Los avances de la medicina en el campo de la genética, por ende de la herencia, están modificando el paisaje del conocimiento médico de las enfermedades. Este BLOG intenta informar acerca de los avances proveyendo orientación al enfermo y su familia así como información científica al profesional del equipo de salud de habla hispana.
Friday, Feb. 28, 2020
The emergence and rapid increase in cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus, pose complex challenges to the global public health, research and medical communities, write federal scientists from NIAID and CDC. Their commentary appears in The New England Journal of Medicine.
In response to the outbreak, the United States and other countries instituted temporary travel restrictions, which may have slowed the spread of COVID-19 somewhat, the authors note. However, given the apparent efficiency of virus transmission, everyone should be prepared for COVID-19 to gain a foothold throughout the world, including in the United States, they add. If the disease begins to spread in U.S. communities, containment may no longer be a realistic goal and response efforts likely will need to transition to various mitigation strategies, which could include isolating ill people at home, closing schools and encouraging telework, the officials write.