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Should I Cancel my Travel Because of the Coronavirus?

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
28th February 2020
In late January, CDC issued a level 3 travel warning, recommending that anyone with nonessential travel plans to mainland China should avoid going there. But as the outbreak of COVID-19 is now spreading out into other countries, we have more new cases outside China than in China. South Korea, Italy, and Iran have... Read more »
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February 26: Coronavirus in various countries

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
28th February 2020
• 5 new cases in Germany: This includes a 25-year-old man near Stuttgart who reportedly contracted the disease during a trip to Milan.
• 1st case in Romania: a person who returned from Italy 3 weeks ago.
• 1 new case in Spain (Canary Islands): a woman who works in Italy... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

COVID-19: More cases outside China (903) than in China (435) yesterday

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI AND Past National President IMA
28th February 2020
CMAAO Update on COVID-19 - 27th February. Update: 48 countries, 82,166 cases, 2800 deaths, 32,812 recovered, 46,554 currently infected patients, 37,686 (81%) in mild condition, 8,868 (18%) serious or critical; likely deaths (2773 + 8868 x 15) = 4130 with the present trend and available treatment; more cases outside China (903) than in China (435) yesterday; emergency in San Francisco; Saudi Arabia suspends entry for Muslim pilgrims;... Read more »

News From All Specialities

COVID-19: More new cases outside China than inside the country

28th February 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The number of new COVID-19 infections outside China has surpassed the numbers inside the country for the first time, stated the World Health Organization (WHO). “The sudden increases of cases in Italy, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Korea are deeply concerning”, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus... Read more »
Practice Updates

CDC: Possible Case of Community Spread of COVID-19 in U.S.

28th February 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed an infection with the COVID-19 virus in a person in California who had no relevant travel history or contact with another known patient with COVID-19 infection. The patient’s exposure is unknown for now. This could possibly be a case of community spread of COVID-19,..Read more »
Practice Updates

UK starts random coronavirus testing

28th February 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Britain has initiated random tests for the novel coronavirus on patients with flu-like symptoms as part of an early warning system in case the COVID-19 outbreak spreads further, said a senior health official. Britain has had 13 people testing positive for the infection till now. An outbreak of COVID-19 infection became worse... Read more »

High-Dose Vitamin D in Pregnancy May Improve Kids' Bone Health

28th February 2020Pharmacists Orthopedics
High-dose vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy seems to improve bone health in the offspring compared to the standard recommended dose, suggested new research published online in JAMA Pediatrics. Some experts have; however, expressed caution about introducing such high doses. In comparison with a standard dose...Read more »

ACIP Votes to Recommend Ebola Vaccine for Healthcare Workers with Exposure Risk

28th February 2020 Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has unanimously voted in favor of recommending vaccination against Ebola for some healthcare and laboratory workers, including those responding to outbreaks... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is there a law for curbing noise pollution in hospitals?

28th February 2020
Yes. The Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000 (hereinafter referred to as “Noise Rules, 2000”) have been enacted and enforced in India with the objective of to regulation and control of noise producing and generating sources in order to maintain the ambient air quality standards in respect of noise...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Rolls Royce

28th February 2020
Three men were waiting to go to heaven. St Peter was at the gate and said, "However good you were to your wife that is the vehicle you will get in heaven". The first guy comes up to the gate and says, "I never, ever cheated on my wife and I love her". So St. Peter gives him a Rolls Royce...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A vitreous aspirate has been collected in an emergency at 9 pm. What advice would you like to give to the staff on duty regarding the overnight storage of the sample?

28th February 2020
1. The sample should be kept at 4°C.
2. The sample should be incubated at 37°C...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Cinnamon in diabetes

28th February 2020
In a meta-analysis of 10 studies in patients with type 2 diabetes, consumption of cinnamon supplements improved fasting blood glucose and cholesterol levels, but not HbA1c levels. The report is published in the Annals of Family Medicine... Read more »

eSpiritual: Do Your Duty with Discipline and Devotion

28th February 2020
“Vasudhaiva kutumbakam” (the whole world is one family) and “Ekam Sat Viprah Bahudavanti” (truth is one but the wise call it by various names) are two basic statements, which come from the ancient Rig Veda and form the fundamentals of Vedic philosophy...Read more »

Inspirational: Soar like an Eagle

28th February 2020
Are you aware of the fact that an eagle knows when a storm is approaching long before it breaks? The eagle flies to a high spot and waits for the winds to come. As the storm hits, it sets its wings and the wind picks it up and lifts it above the storm... Read more »

Medical Voice

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Gilead’s drug leads global race to find virus treatment

The update on the trials’ progress came a day after the World Health Organization said that remdesivir may be the only effective treatment so far for the disease, which has infected almost 80,000 people and killed 2,663 as of the end of Monday, up by 71from the previous day...Read more »  


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Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
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How Corona Aware Are You

Question 1 : How confident are you that you could recognize and respond to a potential coronavirus case?
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From Other Newsletter



Yoga for improving bone mineral density

Osteoporosis and osteopenia are known to affect millions of people globally. The numbers tend to increase with the aging population. A safe, effective, and low-cost intervention is the need of the hour to manage these conditions... Read more »


Age-specific incidence of allergic and non-allergic asthma.

Onset of allergic asthma has a strong association with childhood, but only a few studies have analyzed the relationship between the incidence of asthma from childhood to late adulthood and allergy. A new study published in BMC Pulmonary Medicine assessed....Read more »


Vitamin A intake linked with lower skin cancer risk: Study

Intake of vitamin A may be associated with a lower risk of a common type of skin cancer, a study claims. The study of about 125,000 Americans found that people with the highest intake of vitamin A lowered their risk of squamous cell skin cancer by around 15 per cent.... Read more »

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