Reviewing data from past pandemics, researchers suggest some of those exposed to COVID-19 could have an increased risk of developing neurological and mental health disorders in the long term. Acute viral infections can result in encephalopathy, psychosis, depression, demyelination disorders, and problems with neuromuscular function.
A new mathematical model reveals a more realistic picture of the number of likely COVID-19 cases, both in the US and worldwide, compared to reported data.
Researchers have developed a portable surveillance device that uses machine learning to detect coughing and crowd size in real-time. The system can use the data to directly monitor flu-like illnesses, community trends, and virus spread potential. The system could help monitor the spread of infection and provide a public health response during an epidemic.
A new study reveals demography and the by products of industrialization are contributing to an impending Parkinson's disease pandemic.