Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the U.S.

By CDC COVID-19: at a Glance* Total cases: 938Total deaths: 29Jurisdictions reporting cases: 39 (38 states and District of Columbia) * Data include both confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 reported to CDC or tested at CDC since January 21, 2020, with the exception of testing results for persons repatriated to the United States from Wuhan, China and Japan. State and local public health departments are now testing and publicly reporting their cases. In the event of a discrepancy between CDC cases and cases reported by state and local public health officials, data reported by states should be considered the…
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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary

By CDC This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and CDC will provide updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance. Background CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). On January 30, 2020, the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization declared the outbreak…
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People at Risk for Serious Illness from COVID-19

If you are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19, you should: Stock up on  everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact and wash your hands crowds as much as  cruise travel and non-essential air a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible to further reduce your risk of being exposed. Who is at Higher Risk? Early information out of China, where COVID-19 first started, shows that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. This includes: Older adultsPeople who…
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A New Gel May Prevent HIV Infection

A vaginal gel can protect users against the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), although it has to be used three hours after having sex. At the moment its efficacy and safety has only been tested in monkeys, but in the light of these findings, the researchers believe that it could be used in humans. Developing new methods for preventing infection of the virus of AIDS in countries with few resources is a priority to reduce the spread of the epidemic. Until now, microbicidal gels had proved most effective, although they should be applied before intercourse, which compromised their employment in many…
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