Medical Health Cluster


CDC Announces Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement from Air Passengers Entering the United States from the People’s Republic of China

CDC is announcing today that it will implement a requirement for a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of recovery for air passengers boarding flights to the United States originating from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau. CDC is announcing this […]

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First Nonprescription COVID-19 Test That Also Detects Flu and RSV

The FDA has authorized the first nonprescription diagnostic test that can identify multiple viruses that cause COVID-19–like respiratory symptoms, including respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). FDA officials see it as another step toward diagnostic testing at home for certain viruses. In addition to SARS-CoV-2 and RSV, the Labcorp Seasonal Respiratory Virus […]

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FDA OKs COVID-19 Breath Test: Fast, ‘Fascinating,’ but Limited

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted emergency use authorization (EUA) to a first-of-its-kind test that can detect SARS-CoV-2 in the breath in less than 3 minutes. The COVID-19 Breathalyzer test (InspectIR Systems, LLC) will be available only in licensed test settings, therefore it is not currently meant […]

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Hopkins researchers say they’ve developed a better way to test for COVID, other viruses

Imagine being able to swab the inside of your mouth, place it in a device and quickly know whether you’re infected with COVID-19. Johns Hopkins University researchers say they have developed a simple sensor that could quickly and accurately detect the virus that causes COVID-19 in saliva. The sensor isn’t […]

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