Tom Inglesby, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, discusses the health interventions that work on a global scale to contain an emerging disease like coronavirus
Amesh Adalja“We also don't yet have a sense of how sick this virus is going to make a larger population. There have been deaths associated with the illness, but we don't know yet whether they all had underlying serious medical condition”
Amesh Adalja"Mr. Xi, who has sought to expand China’s global influence, seems eager to shake the shadow of SARS and show that Beijing can handle a public health crisis like a responsible world power. "
Amesh Adalja"In addition to the expanding airport screening, the CDC has raised its travel alert notice from a level 1 to a level 2, urging travelers to Wuhan to avoid contact with sick people, animals (alive or dead) and animal markets."
Pennsylvania residents were afflicted with about 10,000 cases of Lyme disease in 2018, according to the state health department, and if a child’s drawing is enough to prevent even one, it’s worth the effort. “Ticks that cause Lyme disease are...
Amesh AdaljaArt competition aims to raise awareness about ticks, #Lyme disease in Pa.
Flu cases continued to increase in Western Pennsylvania in the past week but at a decreasing rate, a state health department spokesman said. “While it is far too early to say that flu season has peaked, we have seen fewer cases over the last two...
Amesh Adalja"While influenza type-B has been dominant all season, now accounting for nearly 70% of all cases statewide, cases of influenza type-A increased by 32% in the past week, compared to a 19% increase in type B." -- my experience as well
Amesh Adalja"Any screening measures will need to adapt to this change and may not be able to rely on Wuhan travel history alone given potential evidence of limited human-to-human transmission." -- @alexandraphelan
The new coronavirus that's infected hundreds of people and reached 5 countries has public health officials grappling with the possibility of severe pandemic.
Amesh Adalja"we are finding out about this outbreak fairly early. With SARS, it was 3 months before it became internationally known that there was an outbreak happening..Transparency is very important in public health" -- @C_R_Watson