Tag Archives: infections

Risky Work: SARS-CoV-2 Infections Among Frontline Health Care Workers

Health Care Workers Wearing Personal Protective Equipment getty New results of research by a consortium of thirteen medical centers together with the CDC quantify the risk of infection in health care personnel working with Covid-19 patients.  We have long known that health care workers face some risk of infection with SARS-CoV-2 when caring for Covid-19… Read More »

Covid-19 news: Estimated coronavirus infections have fallen in England

By Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool Victoria Jones/PA Wire/PA Images Latest coronavirus news as of 5 pm on 5 June Estimated covid-19 infections have fallen in England The estimated number of people who have had covid-19 in England has fallen in May, according to provisional results from a random swab testing survey by the Office… Read More »

Malaysia reports 30 new COVID-19 infections

FILE PHOTO: Medical workers wearing protective suits pass by barbed wire at the red zone under enhanced lockdown, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia May 11, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia reported 30 new COVID-19 infections on Saturday, taking the cumulative total to 7,762. A senior Ministry… Read More »

Hepatitis C screening among PrEP users could eliminate hepatitis C infections in gay men in the UK

Increasing the frequency of hepatitis C screening in gay and bisexual men taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in the United Kingdom has the potential to reduce new hepatitis C infections in the UK by 2030, especially if the proportion of men taking PrEP increases to 25%, researchers report in the journal EClinical Medicine. Background Hepatitis C… Read More »

New study reveals the origin of complex malaria infections

New technology employing single cell genome sequencing of the parasite that causes malaria has yielded some surprising results and helps pave the way for possible new intervention strategies for this deadly infectious disease, according to Texas Biomedical Research Institute Assistant Professor Ian Cheeseman, Ph.D. Dr. Cheeseman was Principal Investigator of a three-year study published in… Read More »