Medical Health Cluster


SARS-CoV-2 viral load and shedding kinetics

Abstract SARS-CoV-2 viral load and detection of infectious virus in the respiratory tract are the two key parameters for estimating infectiousness. As shedding of infectious virus is required for onward transmission, understanding shedding characteristics is relevant for public health interventions. Viral shedding is influenced by biological characteristics of the virus, […]

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North Korea Reports Outbreak of Another Infectious Disease

North Korean officials have reported a major outbreak of another infectious disease, which is affecting at least 800 families so far. Medical crews and disease investigators were sent to Haeju City in South Hwanghae province for an “acute enteric epidemic,” which refers to a digestive illness. South Korean officials have […]

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Delta Variant Among the Most Infectious Viruses, CDC Says

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, called the COVID-19 Delta variant “one of the most infectious respiratory viruses we know of” and reported more cases and hospitalizations. “Today, I want to speak about our need to come together […]

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