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Concern mounts over “unusual” monkeypox virus symptoms

July 4, 2022

Medical professionals in the UK are noticing that patients diagnosed with monkeypox are presenting with different symptoms from those seen in previous outbreaks including less fever and tiredness and more skin lesions in their genital and anal areas. This was observed in a recent study of patients at London sexual health clinics. Monkeypox is a […]

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Desktop “air curtains” as an indirect virus barrier

May 20, 2022

Air curtains – artificially created streams of moving air – which are used to protect patients in operating rooms or to prevent the spread of contaminants, may be a solution for tight, closed spaces when social distancing is not possible. Researchers at Nagoya University in Japan have tested such a system, noting efficient deflection of […]

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COVID-19 virus can trigger persistent, self-damaging immune response

January 4, 2022

A Cedars-Sinai, California, research team has found infection with the virus that causes COVID-19 can stress the immune system so much to cause the production of autoantibodies that will attack the body’s own organs and tissues. The shocking discovery was noticed even among those who reported mild symptoms or no symptoms of COVID-19 at all. […]

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COVID-19 detection to be sped up with new Amazon initiative

July 22, 2021

To expedite disease testing during the COVID-19 pandemic tech giant Amazon has launched the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Diagnostic Development Initiative, which is expected to accelerate diagnostics research and development worldwide through the many cloud computing solutions provided, particularly in relation to infectious disease management. The virus responsible for the current pandemic is continuing to […]

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US scientists design novel “trap” for COVID-19

May 24, 2021

Researchers at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) at the University of Chicago have come up with a novel way to trap SARS-CoV-2 viruses, the virus that causes COVID-19, within the body and then use the body’s own immune system to destroy it – using specially-designed “Nanotraps.” In theory, these Nanotraps attract the virus […]

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Men more vulnerable to COVID-19 than women, affirms US study

February 8, 2021

Men, independent of age, are much more likely to contract COVID-19, suffer from severe complications, and die from the disease than women, according to new epidemiological observations. Led by Farhaan Vahidy from the Houston Methodist Research Institute, the study set out to investigate the association between biological sex and COVID-19 in nearly 100,000 subjects in […]

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Japan’s domestic travel campaign linked to increased COVID-19 symptoms

December 10, 2020

There is a higher incidence of COVID-19 symptoms among Japanese who have participated in a domestic travel campaign promoted by the government, according to researchers from the University of Tokyo and the University of California, Los Angeles, US. Researchers and health experts suggest the travel campaign backed by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is contributing to […]

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Suspected norovirus outbreak kills four in Japan hospital

December 31, 2012

TOKYO – A suspected norovirus outbreak has killed four people and infected almost 100 others at a hospital in the Japanese city of Yokohama south of Tokyo, officials said. Four patients aged between 80 and 97 died of breathing problems and pneumonia between Wednesday and Friday after suffering vomiting and diarrhoea, officials at the city’s […]

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Health Ministry says no EV-71 in Malaysia

July 16, 2012

MALAYSIA –  The country’s Health Ministry announced that the deadly enterovirus 71 (EV-71) that killed at least 52 children in Cambodia has not entered the country. Health Minister Liow Tiong Lai (see insert photo) said that there was one patient related to the virus, but that person has been placed in quarantine and is under […]

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