Tag Archives: disease surveillance

Encephalitis Case Report, Silent Spreaders

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 03, 2020 — Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think you need to know about today:  First Presumptive Case Report of Encephalitis Linked to COVID-19 In a case report published online in the journal Radiology, …

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A Hospitalist’s Advice, Fighting an ‘Infodemic’

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 30, 2020 —  Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think you need to know about today:  A Hospitalist’s Advice Stanford University had its first confirmed case of COVID-19 around March 10. After weeks …

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ACC Guidance on Cardiac Implications of Coronavirus

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“The first reported death was a 61-year-old male, with a long history of smoking, who succumbed to acute respiratory distress, heartfailure, and cardiac arrest,” the document notes. “Early, unpublished first-hand reports suggest at least some patients develop myocarditis.” Stressing the current uncertainty about the virus, the bulletin provides the following clinical …

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Coronavirus Fear Goes Viral on Social Media

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

That a large percentage of the social media posts reviewed by Medscape express unease and conspiracy theories isn’t surprising to David Ropeik, a former Harvard professor and author of the book, How Risky Is It, Really? Why Our Fears Don’t Always Match the Facts (McGraw Hill, 2010.) “Our brain’s first reaction …

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Healthcare Workers in China Hit Hard by Novel Coronavirus

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Case Series of 138 Hospitalized Patients in China Meanwhile, in the largest case series published thus far, Dawei Wang, MD, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China, and colleagues found that patients infected with 2019-nCoV may appear to be doing well for …

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Brazil Confirms First Case of COVID-19 in Latin America

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: FEBRUARY 26, 2020 — The Brazilian Ministry of Health confirmed the country’s first case of COVID-19 today. It is a man from São Paulo who came back recently from a working trip to Italy, where so far 374 cases of the …

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Study Suggests Multiple Shedding Routes

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: FEBRUARY 21, 2020 — The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) responsible for the COVID-19 global outbreak may have multiple infection routes, according to a study published online February 17 in Emerging Microbes & Infection. “We detected the virus in oral swabs, anal swabs, and blood,” write Wei …

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Time to ‘Take the Risk of Scaring People’

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: FEBRUARY 25, 2020 — It’s past time to call the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, a pandemic and “time to push people to prepare, and guide their prep,” according to risk communication experts. Medical messaging about containing or stopping the spread of the …

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Clinicians Can Lead the Way

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: FEBRUARY 27, 2020 — Clinicians can help lead the way in COVID-19 preparedness by fighting pandemic denial in themselves and being frank with their patients, says Peter Sandman, PhD, a risk communication consultant based in New York City. “People have to …

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Infection Control Protects Hospital Staff From COVID-19

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 05, 2020 — Hospital-related infections have been widely reported during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, with healthcare professionals bearing a disproportionate risk. However, a proactive response in Hong Kong’s public hospital system appears to have bucked this trend and successfully protected both patients and …

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