When dealing with a dual outbreak of dengue and the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), a strong triage system, including designated testing wards and diagnostic tests, can help minimize the risk of healthcare-associated transmission, according to a new Singapore study.
Neonates with symptomatic novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) more frequently require respiratory support, with high C-reactive protein (CRP) levels or greater prothrombin time (PT) indicating a more severe disease, according to a recent study.
Researchers from the Department of Microbiology at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) are the first to document a case of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) reinfection with a phylogenetically distinct strain of the virus using whole genome sequencing.
As high as 40 percent of the healthcare workers (HCWs) infected with COVID-19 were asymptomatic, raising concerns on silent transmission in the healthcare settings, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis released during ECCVID 2020.
Not only do asymptomatic COVID-19 carriers have viral loads that are similar to symptomatic patients, they could remain asymptomatic for a prolonged period of median 24 days from diagnosis, reveals a study.
Diabetes is a key risk factor for heart failure (HF), which is the leading cause of hospitalization in patients with or without diabetes. SGLT-2* inhibitors (SGLT-2is) have been shown to reduce the risk of hospitalization for HF (HHF) regardless of the presence or absence of diabetes.