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Publication Date:
5/22/2020
Post Date: 5/22/2020

This update to a previous study found the 2020 goal of human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) elimination as a public health problem possible. 

Publication Date:
5/18/2020
Post Date: 5/18/2020

This study evaluated the impact of social distancing measures on the growth rate of confirmed COVID-19 cases across US counties between March 1, 2020 and April 27, 2020.  The study predicted that COVID-19 spread would have been 10 times greater—meaning 10 million more cases—by Apr 27 without shelter-in-place orders. The study also found that without additional measures such as event bans, school closures, and closures of other venues such as restaurants and gyms, COVID-19 spread would have been 35 times greater, potentially resulting in 35 million more cases.

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Publication Date:
5/18/2020
Post Date: 5/18/2020

This study analyzed the antibiotic prescribing practices between 2008 and 2017 in a teaching (TH) and a non-teaching (NTH) hospital.  These hospitals were chosen to be representative of hospitals in low- and middle-income countries.  This study compared the antibiotic prescribing for severe infectious indications for which empiric antibiotic treatment is recommended.

Publication Date:
5/13/2020
Post Date: 5/13/2020

Since February 28, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports two new laboratory-confirmed human cases of influenza A(H9N2) virus infections were reported from China. Both cases were in young children aged 3 and 5. 

Publication Date:
5/12/2020
Post Date: 5/12/2020

This article provides a behind the scenes look at first novel brain cell transplant.  

Publication Date:
5/9/2020
Post Date: 5/9/2020

A new study from the University of Hong Kong demonstrates the combination of lopinavir/ ritonavir, ribavirin and interferon beta-1b shortens the recovery time from COVID-19 and reduces the viral load.  

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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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