Stanford pathologist speaks to the likelihood of undetectable COVID-19 and best practices for staying safe in the face of uncertainty.
Tag: infectious disease
Pap smears, be gone? Using menstrual blood to detect HPV
Researchers have created a menstrual pad that can passively help detect HPV, potentially offering a screening method other than pap smears.
Antibiotics might not be the best answer for C. diff
A new testing tool helps doctors avoid unnecessary antibiotic treatment in patients with diarrhea and suspected C. diff infection.
Screening for a deadly virus in livestock milk
Researchers at Stanford and in Kenya devised a system to monitor livestock milk for a deadly virus in an effort to aid public health.
Tackling typhoid, one finger prick at a time
Stanford infectious disease experts devise a way to use finger-prick blood samples from small groups to detect typhoid in large populations.
How does one study a deadly virus? Carefully.
Stanford Medicine researchers and others study a deadly virus -- the Nipah virus -- in a high-clearance safety laboratory.
A better COVID-19 vaccine?
A new way to deliver mRNA as a COVID-19 vaccine may avoid side effects and increase customization to prevent infection.
Witness to Ebola, med student calls for more COVID-19 vaccines in Africa
Stanford medical student from Sierra Leone calls for urgent improvements in efforts to protect the people of African nations against COVID-19.
Pandemic thrust infection prevention team into the spotlight
Throughout pandemic, Stanford Medicine's infection prevention team has risen to the challenges of COVID-19, ensuring the safety of staff and patients.
“The team has risen to the challenge”: Nurse steps up during pandemic
This Voices of COVID piece features Charles Ayson, an experienced night-shift nurse on a COVID-19 unit, who is helping his team of nurses navigate the pandemic.
COVID-19 as a ‘wake-up call’ for creating more equitable health care
Recover, Restore and Re-open, Stanford Medicine's framework for navigating the pandemic, addresses health disparities among racial groups.
Persuading the public to take protective measures in the pandemic
Stanford Medicine's Recover, Restore and Re-open website offers guidance from physicians and scientists on living and working during a pandemic.
How Stanford became a hub for COVID-19 testing
Stanford Medicine’s early development of testing for COVID-19 infection and antibodies helped guide government responses and stem local spread of the virus.
The power of animation: Two videos offer messages of hope during the pandemic
Two animated videos from Stanford Medicine aim to help people around the world who are struggling to cope during the COVID-19 pandemic.
‘Humbling and challenging:’ A county public health director describes efforts to stem COVID-19 spread
Sara Cody, director of public health in California's Santa Clara County, discusses the COVID-19 pandemic’s trajectory and lessons learned.
Life as a coronavirus contact tracer: “I highly recommend volunteering”
A Stanford Health Care librarian uses his tracking skills to stem the spread of the coronavirus as a volunteer contact tracer.