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    APHL joins public health partners to condemn herd immunity scheme for controlling spread of SARS-CoV-2

APHL joins public health partners to condemn herd immunity scheme for controlling spread of SARS-CoV-2

Great Barrington Declaration is not grounded in science and is dangerous
(Silver Spring, MD) – SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 has infected at least 7.8 million people in the United States and 38 million worldwide. It has led to over 215,000 deaths domestically, and more than 1 million globally – with deaths continuing to […]

By |October 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Oropouche virus disease – French Guiana, France

On 30 September 2020, the French Guiana Regional Health Agency (ARS) reported the first detection of Oropouche virus (OROV) in French Guiana. On 22 September 2020 the Pasteur Institute in Cayenne (a member of the French National Reference Laboratory for arboviruses) notified the France IHR National Focal Point of seven laboratory-confirmed cases of Oropouche […]

By |October 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

FluNet Summary

National Influenza Centres (NICs) and other national influenza laboratories from 57 countries, areas or territories reported data to FluNet for the time period from 14 September 2020 to 27 September 2020a(data as of 2020-10-09 03:04:42 UTC).The WHO GISRS laboratories tested more than 50521 specimens1 during that time period. 99 were positive for influenza viruses, […]

By |October 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Bridging the gap between clinical and public health

by Melanie Padgett Powers, writer
A public health team in Oregon used a federal preparedness grant to zero in on the individualized needs of hospitals across the state. In the APHL 2020 Virtual Conference session, “Bridging the Gap Between Clinical and Public Health,” attendees learned how hospitals and public health laboratories in Oregon developed important […]

By |October 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

SARS-CoV-2 may use key carbohydrate to infect cells

A carbohydrate called heparan sulfate, which is found on cell surfaces, may play a critical role in the novel coronavirus’ ability to infect cells. …read more

By |October 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|