Daily Archives: February 12, 2020

WHO: Committee finds DRC Ebola remains a PHEIC, while international team sets Covid-19 research priorities

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Instability, continued cases, global Covid-19 spread highlight needs for strengthened health systems in DRC and worldwide With promising signs that a year and a half of efforts to end the spread of Ebola in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo may at last be paying off, an emergency committee convened by the World Health Organization found […]

Covid-19: A Q & A on the first case in Orange County, Ca.

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Matthew Zahn, M.D., is medical director of the Division of Epidemiology and Assessment for the Orange County Health Care Agency. He answers questions here about one of the first patients confirmed to have the novel coronavirus, diagnosed, with what is now known as Covid-19, in Orange County, Ca. in January. When the magnitude of the Ebola […]

“Immune survivors” of Covid-19: Protective antibody for treatment and prophylaxis?

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Dr. Daniel Lucey, who has responded to, and monitored information on outbreaks since 2001, has provided a series of updates and analysis on the outbreak, now an epidemic of 2019-nCoV, the novel coronavirus identified in Wuhan China, since Jan. 7. He continues to respond to developments and data on the outbreak here. Is it likely […]