With the COVID-19 pandemic having reached over 170 countries, and cases skyrocketing in the United States and other nations, scientists around the world are working as fast as they can to develop a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Minimizing contact with others through social distancing is crucial to flatten the curve and reduce the rate of coronavirus infection. However, many people are wondering if it’s still possible to transmit the virus via food and pickup or delivery services.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that Tuberculosis (TB) caused 1.5 million deaths in 2018. It’s one of the top ten causes of death worldwide and the leading cause of death from a single infectious agent.
It is estimated that one out of every twenty hospitalized patients will contract an HAI. These infections are a significant cause of illness and mortality, and are the source of serious economic consequences for the US health system each year.