Tag: <span>infections</span>

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COVID-19 asymptomatic infection estimation

Mounting evidence suggests that there is an undetected pool of COVID-19 asymptomatic but infectious cases. Estimating the number of asymptomatic infections has been crucial to understand the virus and contain its spread, which is, however, hard to be accurately counted. A new study proposes an approach of Machine Learning based fine-grained Simulator (MLSim), which integrates...

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Damage from COVID-19 beyond the lungs

The disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be surrounded by many unknowns. For now, everything points to the lungs being the main organs in which the ravages of this infection are shown. But beyond these, its reach could extend to different organs, including the heart and blood vessels, the liver, kidneys, intestine,...

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Clinical manifestations of children with COVID-19

Elderly patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 are at high risk to have Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), complications and death. Due to unknown reasons, children with COVID-19 appear to have a milder clinical course compared to adults, and reports of death are scarce. However, pediatric population may play a major role in community spread of SARS-CoV-2....

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City size and COVID-19 attack rate

The current outbreak of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) poses an unprecedented global health and economic threat to interconnected human societies. Until a vaccine is developed, strategies for controlling the outbreak rely on aggressive social distancing. These measures largely disconnect the social network fabric of human societies, especially in urban areas. A new study estimates...

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Flattening the curve

The rapid growth rate in Italy has already filled some hospitals there to capacity, forcing emergency rooms to close their doors to new patients, hire hundreds of new doctors and request emergency supplies of basic medical equipment, like respirator masks, from abroad. In epidemiology, the idea of slowing a virus’ spread so that fewer people...

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Incubation period of COVID-19

Wuhan pneumonia is an acute infectious disease caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). It is being treated as a Class A infectious disease though it was classified as Class B according to the Infectious Disease Prevention Act of China. Accurate estimation of the incubation period of the coronavirus is essential for the sake of...