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What is the delay in ILINet case reporting?

The data is collected over a week long period of people presenting with influenza like symptoms and reported once a week by fax or internet. Clearly there will be a delay of some type if reporting is ...
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What is the status of Ebola these days? Is it a pandemic or endemic?

There is actually a current (updated daily) map of where each case of Ebola is at, and what status of each case is, you can check it here: http://www.liveebolamap.com/ Also, according to WHO (World-...
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How serious is the antibiotic resistance problem?

Pneumococcal pneumonia was the most prevalent form of bacterial pneumonia in the community at over 70% of cases but that number has drastically fallen presumably due to the use of pneumococcal ...
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Why does CDC's RT-PCR protocol for Covid-19 use the N gene, but the Charite one the E gene and RdRp?

Well, this is the explanation I found in a (different) CDC paper: First, we based assay designs on previous diagnostic assays that had been developed for detection of MERS-CoV (12) and SARS-CoV (10)...
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Why does the CDC say there are an order of magnitude more COVID-19 deaths than COVID-19+Pneumonia?

Dr. Chiu is (roughly) correct. To add a bit more detail to this: those are also two different CDC reporting mechanisms "owned" by two different parts of the CDC. The one that reports Covid deaths+...
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Why does the CDC say there are an order of magnitude more COVID-19 deaths than COVID-19+Pneumonia?

Your first link says the delays are due to manual processing Provisional counts of deaths are underestimated relative to final counts. This is due to the many steps involved in reporting death ...
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