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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Models of coronavirus underestimate the epidemic's peak and overestimate its duration

Many of the models being used to forecast the COVID-19 epidemic give poor predictions of both the epidemic's peak and its duration—according to an academic at the University of East Anglia (UEA).

Pediatrics

No treatment change needed for peds IBD during COVID-19 pandemic

(HealthDay)—Preliminary data regarding outcomes for pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak are reassuring, according to research published online ...

COVID-19 outbreak

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is the infectious disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)

A pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan, China was first reported to the World Health Organization Country Office in China on 31 December 2019 and recognised as a pandemic on 11 March 2020.

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed COVID-19 cases.

More information: WHO, CDC, global cases.

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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A quick pivot turns an infectious disease class into timely education

Biologist David Roos studied influenza as a grad student, and he typically kicks off his advanced course on infectious disease biology with a focus on that virus. That's how he began this semester, too, with plans to also ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why clinical trials during disease outbreaks may need a new approach

Scientists around the world are racing to develop vaccines and treatments for the novel coronavirus in an effort to halt the global COVID-19 pandemic. While recognizing the need for speed, the scientific community is committed ...

Health

Majority of physicians report serious concerns about COVID-19

According to a national survey conducted by Harvard Medical School, the RAND Corporation, and Doximity, practicing physicians currently report substantial concerns about supplies, the government response, and availability ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The importance of timing in restrictive confinement

COVID-19 is revealing invisible ingredients in our contact networks—breath, touching, and physical surfaces. Understanding these networks is key to assessing how infectious diseases spread and how measures to extinguish ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Importance of following stay at home restrictions

Shelter-in-place and stay-at-home orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic have gone into effect in different areas of the U.S. While the hope is everyone voluntarily complies with these types of orders, having a formal executive ...

Cardiology

How does COVID-19 affect the heart?

The effects of COVID-19 on the lungs are well-known. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, more information is becoming available about the role the virus, called SARS-CoV-2, has on the heart. "Individuals with known cardiovascular ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

U.S. study finds COVID-19 seldom severe in kids

(HealthDay)—Mirroring findings from a similar study in China, the first comprehensive tally of coronavirus infection in American children shows it's much less likely to cause severe illness.

Oncology & Cancer

Radiotherapy for prostate cancer adjusted during COVID-19

(HealthDay)—In a special article published online April 1 in Advances in Radiation Oncology, a framework is laid out for the management of radiotherapy for prostate cancer patients during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China's virus pandemic epicenter Wuhan ends 76-day lockdown

The lockdown that served as a model for countries battling the coronavirus around the world has ended after 11 weeks: Chinese authorities are allowing residents of Wuhan to once again travel in and out of the sprawling city ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

NYC virus deaths exceed 3,200, topping toll for 9/11 attacks

New York City's death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed the number of those killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11, health officials said Tuesday. In Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in intensive care with the ...