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The early days of a campus COVID-19 response: pivot and pivot again

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By Lisa V. Adams, MD, and Kavita Kantamneni, MPH When Lisa describes her early days on Dartmouth’s COVID-19 response, she asks people to recall their “first COVID-19 moment,” that instant when they realized this was not a drill, that this was going to be something big and life-altering. For her, that was on Jan. 31, […]

Comments on key documents from the early weeks of SARS-CoV-2

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By Daniel R. Lucey MD, MPH, FIDSA The purpose of this blog is to provide comments on reporting of some of the key COVID-19 events from 23 Chinese publications dated Dec. 31, 2019, until Feb. 17, 2021. Except for the five from the China CDC Weekly website, most are no longer online; however, I saved […]

Melioidosis cases in Georgia, Minnesota, Texas, Kansas “most closely related to strains found in Asia, particularly South Asia”: What is the epi-link?

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By Daniel R. Lucey MD, MPH, FIDSA On Aug. 9, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported both in their Health Alert Network and in a separate media statement a fourth case of melioidosis in the United States. This patient lived in Georgia and died in July 2021. The common exposure epidemiological (epi-) […]

Heightened vigilance needed to solve persisting enigma of melioidosis cases in Kansas, Minnesota and Texas

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By Daniel R. Lucey MD, MPH, FIDSA On June 30, 2021, CDC issued a Health Advisory via its Health Alert Network stating: “The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the Texas Department of State Health Services, and the Minnesota Department of Health, with assistance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are investigating […]