Tag: <span>respiratory symptoms</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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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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Impact of asymptomatic carriers on COVID-19 transmission

Asymptomatic carriers of the virus display no clinical symptoms but are known to be contagious. Recent evidence reveals that this sub-population, as well as persons with mild symptoms, represent a major contributor in the propagation of COVID-19. The asymptomatic sub-population frequently escapes detection by public health surveillance systems. Because of this, the currently accepted estimates...

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Coincidence of COVID-19 epidemic and olfactory dysfunction outbreak

Because of the newly identified virus, it is expected that new reports about different aspects of the disease will be released daily. In this way, an update on its clinical and laboratory presentations has reported fever, respiratory symptoms, cough, fatigue, myalgia, arthralgia and breathing difficulties as the common presentations of the confirmed cases. However, recent...

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Children are not immune to COVID-19

So far, the narrative has been that while the coronavirus may cause severe, or even fatal, disease in the elderly, the outcomes for children are reassuring. Nevertheless, there have been a few concerning reports of young people being seriously affected by the virus. Just as with adults, children exposed to the coronavirus can be infected...

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Symptom progression of COVID-19

A new study have examined symptom frequency and clinical progression for a selection of cases from clinical studies in mainland China and individual case reports in Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and South Korea. Authors noted that the number of cases presenting with pneumoniais different in mainland China compared to the case studies from Hong Kong,...