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CDC COCA Call: Multidrug-resistant Candida auris

Candida auris (C. auris) is an emerging fungus that presents a serious global health threat. CDC is concerned about C. auris for 3 main reasons: It’s often multidrug-resistant, it’s difficult to identify with standard laboratory methods, and it can be misidentified in labs without specific technology. It has caused outbreaks in healthcare settings. It’s important […]

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COVID-19: World Health Organisation begins inquiry in Wuhan, China

After being quarantined, World Health Organisation investigators have begun their inquiry into the outbreak of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China. The virus first emerged in the Chinese city in late 2019 and the United States has accused China of hiding the extent of the outbreak. The mission has been plagued by delays, concerns over access and […]

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Treating Long COVID: Clinician Experience with Post-Acute COVID-19 Care

Patients and clinicians in the US are reporting long-term effects of COVID-19 or long COVID. Symptoms may include cognitive difficulties, fatigue, and shortness of breath. Critical illness from COVID-19 may be the cause of persistent symptoms, but many patients with long-term effects had mild or asymptomatic acute COVID-19 infection. Presenters will share their experiences with […]

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Coronavirus: Variant concern as vaccine continues to be rolled out

As fears grow over new COVID variants coming to the UK, it’s hoped the government’s vaccine programme can keep ahead of the virus. More than 3.5 million people in the UK have been vaccinated against coronavirus in the UK so far – more than the number of people who have tested positive for the virus, […]

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COVID-19 – we must act together

“We’ve entered a new phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, where solidarity is needed like never before. We’re in a race to prevent infections, bring cases down, protect health systems and save lives while rolling out highly effective and safe vaccines to high-risk populations. If we act together we can get ahead of the virus while […]

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What Every Clinician Should Know about COVID-19 Vaccine Safety

During this COCA call, clinicians will learn how they can educate their patients about what to expect after COVID-19 vaccination. In addition, they will learn how they can play an important role in monitoring the safety of COVID-19 vaccines. This includes encouraging patients to enroll in v-safe, a new smartphone-based, after-vaccination health checker for people who receive […]

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WATCH LIVE: The World Health Organization holds news conference on novel coronavirus

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CDC Disease Detectives: LT. Kelsey Mirkovic

LT. Kelsey Mirkovic, a CDC disease detective, was deployed to Guéckédou, Guinea in response to the 2014 Ebola outbreak. She shares her experience visiting area villages, making contact with people, and how much she received.

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CDC: US has ‘entered a phase of high-level transmission’ of COVID-19 | WNT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new warning after daily virus cases nearly doubled in just over a month from 100,000 on Oct. 30 to 196,000 on Dec. 2. WATCH THE FULL EPISODE OF ‘WORLD NEWS TONIGHT’: https://bit.ly/3gaSdMB WATCH OTHER FULL EPISODES OF WORLD NEWS TONIGHT: http://abc.go.com/shows/world-news-tonight WATCH WORLD NEWS TONIGHT ON […]

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Pandemic update, Tuesday 29 September

US 90% of population remains susceptible (Dr. Redfield) NYC Rising cases Indoor gatherings Public schools opening Private schools and none-essential business may close Florida lifts all COVID-19 restrictions https://abcnews.go.com/Health/florida-lifts-covid-19-restrictions/story?id=73294496 Cases, 692,234 + 16, 540 in past 7 days Positivity rate, 5.33% to 7.54% Gov. Ron DeSantis No longer fines for not wearing face masks Restrictions […]

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