Is SARS-CoV-2 a seasonal virus?

In a recent study published on medRxiv* preprint server, Pfizer Inc scientists determined whether the rates of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the United States (US) and Europe (EU) follow a seasonal pattern at the using a time series model. Study: Is COVID-19 seasonal? A time series modeling approach. Image Credit: CKA/Shutterstock Background Severe … Read more

Epidemiology and public health response to monkeypox

Monkeypox is a zoonotic disease, meaning that it can be transmitted between animals and humans through direct or indirect contact. Following the eradication of smallpox and the end of universal smallpox vaccination, monkeypox is currently the most common orthopoxvirus infection in humans. Since May 2022, an evolving outbreak of monkeypox cases has been reported by … Read more

How has COVID-19 affected maternal mental health?

The current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused severe disruptions in social and economic interactions, affecting health services and other important aspects of human life. Until the start of the Omicron wave (B.1.1.529), COVID-19 had already had a staggering impact on the world, with over 40% of the world’s population already infected once by … Read more