Type 2 diabetes: Could having the condition make you more susceptible to the coronavirus?

Type 2 diabetes is a disease that occurs when the blood glucose, also known as blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is the main source of energy and comes mainly from the food one eats. In type 2 diabetes, the body doesn’t make enough insulin or doesn’t use insulin well. A person can develop type 2 diabetes at any […]

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Coronavirus explained: What are the chances I will die?

Coronavirus explained: What are the chances I will die? How do I avoid it? Is it all a big fuss over nothing? World experts answer your questions Tourists are stranded, quarantined in hotels as hundreds of flights are cancelled Sales of surgical spirit have surged and Boots has sold out of anti-bacterial gel World stock markets are in freefall and […]

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Two Swiss high school classes quarantined over coronavirus

Two high school classes and their teachers have been quarantined in Switzerland after a student tested positive for the deadly new coronavirus, regional authorities said Sunday. The move at the Bienne technical high school marks the first measures against COVID-19 that affect a school in Switzerland, where over 20 people have tested positive since a first case emerged less than […]

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Plans to fight coronavirus must pay attention to the environment

The rapid onset and spread of coronavirus is proving to be a huge challenge for public health officials across the world. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause illness in people and others only infect animals. Very rarely have animal coronaviruses infected and spread between people. This is what’s suspected to have happened for the virus that has […]

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Iranian Vice-Minister of health with Coronavirus infected

In Iran, it has infected a member of the government with the Coronavirus. The Deputy Minister of health Iradsch Harirchi was tested positive for the pathogen. The Minister appealed on Tuesday with a video message to the Public. The pictures were shown on state television. Bad not go to him. He’ll have to defeat the Virus in the course of […]

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South Korea on frontline as coronavirus spreads

The deadly coronavirus epidemic spread further outside China on Monday with a surge of infections in South Korea making it the biggest hotspot abroad, while authorities in Europe and the Middle East battled worsening outbreaks. The number of fatalities in China also continued to soar, with 150 more confirmed deaths taking the official death toll to nearly 2,600. Chinese authorities […]

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Lebanon announces first novel coronavirus case

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The first case of the novel coronavirus in Lebanon was confirmed on Friday, the health minister said, adding that two other suspected cases were being investigated. “We confirmed the first case today,” Hamad Hassan said at a press conference in Beirut. The COVID-19 virus was found in a 45-year-old Lebanese woman who had travelled from Qom […]

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Some people are more likely to infect others with coronavirus

Could YOU be a super-spreader? Some people are more likely to infect others with coronavirus as they are prone to milder symptoms that mean they don’t notice and continue to socialise Steve Walsh, a Scout leader in Hove, named ‘super-spreader’ of new coronavirus He unwittingly infected at least 11 people during skiing holiday in French Alps  However the term super-spread […]

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