Infection and Outbreak Blogs
- Ecuador: COVID-19 cases top 3,000, 70 percent in Guayas April 2, 2020By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews In Ecuador, the number of COVID-19 cases in the country have nearly tripled in the past week, rising from 1121 on March 25 to 3163 today. The cases in the provinces are Galapagos 10, Guayas 2243, Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas 24, Esmeraldas 11, Manabí 61, Santa Elena 44, Los Ríos 131, El Oro […]
- Malaysia COVID-19 cases top 3,000, Online appointment system April 2, 2020By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews The Malaysia Ministry of Health (MOH) reported an additional 208 COVID-19 cases today, which brings the country total to 3,116. Five additional fatalities were reported. The death toll due to COVID-19 has grown to 50 (1.6 percent of total cases). MOH announced that there are 122 cases that have been recovered and allowed […]
- Plague is a significant source of mortality in pumas in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem April 2, 2020Last month, a study in the journal, Environmental Conservation, researchers revealed that the agent of plague, Yersinia pestis, isn’t very uncommon among big cats in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. According to the study abstract: We tested for plague (Yersinia pestis) in a puma population in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) over 9 years, overlapping a case […]
- Hong Kong reports COVID-19 in domestic cat, 3rd positive animal April 2, 2020By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews Hong Kong’s Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department reported this week the first COVID-19 positive case in a domestic cat. The case involves a domestic short-haired cat that lived in a residence in Aberdeen. When the owner was confirmed with COVID-19, the cat was sent for quarantine at the animal keeping facility at the […]
- Comment on 4 Tips to Stay Healthy Around Your Pet by Blog Administrator March 31, 2020If you have general questions regarding COVID-19, please see the CDC’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 FAQ page (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html) for timely information.
- Comment on The 1918 Flu Pandemic: Why It Matters 100 Years Later by Linda March 31, 2020My mother’s cousin was 21 when the 1918 influenza epidemic hit. He had cerebral palsy and was at risk for disease and he died. It’s hard though to comprehend how the influenza reached his tiny town outside of Abilene, Texas. There was very little medicine for colds or pneumonia for anyone in that time period.
- Comment on The 1918 Flu Pandemic: Why It Matters 100 Years Later by Madhav March 30, 2020The CDC dropped the ball on this one, we need to shut down the country to prevent a worst case scenario. (writing this on 3/30/20) The economy will tank no matter what, but we can prevent millions of deaths yet.
- Comment on The 1918 Flu Pandemic: Why It Matters 100 Years Later by Victoria Hart March 29, 2020Thank you for this article. It certainly puts the current COVID-19 pandemic in perspective, as well as reinforcing the need for social distancing! We are fortunate to live in a time when significant advances have been made in medicine and technology.
- Update: State Controlled Substance Pharmacy Law Waivers and COVID-19 Response April 2, 2020By Kalie E. Richardson —
- FDA Works Around the Clock, Provides More Detailed Guidance on the Conduct of Clinical Trials Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic April 1, 2020By James E. Valentine & David B. Clissold & Jeffrey K. Shapiro —
- FDA Relaxes Postmarketing Reporting Requirements During a Pandemic April 1, 2020By Anne K. Walsh —
- Amid Concerns of Shortage, FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Ventilators, Accessories and Other Respiratory Devices March 31, 2020By Adrienne R. Lenz, Senior Medical Device Regulation Expert —
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