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Released: 2-Mar-2020 8:00 AM EST
COVID-19 Webcast with Johns Hopkins Experts Today Monday March 2 at 11:30 am ET
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

With COVID-19 now spreading via community transmission in the U.S. and the World Health Organization raising its risk assessment to “very high,” the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will host a 30-minute webcast featuring some of the best minds addressing this global health concern.

Released: 28-Feb-2020 4:35 PM EST
Coronavirus: Human strain causes fear, but domestic livestock strains are routine
Texas A&M AgriLife

Many people are hearing about coronavirus for the first time as the China strain, COVID-19, affecting humans causes concern all across the world. But coronaviruses are not new to livestock and poultry producers, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife veterinary epidemiologist.

Released: 28-Feb-2020 2:30 PM EST
As U.S. Struggles to Get Coronavirus Testing Up and Running, AACC Calls on FDA to Allow Clinical Labs to Develop Their Own Tests for the Virus
Association for Diagnostic and Laboratory Medicine (ADLM (formerly AACC))

In a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), AACC is urging the agency to allow clinical laboratories to develop coronavirus tests without going through FDA review. Lifting this regulatory requirement is key to ensuring that all patients have access to high-quality coronavirus testing and that healthcare workers have the tools they need to control the spread of this disease in the U.S.

Released: 28-Feb-2020 1:30 PM EST
McMaster develops tool for coronavirus battle
McMaster University

Technology can be used to track how the virus evolves over time, how it transmits between people, how well it survives outside the body, and to find answers to other questions.

Released: 28-Feb-2020 11:15 AM EST
Lessons learned from addressing myths about Zika and yellow fever outbreaks in Brazil
Dartmouth College

When disease epidemics and outbreaks occur, conspiracy theories often emerge that compete with the information provided by public health officials.

Released: 27-Feb-2020 5:30 PM EST
How to prepare in the event of a pandemic
University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB experts provide tips for you to prepare yourself in the event of the spread of COVID-19.