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A woman holds her newborn son right after giving birth; they are still in the birthing pool after labour at home. (Shutterstock)

During coronavirus hospital surge, a midwife recommends home birth

During a pandemic, a home birth starts looking better every second. Midwives with their specialized skills in low-risk normal birth can be of great service.
Body temperature scans are one tool to interrupt the spread of disease by travelers. Tatan Syuflana/APImages.com

Does screening travelers for disease and infection really work?

Travelers may undergo screenings at airports to control the spread of coronavirus. Research shows that these efforts have little to no effect on slowing the spread of disease.
A security guard wears gloves while holding a basketball during halftime of an NBA game in Houston on March 5, 2020. The NBA has told players to avoid high-fiving fans and to avoid taking any item for autographs. AP Photo/David J. Phillip

How big will the coronavirus epidemic be? An epidemiologist updates his concerns

Initial data from the outbreak in China did not reveal as much information as scientists needed to assess the epidemic. Now, more accurate data suggest an epidemic worse than some previously thought.
The links between people, animals and the environment call for a new approach to health. Shutterstock

Rwanda is training health workers for an interconnected world

The interdependency between humans, animals and the environment is becoming more pronounced. This calls for an interdisciplinary approach to health problems.
Viral sequences related to known human coronavirus outbreaks have been identified in horsehoe bats. Dr. Low de Vries

Why it’s important to study coronaviruses in African bats

Understanding the many factors that may play a role in spillover of pathogens from bats to humans requires systematic surveillance of bat populations.

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