Search Tag: Coronavirus Outbreak

Executive Health Management

COVID-19: Risk Factors for Healthcare Workers

2020 05 Aug

It is estimated that healthcare frontliners, whose work exposes them to patients with the new coronavirus, could account for 10-20% of all COVID-19 diagnoses. However, the incidence of COVID-19 infections among healthcare workers is mostly based on cross-sectional data, with little information on individual-level risk factors.   You might... Read more

Executive Health Management

COVID-19 Transmission Among Close Contacts

2020 22 Jun

New research from Guangzhou, China has found that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the pathogen that causes COVID-19, can be transmitted faster within households as compared to SARS-CoV and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).   You might also like: Alternating Lockdowns and Relaxation... Read more

Executive Health Management

COVID-19: How Can Hospitals Protect Workers and Patients?

2020 13 Mar

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 continues its spread globally. Public authorities are implementing various measures to contain or delay it, from complete or partial territorial lockdowns to closing schools to banning larger public gatherings. In this situation healthcare systems are on the front line, and hospitals and healthcare leadership... Read more

Executive Health Management

2020 09 Mar

According to global reports, from an operational point of view, there is extreme pressure on capacity due to the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), affecting mainly inbound air freight and domestic road haulage in addition to production in China. As the ripple effect, similar pressure is observed in Hong Kong, Singapore and the United... Read more

Executive Health Management

Infection Control Measures: Best COVID-19 Practices from Hong Kong

2020 06 Mar

Healthcare workers can be protected during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak with the application of proper infection control measures, an example from Hong Kong shows.   You may also like: 3-step 15sec hand-rubs reduce infection & improve hygiene compliance   A recent study (Cheng at al. n.d.) from a research team at Queen Mary... Read more

IT Management

Drones Shame Coronavirus ‘Health Offenders’

2020 08 Feb

  In healthcare, drones to date have traditionally been used to deliver supplies to remote or inaccessible areas. In the face of the C oronavirus 2019-nCoV spreading across China, the flying machines are now being deployed to press people into donning protective facemasks as part of multiple measures to control the virus.   Chinese police in... Read more

Executive Health Management

Coronavirus 2019-nCoV Continues to Spread

2020 07 Feb

The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) continues to grow. WHO and other institutions and organisations around the world are trying to implement measures to contain the outbreak and find treatments.   You may also like: WHO Declares Public Health Emergency   WHO is convening a global research... Read more

IMAGING Management

Radiologists on Coronavirus Frontline

2020 04 Feb

Radiologists are expected to be among the first healthcare professionals to be involved in the diagnosis of 2019-nCoV through chest CT. Early disease recognition is critical not only for prompt treatment, but also for patient isolation and effective public health containment and response.     To provide radiologists with more information... Read more

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ESR Offers Online ECR Congress in Face of Wuhan Virus

2020 03 Feb

The European Society of Radiology (ESR) has reassured delegates already booked for the event and pointed to the option of attending its congress online as concerns about the spread of the Wuhan Coronavirus grow.   ESR is holding its ECR meeting in Vienna from March 11 to 15.   “So far, there has not been a single cancellation of an ECR 2020... Read more

Executive Health Management

WHO Declares Public Health Emergency

2020 31 Jan

The new coronavirus was declared a global emergency (a Public Health Emergency of International Concern – PHEIC) during the second meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on 30 January. "The main reason for this declaration is not what is happening in China but what is happening in other... Read more