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Study findings posted online in Critical Care Medicine, show that corticosteroid use among individuals with influenza may increase both mortality and hospital-acquired infection. “Corticosteroids may be beneficial in sepsis, but uncertainty remains over their effects in severe influenza,” study…
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The 2019 novel coronavirus, which until this time has been referred to as 2019-nCoV, has been officially named. “Under agreed guidelines between WHO, the World Organization for Animal Health and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, we had to find a name that did not refer…
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee On Immunization Practices has released the 2020 recommended immunization schedule for adults. The schedule has also been approved by the American College of Physicians, American Academy of Family Physicians, American College…
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued new guidance on the screening and treatment of patients with suspected novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This new guidance “supersedes guidance in CDC’s HAN 426 distributed on January 17, 2020.” The guidance includes a new flowchart…
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By Panu Wongcha-um BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai doctors have seen success in treating severe cases of the new coronavirus with combination of medications for flu and HIV, with initial results showing vast improvement 48 hours after applying the treatment, they said on Sunday. The doctors from…
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By Reuters Staff PARIS (Reuters) - France's Pasteur Institute Foundation said on Friday it had set up a taskforce aimed at developing a vaccine against the coronavirus in 20 months. The United States, Japan and others tightened travel curbs to virus-hit China while businesses struggled with…
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By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The VXA-A1.1 oral influenza vaccine was well tolerated and provided protective immunity against virus shedding similar to that of intramuscular inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV), in a phase II trial. "An oral influenza vaccine would make a big impact…
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The novel coronavirus associated with the current Chinese outbreak has an incubation time of 10 to 14 days, during which time the virus can be transmitted, according to Ma Xiaowei, the Minister in charge of the Chinese National Health Commission.1 As of January 26, 2020, 2014 confirmed cases of…
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By Julie Steenhuysen (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday it is seeking special emergency authorization from the Food and Drug Administration to allow U.S. states to use a CDC-developed diagnostic test to detect the new coronavirus from China. Currently…
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released new guidance for health care providers regarding the evaluation of patients with suspected novel coronavirus in response to the ongoing outbreak of novel coronavirus in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. At present, over 200 cases have…
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