A new epidemiological study shows reduced susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 and decreased risk of developing severe symptoms in people aged younger than 20 years, suggesting that children have limited contribution to spread of COVID-19.
A team of researchers from The University of Manchester, Salford Royal and Res Consortium, have shown that a significant proportion of people in the UK- over 25% - is likely to have been infected already by the COVID-19 virus.
The study -...
The Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of China's coronavirus outbreak, plans to conduct city-wide nucleic acid testing over a period of 10 days, according to an internal document seen by Reuters and two sources familiar with the situation.
The antibody response generated following infection with SARS-CoV-2 is expected to decline over time. This may cause individuals with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection to test negative according to serological diagnostic tests in the months...
Plasmodium vivax can cause a clinically silent liver-stage infection that can reactivate, triggering blood-stage disease. A new test measuring antibody responses can identify P. vivax carriers for targeted treatment intervention.
100,000 people will be sent self-testing kits to determine if they are currently infected.
Steven Riley@dylanbgeorge@cmyeaton A prototype study for a key capability of the #COVID19 observatory?
- Rapid (could completed in days not weeks)
- Representative (samples 315 small geographical units)
- Repeatable (could be run again easily in few weeks)
Read the latest article version by Kylie E C Ainslie, Caroline E. Walters, Han Fu, Sangeeta Bhatia, Haowei Wang, Xiaoyue Xi, Marc Baguelin, Samir Bhatt, Adhiratha Boonyasiri, Olivia Boyd, Lorenzo Cattarino, Constanze Ciavarella, Zulma Cucunuba, Gina...
Steven RileyWe're official! Two green ticks at @WellcomeOpenRes. Relevant for current studies of mobility and #COVID19... watch out for mobility and transmission becoming less correlated: that's what exit success should looks like.
Our data on cases as well as their infected and uninfected close contacts provide
key insights into the epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2. This analysis shows that isolation
and contact tracing reduce the time during which cases are infectious in the...