Iran COVID infections jump after New Year holidays

Iran’s daily new COVID-19 infections reached a four-month high on Monday as the capital Tehran was put on the highest virus risk level, with authorities blaming increased travelling. The Islamic republic is battling the Middle East’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak, and case numbers have risen following a surge in trips during the Iranian new year holidays that started on March 18. […]

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New defense against viral lung infections discovered

Researchers have uncovered a previously unknown arm of the immune defense system that protects the lung from lethal viral infections. Respiratory diseases caused by viruses such as influenza A and SARS-CoV-2 cause damage not just through their own actions, but also from collateral damage as the immune system reacts to fight the infection. A timely and proportionate response identifies viruses, […]

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Novel pooled testing strategies can significantly better identify COVID-19 infections

A new approach to pooled COVID-19 testing can be a highly effective tool for curbing the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, even if infections are widespread in a community, according to researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Simple pooled testing schemes could be implemented with minimal changes to current testing infrastructures in […]

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France: number of COVID hospitalisations down for third day running

FILE PHOTO: Medical staff members in the Intensive Care Unit for COVID-19 patients at La Timone hospital in Marseille, France, February 8, 2021. REUTERS/Eric GaillardPARIS (Reuters) – France reported 21,063 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday, down both from Wednesday’s 25,387 figure and from last Thursday’s total of 23,448 as the average case count maintains its downward trajectory. The number […]

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How Dogs Might Help Sniff Out Coronavirus Infections at Miami Heat Games

Like everything else, sporting events have been thrown into turmoil by the COVID-19 pandemic. Games have been cancelled and postponed, and fans haven't been allowed in many stadiums for several months. (Fan attendance across the country depends on a number of factors, including local coronavirus guidelines, which vary by state.) In Florida, the Miami Heat have announced they'll use coronavirus-sniffing […]

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Germany’s Merkel points to variant risk as infections drop

Germany is seeing a promising decline in new coronavirus infections, but must take “very seriously” the risk posed by a more contagious variant and will have to be cautious whenever it starts easing its lockdown, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday. Merkel and Germany’s 16 state governors on Tuesday decided to extend the country’s lockdown by two weeks until Feb. 14 […]

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Germany hits 2 million infections as WHO tackles new strains

Germany on Friday passed two million coronavirus cases as a World Health Organization emergency committee readied to issue advice on stemming the spread of new, more contagious strains of the disease. The surge in Europe’s biggest economy came as countries on the continent again tightened restrictions, with Portugal entering a fresh lockdown and Britain requiring negative tests for entry. Despite […]

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Rising virus infections worrying, says Spain PM

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Wednesday called a recent rise in coronavirus infections “worrying”, warning that stricter measures to curb the spread could be needed for Christmas. Spain was one of the first European nations to suffer a second spike in COVID-19 infections but restrictions such as nighttime curfews helped to halve the incidence level in November. But the […]

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Closing the gap: Finding undiagnosed hepatitis C infections after blood transfusions

What is the incidence of viral hepatitis caused by blood transfusions before and after Sweden introduced screening of blood in the early 1990s? In an article published in Eurosurveillance ahead of World Hepatitis Day on 28 July, the authors also try to estimate how many people of those who were infected with hepatitis B and C through blood transfusion still […]

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From Australia to Portugal: These countries have access again to the Lockdown

With the onset of the Corona-pandemic and the rising infection and death, many countries have introduced figures of worldwide regulations in order to curb the spread of the Virus. Often these rules in a Lockdown, so a shutdown of the Public resulted. Such as Restaurants, Bars, gyms, and schools were closed. In some countries, was even a bit of shopping […]

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