Tag: <span>influenza</span>

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The coronavirus is mutating

According to Peter Thielen, a molecular biologist at the Johns Hopkins Laboratory of Applied Physics, SARS-CoV-2 is mutating. Among the thousands of samples of the long chain of RNA that makes up the coronavirus, there are 11 mutations that have become quite common. But as far as is known now, it is always the same...

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Co-infection between SARS-CoV-2 and other respiratory pathogens

Early reports from China suggested that co-infection with other respiratory pathogens was rare. However, a new study performed in Northern California shows that co-infection rates between SARS-CoV-2 and other respiratory pathogens is higher than expected, with no significant difference in rates of SARS-CoV-2 infection in patients with and without other pathogens. In this way, from...

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Asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic patients infected with COVID-19

Asymptomatic but infectious people have been reported in many infectious diseases. Examples include herpes, cytomegalovirus and respiratory diseases caused by viruses such as H1N1 or H5N1 influenza, being asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic people a reservoir hidden for detection systems. The Chinese government first reported the infection as pneumonia of unknown origin in late December 2019; then...

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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...