Press releases


ECCVID Programme Highlights Part 5

ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID), features a robust scientific programme of invited speakers as well as an abstract programme surrounding the latest research of the COVID-19 pandemic. These are a few highlights of the programme that were featured by media outlets. Below you can find links to articles where they are being featured in the press.

 

Dealing with the global tsunami of mental health problems during and post COVID-19

Medicalxpress

The Telegraph

The Tribune

 

Shorter time from symptom onset to hospitalisation is associated with worse outcome in patients with COVID-19

News Break

Medicalxpress

Sydney Online News

 

Contact tracing study results recommend consistent wearing of masks, handwashing, and social distancing in public to protect against SARS-CoV-2 infection

Eurekalert

Medicalxpress

 

Study demonstrates SARS-CoV-2 emergence was associated with a large drop in the circulation of other respiratory viruses during the first wave

Eurekalert

Medicalxpress

ECCVID Programme Highlights Part 4

ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID), features a robust scientific programme of invited speakers as well as an abstract programme surrounding the latest research of the COVID-19 pandemic. These are a few highlights of the programme that were featured by media outlets. Below you can find links to articles where they are being featured in the press.

 

Study of UK key workers shows around half who had COVID-19 symptoms probably did not have the disease

Eurekalert

Medicalxpress

 

Study suggests older Western Europeans could already have systemic 'profile' that makes them susceptible to severe COVID-19

Science Codex

Scimex

Medicalxpress

 

Study reveals higher COVID-19 mortality in men could be explained by differences in circulating proteins and immune system cells

Eurekalert

Medicalxpress

New COVID-19 research in The Lancet journals presented in special session at ECCVID

The ECCVID conference has teamed up with The Lancet family of journals to hold a special session in which new research will be published from four titles in The Lancet family. Below you can find links to articles where they are being featured in the press.

 

 

UK study shows diagnoses of common conditions in general practice halved during COVID-19 lockdown

Medscape

Univadis

Medicalxpress

 

UK's preventive measures to shield homeless people from COVID-19 have prevented hundreds of deaths

UCL News

Medicalxpress

 

Head to head comparison of five assays used to detect SARS-CoV-2 antibodies shows Siemens and Oxford assays met regulatory targets

Eurekalert

 

COVID-19 antibody studies across Brazil reveals Amazon region badly affected, with poorer Indigenous communities hit hardest

Medicalxpress

ECCVID Programme Highlights Part 3

ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID), features a robust scientific programme of invited speakers as well as an abstract programme surrounding the latest research of the COVID-19 pandemic. These are a few highlights of the programme that were featured by media outlets. Below you can find links to articles where they are being featured in the press.

 

Study suggests elderly care home outbreaks in England were caused by multiple independent infections and also within-home spread

Health Europa

Medicalxpress

 

Large study confirms men have worse outcomes with COVID-19, possibly related to higher degree of inflammation

Medicalxpress

News Medical

 

US study shows decline in viral load of patients with COVID-19 as pandemic progressed

Eurekalert

Drug Topics

CIDRAP

Scimex

Thailand Medical News

 

Study suggests link between decreasing viral load and proportion of COVID-19 patients needing intensive care

Medicalxpress

Eurekalert

ECCVID Programme Highlights Part 2

ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID), features a robust scientific programme of invited speakers as well as an abstract programme surrounding the latest research of the COVID-19 pandemic. These are a few highlights of the programme that were featured by media outlets. Below you can find links to articles where they are being featured in the press.

 

Children and schools during the COVID-19 pandemic: do school closures help?

