New research published in Pediatric Investigation provides evidence that face masks reduce the release of exhaled particles when used by school-aged children.
Tag: INFECTIOUS DISEASE TRANSMISSION
A tighter core stabilizes SARS-CoV-2 spike protein in new emergent variants
New research led by Penn State reveals that the stem region of the spike protein became progressively tighter over time, and the team thinks this likely improved the virus’s ability to transmit through nasal droplets and infect host cells once in the body.
Model for predicting transmission of COVID-19 can help policymakers monitor virus, inform health surveillance systems
In a new study, researchers analyzed data from Cali, Colombia, to develop a model that provides a template for tracking data, predicting transmission, and informing health surveillance systems.
Finger-prick test developed for ‘trich’ a common, undiagnosed STI
A quick, affordable diagnostic test developed by a Washington State University researcher may help curb one of the most prevalent but least discussed sexually transmitted infections.
How differences in individual infections affect COVID-19 spread within households
Substantial variation in infectiousness among cases may strongly impact the way SARS-CoV-2 virus spreads in the population, even at the household level, shows a study published today in eLife.
Mucosal antibodies in the airways provide durable protection against SARS-CoV-2
High levels of mucosal IgA antibodies in the airways protect against SARS-CoV-2 infection for at least eight months. Omicron infection generates durable mucosal antibodies, reducing the risk of re-infection.
Tracking the global spread of antimicrobial resistance
An international research team has provided valuable new information about what drives the global spread of genes responsible for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacteria.
Evidence found for “substantial” monkeypox transmission before symptoms appear
A UK study published by The BMJ today found evidence for “substantial” monkeypox transmission before symptoms appear or are detected (known as pre-symptomatic transmission).
Study shows temporary isolation wards provided effective protection against healthcare-associated COVID-19 transmission
Temporary isolation wards utilized to house COVID-19 patients at a large Singapore hospital during the global pandemic allowed for safe management of COVID-19 cases over an 18-month period, without healthcare-associated SARS-CoV-2 transmission.