• How Long Do COVID Olfactory Problems Last?

    9 days ago - By MedPageToday

    Sense of smell can be altered for 5 months or more after acute SARS-CoV-2 infection, Canadian researchers reported.
    Nearly one in five healthcare workers who had a compromised sense of smell when they first were infected reported...
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  • Educators ‘central' to COVID-19 transmission in one Georgia school district

    Educators ‘central' to COVID-19 transmission in one Georgia school district

    9 days ago - By Healio

    Educators were “central” to in-school transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in one Georgia school district during a recent 7-week period, investigators reported in MMWR.
    The incidence of COVID-19 increased by nearly 300% - from 152 to 577 cases - in a school district in Cobb County, Georgia, from Dec. 1 through Jan. 22, when 2,600 students and 700 staff members participated in 24 in-person school days at eight elementary schools, according to CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service Jeremy A.W. Gold, MD, and colleagues from the Georgia K-12 School COVID-19 Investigation Team.
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  • Diagnostic performance of antigen testing for SARS-CoV-2

    9 days ago - By The Journal of Pediatrics

    We read with interest the brief report by Villaverde et al(1) in which the authors posit a low diagnostic performance of antigen testing for SARS-CoV-2 in children. We agree that reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction testing is the diagnostic gold standard and that it would be desirable to perform timely RT-PCR in every suspect case, which unfortunately is not realistic. After a detailed consideration of their article, we would like to offer the following remarks.
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