Semmelweis University is constantly monitoring the international and domestic situation of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and is taking necessary measures within the university. A Semmelweis Epidemiological Operational Board was set up by the Rector in order to most efficiently carry out the necessary steps. Our aim is to provide citizens of the university with regular information on current news, measures, actions and preventive options. Please, visit the website regularly for the latest updates on all aspects of the novel coronavirus.

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coronavirus – Semmelweis University

The transmission of respiratory viruses and the efficacy of face masks

A recent study compared the spread of coronaviruses, influenza viruses and rhinoviruses via droplet infection and aerosol.

Information for Semmelweis citizens in compulsory home quarantine on the so-called release test provided by the university

Sampling is performed in the home of the concerned patients in appropriate protective equipment and the samples are analysed in the designated coronavirus laboratory of Semmelweis University.

Dr. Béla Merkely: immunity against the virus has not been built yet

Dr. Béla Merkely spoke about the latest developments in coronavirus research at the university.

The role of BCG vaccination in the fight against COVID-19

BCG vaccination may explain the differences between the rate of coronavirus cases in different countries.

Katinka Hosszú donates HUF 1.5 million for coronavirus-related research

The university will use the donation to Semmelweis University Foundation to fund research related to the coronavirus.

Rector Béla Merkely held an online forum for students

The curriculum must be completed, but the university will be flexible in providing the required knowledge.

“The pandemic provides a perfect platform for cyber attacks” – Health Services Management Training Centre

The guide of the Health Services Management Training Centre on how to work and study in a secure cyber environment from home.

Educational break on 30-31 March 2020 ordered by the Rector

Information on the break on 30th-31st March 2020 ordered by the Rector.

Harvard webinar series on the coronavirus for clinicians and other health care professionals

The next webinar can be joined live online starting at 6 p.m. CET today.

The effect of choloroquine on COVID-19

The most recent publications support the hypothesis that chloroquine may improve the clinical outcome of patients who are infected with SARS-CoV-2.