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Elevated levels of a biomarker related to blood vessel damage has been found in children who test positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), even if the children had minimal or no symptoms of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to a study published in...

By Denise Baez

NEW YORK -- December 8, 2020 -- An interim analysis of data from large, ongoing blinded, randomised, controlled trials taking place across the United Kingdom and Brazil has found that the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine is effective against symptomatic coronavirus disease 2019 (...

By Denise Baez

Symptoms of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) can persist and result in prolonged illness, according to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

“Our study shows persistence of symptoms in a third of ambulatory patients 30 to 45 days after...

More than one-third of kids who have tested positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) are asymptomatic, according to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

“The concern from a public health perspective is that there is...

An analysis of electronic health records (EHRs), published in PLOS ONE, has revealed chronic kidney disease (CKD) to be the leading risk factor for hospitalisation from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Alex Chang, MD, Geisinger’s Kidney Health Research Institute, Danville,...

By Denise Baez

NEW YORK -- December 1, 2020 -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has voted in favour of prioritising healthcare personnel and residents of long-term care facilities when a coronavirus disease 2019 (...

A systematic review and meta-analysis of 3 human coronaviruses, published in The Lancet Microbe, suggests that people infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) are most likely to be highly infectious in the first week after symptom onset, highlighting the...

By Denise Baez

NEW YORK -- November 20, 2020 -- A whole genome study in children with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases, has found a greater than expected genetic diversity across the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (...

When it comes to children, it is becoming clear that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) impacts them more than was initially thought, and a study published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases has, for the first time, found a possible link between specific viral mutations and severity of...

A study published in JAMA Network Open supports evidence that older persons admitted to emergency departments (ED), and subsequently test positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), often present with delirium when they show no other typical coronavirus...

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