Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Adherence to quarantine during COVID-19 pandemic

Information, social influence, the practicalities of isolation and a clear understanding of the benefits of quarantine are key to people adhering to this measure to contain infectious disease outbreaks, according to new research ...

Medical research

Feedback-based policy can help manage COVID-19 more effectively

A team of applied science researchers at the University of British Columbia have joined the fight against COVID-19. They've developed a systematic feedback strategy they say can help public health authorities in their efforts ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China reports 1,300 asymptomatic virus cases after public concern

China on Wednesday said it has more than 1,300 asymptomatic coronavirus cases, the first time it has released such data following public concern over people who have tested positive but are not showing symptoms.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why quarantines are so difficult to implement: Lessons from the 1800s

More than a hundred years ago, disease immunizations often seemed like something out of a low-budget horror movie: Mix water with a sick patient's pulverized scabs. Then, insert the pulp into shallow cuts on a healthy person's ...

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