CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administrationexternal icon (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of Cyclospora infections linked to bagged salad mix containing iceberg lettuce, carrots, and red cabbage produced by Fresh Express.
The CDC has provided the following information regarding the outbreak. Since the last update on July 21, 2020, an additional 87 ill people have been reported in this outbreak, including 38 from 8 new states: Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Maine, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Virginia. The outbreak has infected a total of 212 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Newport have been reported from 23 states. There have been 31 hospitalizations have been reported.
In a comparative analysis published late last week in Clinical Infectious Diseases, the antiviral drug remdesivir was linked to significantly greater recovery and a 62% lower death rate by day 14 versus standard treatment in hospitalized adults with severe COVID-19. Researchers used data from 298 participants in an ongoing phase 3 trial of remdesivir at 45 international sites, as well as retrospective data from an ongoing real-world longitudinal study of 816 patients given standard treatment at 16 international sites.
On July 27, 2020 the World Health Organization -Africa Region provided the latest situation report from the 11th Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in Mbandaka, Équateur Province in Democratic Republic of Congo - 67 cases ( 63 confirmed, 4 probable) 31 deceased & 21 recovered.
Researchers have developed medical wearable devices from just paper and graphite pencils. Read the article to learn more about these devices which could bring huge changes to personal health monitors.
Doctors from Verve Therapeutics, a biotech company, injected a serum into monkeys with the abilities to shut off genes responsible for creating cholesterol and triglyceride fats. Heart disease and fatal heart attacks could be "cured" if this serum is created to accomplish the same in humans.
Researchers from the University of York are using laser-light technology to develop biosensors which could deliver real-time blood test results for patients with infections, to include COVID-19.
With face masks encouraged throughout the world, developers in Switzerland created HelloMasks, breathable, recycleable, and biodegratable masks made from organic biomass-based materials.
A laboratory at Boston University is infecting mini-lungs with COVID-19 to answer questions about why this virus kills infected individuals.
Machine learning, drug creation, and major diseases, how AI and biology could solve problems.