Medical Health Cluster


SARS-CoV-2 co-infection with influenza viruses, respiratory syncytial virus, or adenoviruses

Measures to reduce transmission of SARS-CoV-2 have also been effective in reducing the transmission of other endemic respiratory viruses. As many countries decrease the use of such measures,  we expect that SARS-CoV-2 will circulate with other respiratory viruses, increasing the probability of co-infections.  The clinical outcome of respiratory viral co-infections […]

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Flow Virometry: A New Tool for Studying Viruses

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that we have a lot to learn about viral pathogens and their pathologies. But examination of viruses using epifluorescence and transmission electron microscopy and other traditional methodologies have drawbacks: sample preparation is cumbersome, high-throughput analyses are not possible, and it is not possible to discriminate […]

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The Reemernce of Seasonal Respiratory Viruses in Houston, Texas, after Relaxing COVID-19 Restrictions

ABSTRACT Measures intended to limit the spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus at the start of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic resulted in a rapid decrease in other respiratory pathogens. Herein, we describe the trends of respiratory pathogens in a major metropolitan health care […]

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Progress of the COVID-19 vaccine effort: viruses, vaccines and variants versus efficacy, effectiveness and escape

Abstract Where 2020 saw the development and testing of vaccines against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) at an unprecedented pace, the first half of 2021 has seen vaccine rollout in many countries. In this Progress article, we provide a snapshot of ongoing vaccine efficacy studies, as well as […]

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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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