By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Health officials reported 490 additional COVID-19 cases Monday, bringing the total cases to 26,420. The death toll has risen to 1098. The Department of Health (DOH)...

One of the most commonly used diagnostic tools, particularly during this pandemic, is the reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction test (RT-PCR), which uses a person’s respiratory sample to...

As COVID-19 testing becomes more widely available, it’s vital that health care providers and public health officials understand its limits and the impact false results can have on efforts to curb...

On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took two additional significant diagnostic actions during the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) by issuing Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) to: Hologic...

The number of confirmed and suspected cases of Zika infection in Colombia has eclipsed 10,000 cases, according to data from the Instituto Nacional de Salud, Colombia. Through Dec. 26, health officials...