Tag: <span>MERS</span>

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WHO does not endorse an immunity passport

The scientific evidence gathered so far does not provide certainty that a person who has contracted the coronavirus, has recovered, and has generated antibodies is protected against a second infection, leaving behind the idea of an immunity passport, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This is WHO’s reaction to claims by some governments that...

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First patients injected in UK vaccine trial

The first human trial in Europe of a coronavirus vaccine has begun in Oxford with 1,100 people recruited for the study. Two volunteers were injected on Thursday, April 23rd and they will be monitored for 48 hours, before six more people enter the trial on Saturday and a larger number will join at the beginning...

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Evidence of stray dogs as possible origin of COVID-19 pandemic

Since the COVID-19 was first detected, virologists work against the clock to complete the full history of SARS-CoV-2. It is a crucial detective job not only when developing a vaccine, but also to prevent future infections. That task is to examine the genetic sequence of SARS-CoV-2 and compare it to that of other known coronavirus...

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Potential utility of melatonin in deadly infectious diseases related to the overreaction of innate immune response and destructive inflammation: focus on COVID-19

The high mortality of deadly virus infectious diseases including SARS, MERS, COVID-19, and avian flu is often caused by the uncontrolled innate immune response and destructive inflammation. The majority of viral diseases are self-limiting under the help of the activated adaptive immune system. This activity is cell proliferation dependent and thus, it requires several weeks...

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Persistence of SARS-CoV-2 on inanimate surfaces

Like many respiratory viruses, including flu, SARS-CoV-2 can be spread in tiny droplets released from the nose and mouth of an infected person as they cough. A single cough can produce up to 3,000 droplets. These particles can land on other people, clothing and surfaces around them. Besides, there is also some evidence that the...

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Temperature, humidity, and wind speed are associated with lower COVID-19 incidence

In absence of empirical research data, there has been considerable speculative hypothesis on the relationship between climatic factors (such as temperature and humidity) and the incidence of COVID-19. A new study analyzed the data from 310 regions across 116 countries that reported confirmed cases of COVID-19 by March 12, 2020, and found that temperature, humidity,...

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Why do more men die from COVID-19 than women?

In all the statistics of death by COVID-19 there are more deceased men than women. One well-known important factor in COVID-19 deaths is the presence of chronic diseases, particularly heart disease, diabetes and cancer. In this way, since they are more common in men than in women, it could partially explain the statistics. Furthermore, man...

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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...