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Why is #asymptomatic spread important? Well today I was thinking about #polio virus. It was very #contagious, but 95% of people had no symptoms but were still infectious. About 4-5% of people had minor illness: fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, weakness. #SARSCoV2 #COVIDー19
2/ About 1-2% of people had severe muscle pain, and stiffness in the neck and back. <1% of cases resulted in #paralysis including the legs and the nerves controlling breathing and swallowing necessitating use of the iron lung #ventilators. #Polio could attack the #CNS.
3/ At its peak in 1952, more than 21,000 #Americans contracted a paralyzing form of #polio, and 3,000 died from it. Once infected, there was no treatment besides time and tending to the symptoms. Interestingly, polio mostly attacked young children under age 5.
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🦠What are the chances that @realDonaldTrump would falsify a #coronavirus test⁉️Ask Dr Harold Bornstein ...🙄#coronavirus #COVIDー19
🦠This is ironic... Trump’s love of white nationalist leaders may actually benefit us... Maybe all that money that Trump makes having meetings at Mar A Lago will end up being a really good thing for America... #coronavirus #outbreak #contagious #CoronaVirusUpdates
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(1)Hello all this is Dr. Saiprasath. Here to share some facts regarding the #management in Italy on #Coronavirus

The information available is low in India right now and we have no clue on what's happening there I searched for online resources and I found out a lecture.. #virus
(2).. by Professor Dr. Giacoma Grasselli one of the chief #doctor coordinating the response in crisis hit #Lombardy.

The source for the explanations given below is the following video a Norwegian Webinar in English meant to Educate doctors in #epidemiology and management...


(3) The first alarming case pertains to a man with less epidemiological significance, on probing found out that he had dinner with Chinese tourists *20 days back*. Doctors got suspicious tested for the virus and found it out. Given the large time....
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What's in a name?
Why @WHO's formal name for the new #coronavirus #disease matters:

time.com/5782284/who-na…

#COVID19 #Covid_19
1. Wash your hands often and/or use hand sanitizer more frequently.

2. Try not to touch your face... 🙈

3. Cough into your shirt or arm.

4. Stay home when you are sick.

5. WASH. YOUR. HANDS!

#COVIDー19
#COVID19
#coronavirus

toronto.citynews.ca/video/2020/02/…
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Week #5: #Measles & #MMR

Clear topic of the week was measles (so many convos w/ concerned parents this week!) so this week’s thread is on the MMR vaccine

#VaccinesWork #VaxFactsFebruary

@Dr_ScottK @PedsGeekMD @DrJaimeFriedman @DrPanMD

#PediatricTeachingTipsAndPearls

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Brief overview on #measles:

Highly #contagious - 90% of susceptible (i.e. non-vaccinated) persons will become ill if exposed

- Fever
- 3 C's (cough, conjunctivitis, coryza)
- #Koplik spots
- Rash (starts on face & spreads downward)

Sources for thread: @CDCgov & @WHO

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Complications from #measles:

Ear infxn (1 in 10) - can cause hearing loss
Pneumonia (1 in 20) - most common cause of death
Encephalitis (1 in 1000)
Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (4-11 in 100,000)

1 in 4 will be hospitalized
1-2 in 1,000 will die

#VaxFactsFebruary

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