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A case of reinfection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 is described in a study published online Oct. 12 in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

Reinfection With SARS-CoV-2 Described in 25-Year-Old

Patient had two positive tests in April and June 2020, separated by two negative tests in May 2020
In a series of 101 newborns of mothers with perinatal severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2

No Evidence Found of Vertical Transmission of SARS-CoV-2

Newborns of mothers with severe/critical COVID-19 born early, at risk for needing phototherapy
Point-of-care testing is associated with large reductions in the time to results for patients presenting with suspected COVID-19

Time to Results Faster With Point-of-Care COVID-19 Testing

Time to results significantly shorter with QIAstat-Dx Respiratory SARS-CoV-2 Panel than with PCR
Protective antibodies persist for months in patients who survive serious COVID-19 infections

Immune Responses Long-Lasting After Serious COVID-19

IgG levels remain elevated for four months in patients with symptoms lasting for 14 days
The COVID-19 pandemic has created urgency around getting this year's flu vaccine

Survey: About 3 in 4 U.S. Adults Likely to Get Flu Shot This Season

One-third report they are more likely to get a flu shot this year than previously
For patients undergoing elective cancer surgery

COVID-19-Free Surgical Pathways May Aid Cancer Surgery Outcomes

Pulmonary complication, postoperative SARS-CoV-2 infection rates lower with COVID-19-free pathways
The number of expected U.S. deaths increased considerably from March through July 2020

U.S. Deaths Up 20 Percent From March Through July 2020

The United States has had high COVID-19-associated mortality compared with other countries
Symptoms of COVID-19 are a poor marker for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection

Symptoms of COVID-19 Poor Marker for SARS-CoV-2 Infection

Only 13.9 percent of individuals with positive test reported specific symptoms on the day of the test
Bedside open tracheotomy seems safe for critically ill patients with COVID-19

Bedside Tracheotomy Feasible for Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients

No infection identified among surgeons following procedure; postoperative complications rarely seen
A boil-water notice prompted by a boy's death from brain-eating amoeba has been lifted in Lake Jackson

Lake Jackson, Texas, Lifts Boil-Water Notice Triggered by Parasite

Notice lifted after disinfectant levels in drinking water were documented to be above the state requirements