, authorities across Asia have ramped up efforts to stem the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus amid fears of a second wave of infections in places where outbreaks ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

NY airports, hospitals under pressure as virus cases mount

The Federal Aviation Administration briefly suspended flights to New York City-area airports on Saturday because of coronavirus-related staffing issues as the number of confirmed cases in New York state soared above 10,000.

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California goes on virus lockdown as Italy death toll overtakes China

California's 40 million people were under lockdown on Friday in the most drastic quarantine efforts by a US state to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus, as the global toll surged with Italy surpassing China as the country ...

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Public health leadership paramount to emerging coronavirus pandemic

For decades, public health officials have directed the containment of emerging pandemics—perhaps most notably—the worldwide eradication of smallpox starting in the early to mid-1960s. Since then, surveillance systems ...

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