Medicalxpress

 

Lower zinc levels in the blood are associated with an increased risk of death in patients with COVID-19

Medicalxpress

Business Standard

UNIVADIS

First Post

 

Study shows that 40% of healthcare workers asymptomatic which COVID-19 positive, raising risk of silent transmission

The Herald

UNIVADIS

Medicalxpress

University of Minnesota CIDRAP

 

Higher risk of death in cancer patients with COVID-19 may be due to advanced age and more pre-existing conditions, rather than cancer itself

University of Minnesota CIDRAP

Eurekalert

 

Analysis shows high level of SARS-CoV-2 contamination in patient toilets, staff and public areas in hospitals

Eurekalert

UNIVADIS

ECCVID Abstract Programme highlights

The upcoming ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID), will feature a robust scientific programme of invited speakers as well as an abstract programme surrounding the latest research of the COVID-19 pandemic. In preparation of the event, ESCMID has released a few highlights of the accepted abstract programme. Below you can find links to articles where they are being featured in the press.

 

Surveillance of pets in households of persons with COVID-19 for SARS-CoV-2 infection

US News & World Report

The Mirror

Daily Mail

 

Persistent fatigue following SARS-CoV-2 infection is common and independent of severity of initial infection 

NBC News

Japan Times

Eurekalert

 

COVID-19 in Young patients: Isn’t it really dangerous for a young people?

The Herald

 

Jumping back and forth: anthropozoonotic and zoonotic transmission of SARS-CoV-2 on mink farms

Eurekalert

 

Race, ethnicity, and clinical severity of COVID-19 – an interim analysis from an early hot spot in the Southeastern U.S.

Eurekalert

New analysis shows hydroxychloroquine does not lower mortality in COVID-19 patients, and is associated with increased mortality when combined with the antibiotic azithromycin

A new meta-analysis of published studies into the drug hydroxychloroquine shows that is does not lower mortality in COVID-19 patients, and using it combined with the antibiotic azithromycin is associated with a 27% increased mortality. The study is published in Clinical Microbiology and Infection, the official journal of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID).

 

The original article is found here

www.clinicalmicrobiologyandinfection.com

 

Below you can see some articles that were published on the paper in press:

www.dailymail.co.uk

www.independent.co.uk

www.huffingtonpost.fr

www.lavanguardia.com

www.heidi.news

ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID) – Emerging threats, emerging solutions

ESCMID is very pleased to announce that it will be hosting the first virtual congress specifically dedicated to COVID-19. The ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID) will take place online from Wednesday 23rd to Friday 25th September 2020, and will cover all aspects of COVID-19.


The conference will host multiple tracks and a dedicated Programme Committee will work to secure a full and comprehensive scientific programme to cover a range of topics surrounding this emerging threat. More information will follow as the conference draws nearer.

 

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We hope you will join us for this incredible experience as we explore this global challenge.

 

European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) 2020

The 30th ECCMID that was cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 6000 abstracts were submitted and the accepted abstracts were put together into an abstract book. Although the congress was cancelled, we highlighted many of the pertinent and exciting abstracts that were accepted in press releases. You can find links to each press release and abstract below as well as the link to our ECCMID 2020 Abstract Book.

 

Small study shows paper towels much more effective at removing viruses than hand dryers

Study shows European coins have antimicrobial activity in contrast to banknotes

Study shows it is safe to give antibiotics to mothers after umbilical cord clamping in C-sections, to avoid exposure of newborns

Study of sewage finds link between different rates of sepsis in UK and presence of E. coli in the community

Study detects presence of disease-causing E. coli in recreational waters, including in bathing waters rated excellent under EU criteria

Elderly patients with pneumonia twice as likely to die as those with broken hips, yet underestimate the danger of pneumonia

Study reveals raw-type dog foods as a major source of multidrug-resistant bacteria that could potentially colonize humans

Study identifies last-line antibiotic resistance in humans and pet dog

Study suggests pets are not a major source of transmission of drug-resistant microbes to their owners

Large population study links blood infection with certain bacteria to increased risk of colorectal cancer

European vaccination survey shows wide variety of parents' opinions across UK, Italy, France, Spain and Germany

Silent, airborne transmission likely to be a key factor in scarlet fever outbreaks