U.S. and Chinese Scientists Trace Evolution of Coronaviruses in Bats

DeAgostini/Getty Images An international team of scientists, including a prominent researcher at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, has analyzed all known coronaviruses in Chinese bats and used genetic analysis to trace the likely origin of the novel coronavirus to […]

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How to help kill coronavirus in your home and car after you go out

There are so many surfaces in your home that could be harboring germs. The coronavirus is causing countries and states to order residents to stay at home . In many places, you can still go out for essential errands, like buying food at the grocery store , grabbing take-out […]

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Sudden Loss Of Smell Could Be Tell-Tale Sign Of COVID-19

One of the major complications of COVID-19 , the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen, is that many who transmit the illness will show mild or no symptoms, making it very difficult to identify how many people are infected with the disease and who is therefore likely to pass […]

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Focus on Surface Disinfection When Fighting COVID-19

William A. Rutala, PhD, MPH, CIC David J. Weber, MD, MPH COVID-19 , Environmental Services The perfect disinfectant or product for healthcare disinfection has not been introduced; however, there is a wide array of excellent disinfectants that offer a range of characteristics. As of March 10, 2020, the US […]

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Coronavirus & Asthma: How to Cut Risks and Keep Control

Coronavirus 3D illustration from Getty Images As the new coronavirus spreads throughout the United States and the world, physicians are fielding calls from people with asthma. They are worried about being at heightened risk for severe illness. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has listed asthma as […]

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Epidemiological characteristics and clinical outcomes of human rhinovirus infections in a hospitalized population. Severity is independently linked to RSV coinfection and comorbidities.

Abstract Human rhinovirus (hRV) is a predominant respiratory viral pathogen. The determinants that lead to adverse clinical outcomes in hospitalized patients are unclear. Our objective was to analyze the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of hRV infections in a hospitalized population and to compare non-severe and severe infections. The study […]

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Coronavirus outbreak could be linked to bat soup say scientists

CORONAVIRUS could have spread from bat soup to humans, experts have claimed. Scientists in China, where the deadly coronavirus has killed 26 people, believe the bug shares a common ancestor with a virus found only in fruit bats . Disturbing footage purporting to show someone eating bat soup has […]

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