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Register for Upcoming Webinar on Nov. 19: Responding to Difficult-to-treat Infections: Role and Responsibilities of Governments, Researchers, Industry, and Patients (CDC/ARFC)

Join the CDC on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 9 a.m. EST for the final webinar in the AMR in the Light of COVID-19 four-part series. Speakers from CDC, GSK, and others dive into roles and responsibilities around difficult-to-treat infections and discuss what changes are needed to reshape strategies for combatting antimicrobial resistance globally.
November 17, 2020 Read More

Asymptomatic and Presymptomatic Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Infection Rates in a Multistate Sample of Skilled Nursing Facilities (JAMA)

Asymptomatic transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) may be a major contributing factor in skilled nursing facility (SNF) outbreaks. However, limited knowledge exists regarding the prevalence of asymptomatic and presymptomatic infection in this setting. Although an estimated 40% to 45% of SARS-CoV-2 infections in the general population are asymptomatic at time of testing, a small number of US and international reports have documented higher asymptomatic rates in SNFs. Researchers examined asymptomatic and presymptomatic infection rates in a large multistate sample of US SNFs, and examined variation in case counts by SARS-CoV-2 prevalence in the counties where SNFs are located.
October 19, 2020 Read More

Outcomes of Neonates Born to Mothers With Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Infection at a Large Medical Center in New York City (JAMA)

In this cohort analysis of the first 101 neonates born to mothers with perinatal SARS-CoV-2 infections at a single institution, 2 (2.0%) had positive test results for SARS-CoV-2, but none had clinical evidence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), despite most infants rooming-in with mothers and direct breastfeeding. Fifty-five infants were followed up in the first 2 weeks of life in a new COVID-19 Newborn Follow-up Clinic, all of whom remained healthy.
October 12, 2020 Read More