Monthly Archives: August 2020

FluNet Summary

National Influenza Centres (NICs) and other national influenza laboratories from 59 countries, areas or territories reported data to FluNet for the time period from 03 August 2020 to 16 August 2020a(data as of 2020-08-29 00:00:00 UTC).The WHO GISRS laboratories tested more than 1981481specimens during that time period: 46 were positive for influenza viruses, of […]

By |August 31st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Connecting the COVID-19 dots with technology

The emergence of COVID-19 required swift action to develop systems and processes that support public health agencies and their pandemic response efforts. In the last seven months, APHL has worked to create new connections, develop new message formats, standardize language and host a variety of solutions to aid in the COVID-19 response. This blog […]

By |August 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Why doesn’t Ebola cause disease in bats, as it does in people?

A new study uncovered new information on why the Ebola virus can live within bats without causing them harm, while the same virus wreaks deadly havoc to people. …read more

By |August 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Multifocal contact lenses slow myopia progression in children

Children who wore multifocal contact lenses had slower progression of their myopia, or nearsightedness, over three years. …read more

By |August 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Immune cells for common cold may recognize SARS-CoV-2

Blood samples taken before the COVID-19 pandemic showed that some people already had certain immune cells that recognize SARS-CoV-2, possibly because of common colds. …read more

By |August 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|