Infectious Diseases

CDC Confirms Five Coronavirus Cases in US

7 monthes ago   |   By Medscape

110 people in 26 states are being checked for possible infection. CDC scientists have developed a real-time polymerase chain reaction test that can diagnose the virus in respiratory and serum samples.
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Wuhan Coronavirus Update: 44,000 Now Infected, Warn University of Hong Kong Researchers

Wuhan Coronavirus Update: 44,000 Now Infected, Warn University of Hong Kong Researchers

7 monthes ago   |   By Natural News

Nearly 44,000 people are already infected by the Wuhan coronavirus, warned academic researchers from the University of Hong Kong over the weekend. The “official” number of infections claimed by the communist Chinese government is only 2900, revealing a desperate effort to cover up the true numbers and lie to the world about a...
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Brazen airliner still offering flights from London Heathrow to coronavirus-ravaged Wuhan

Brazen airliner still offering flights from London Heathrow to coronavirus-ravaged Wuhan

7 monthes ago   |   By Daily Mail

EXCLUSIVE: The French airline is offering cheap flights from Heathrow to the outbreak's epicentre on Sunday evening via its website. The Foreign Office warns against travel to Wuhan.
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Wuhan Coronavirus Infections Could Be 30 Times Higher Than Official Total, Hong Kong Researchers Warn

7 monthes ago   |   By Time

The number of people infected with a SARS-like form of coronavirus in Wuhan, China could already be more than 30 times higher the the official tally, researchers in Hong Kong have warned.
Gabriel Leung, the chair of public health medicine at the University of Hong Kong, said at a press conference Monday that his team's research models show that some 44,000 people in Wuhan alone -where the virus is believed to have originated in a seafood market -may be infected as of last Saturday.
Chinese officials have shut down travel in and out of Wuhan and many surrounding cities in an effort to stop...
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Many Metrics to Measure COVID-19, Which Are Best?

Many Metrics to Measure COVID-19, Which Are Best?

The metrics used to track the coronavirus pandemic typically include daily cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. Analyzing these metrics separately can show how much community... Read more ...

ACIP Mulls Priority Groups for COVID-19 Vaccines

ACIP Mulls Priority Groups for COVID-19 Vaccines

Members of the the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices meeting Tuesday appeared to agree that healthcare workers should be first in line to receive a COVID-19... Read more ...

Why children ARE more protected from severe COVID-19 than adults

Why children ARE more protected from severe COVID-19 than adults

Researchers at Yale University and Albert Einstein College of Medicine found that adults who catch coronavirus are nine-times more likely to die of the infection compared to... Read more ...

Exercising regularly and not smoking can have a dramatic effect on your...

Exercising regularly and not smoking can have a dramatic effect on your lifespan study shows

Scientists from Leicester university found that not smoking and exercising regularly can add six to eight years to life, even in those with chronic illnesses Read more ...

COVID Death Toll Hits 200,000 in the U.S

COVID Death Toll Hits 200,000 in the U.S

Just over 6 months after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, the United States has reached a grim milestone: the novel coronavirus death toll has... Read more ...

FDA will make it harder for COVID-19 vaccines to get approved

FDA will make it harder for COVID-19 vaccines to get approved

The FDA is expected to issue new, tougher requirements for its approval of a coronavirus vaccine, a move that could make emergency use authorization before Election Day unlikely. Read more ...

Pontyclun pub closes after customer tests positive for Covid-19

Pontyclun pub closes after customer tests positive for Covid-19

The Pipeworks Bar is having a deep clean, with some staff told to isolate for 14 days Read more ...

Could Your Nausea Be a Sign of COVID-19? If You're Worried, Here's What to Know

Could Your Nausea Be a Sign of COVID-19? If You're Worried, Here's What to Know

We've learned a lot about the symptoms of COVID-19 over the last few months. One of the more surprising discoveries: despite being classified as a respiratory illness by the... Read more ...

No Luck for Chemo-Free Tx in First-Line Bladder Cancer

No Luck for Chemo-Free Tx in First-Line Bladder Cancer

PD-L1 checkpoint blockade with or without anti-CTLA-4 failed to improve overall survival compared to standard chemotherapy in previously untreated metastatic bladder cancer, a... Read more ...

Trial Holds Promise for Weekly Insulin for Type 2

Trial Holds Promise for Weekly Insulin for Type 2

Now, new research offers some hope for those insulin avoiders - a once-a-week insulin injection may someday replace daily shots. Read more ...