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Publication Date:
5/8/2020
Post Date: 5/8/2020

Valneva SE, a specialty vaccine company, and Instituto Butantan, producer of immunobiologic products is preparing to start Phase 3 clinical studies of a single-shot chikungunya vaccine, VLA1553, in the United States later this year.

Publication Date:
5/8/2020
Post Date: 5/8/2020

Forty years ago today (8 May 1980), the World Health Organization officially declared smallpox eradicated. 

Publication Date:
5/7/2020
Post Date: 5/7/2020

A new study suggests influenza infection may be reduced in United States children with an initial two-dose series of influenza vaccine.  

Publication Date:
5/7/2020
Post Date: 5/7/2020

This study compared inpatient and intensive care unit utilization in both Wuhan and Guangzhou to the United States. This study suggests strict disease control strategies should be implemented early to mitigate the demand for inpatient and intensive care unit beds during a coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak.

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5/6/2020
Post Date: 5/6/2020

University of North Texas entered a global competition to predict the spread of COVID-19 using artifical intelligence. Students are using real-world data for models to forcast the number of infections and fatalities resulting from the pandemic. More than 400 teams joined the competiion globally.

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Publication Date:
5/1/2020
Post Date: 5/1/2020

This article conducted a systematic literature review and individual patient data (IPD) meta-analysis to compare the efficacy and tolerability of different artemisinin-based or quinine-based treatments for malaria in pregnant women.

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5/1/2020
Post Date: 5/1/2020

This article compares the severity and mortality between male and female patients with COVID-19 or SARS.  The results of the study are men and women have the same prevalence, men with COVID-19 are more at risk for worse outcomes and death, independent of age.

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Publication Date:
4/27/2020
Post Date: 4/27/2020

A study conducted in China on the household transmission of COVID-19 found the secondary attack rate of SARS-CoV-2 in a household is 16.3%. 

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Publication Date:
4/21/2020
Post Date: 4/21/2020

This article characterizes the first 393 consecutive patients with Covid-19 who were admitted to two hospitals in New York City.

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Publication Date:
4/21/2020
Post Date: 4/21/2020

The Democratic Republic of Congo has reported five new Ebola cases just as World Health Organization was preparing to declare an end to the outbreak.