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This small study collected samples from 2 quarantine rooms, where 2 pre-symptomatic SARS-CoV2 positive individuals had stayed, and found SARS-CoV-2 on multiple surfaces. 11 samples were taken in each room, 22 samples in total. Swabs were taken from the following Read More
This case report shows why mass gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic period should be strictly prohibited. Malaysia has the most COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia. More than a third of them are linked to the Sri Petaling gathering, a Moslem Read More
Published on :  | By Aaron Carroll

Review: Severe COVID-19 during pregnancy and possible vertical transmission

This case report details vertical transmission of COVID-19 from a pregnant mother to her newbown, even with immediate isolation after birth. Most of the descriptions of COVID-19 cases in pregnancy show mild illness and no transmission to neonates. This report Read More
This case series showed convalescent plasma was well tolerated and has potential to improve the clinical outcomes of severe COVID-19 cases. The optimal dose and timing, as well as the true clinical benefit, needs further study in larger well-controlled trials. Read More
This study showed we should expect clusters of transmission, and that enhanced surveillance and contact tracing are essential to minimize it. This case series gathered epidemiological and clinical data from individuals with confirmed COVID-19 from 3 clusters of COVID-19 linked Read More
This case report documents that a generally well infant with COVID-19 can contaminate his or her environment with PCR-detectable virus. Whether it’s enough to infect someone is not known. COVID-19 is thought to be spread from an infected person to Read More
Published on :  | By Seema Mohapatra

Review: COVID-19 and the risk to health care workers – a case report

This Annals of Internal Medicine case report discusses the risks and outcomes of health care workers caring for a patient with severe pneumonia prior to the patient’s COVID-19 diagnosis being known. The patient was hospitalized for community-acquired pneumonia, required supplemental Read More
Published on :  | By Aaron Carroll

Review: Diagnosis of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19): rRT-PCR or CT?

This study showed that rRT-PCR may produce initial false-negative results. Combining this with other testing modalities may improve sensitivity. Our data on testing are still relatively new. This was a retrospective cohort study of 36 patients suspected of infections with Read More
This case report shows how easily this virus can move from one traveler from Singapore to a resort in France and then to other countries. It highlights the difficult task ahead of us of contact tracing and isolation. At the Read More
This case series from early in the Seattle outbreak showed that the most common reasons for admission to the ICU were hypoxemic respiratory failure leading to mechanical ventilation, hypotension requiring vasopressor treatment, or both, and half of these patients died Read More

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