Infectious disease

Constant cleaning in the home not needed to fight COVID-19

April 15, 2021

The early days of fighting coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) included constant disinfecting of surfaces in homes and commercial spaces, as little was known about how it spread, resulting in overzealous cleaning. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated the guidance and now recommends daily cleaning with soap and water in the home.

Pandemic offers insight into potential cause of Kawasaki disease

April 12, 2021

Given the high prevalence of Kawasaki disease during the pandemic, Japanese investigators determined that droplet or contact transmission of pathogens is likely not a major route causing the development of the disease.