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COVID-19, communicable disease and immunology

Academic Research Scholar, Prof Wendy M. Purcell, provides an update on COVID-19, communicable disease and immunology.
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Infection prevention and control: including technology

Dr Zisis Kozlakidis directs our thoughts towards infection prevention and control, including technology, in his two-part series.

After school closures, our focus needs to be on design

Following school closures due to COVID-19, schools need to reopen with safer designs in mind to protect students and help them attain an education.
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Digital reader improves the accuracy of reporting positive lateral flow tests

Rob Banathy, Senior Product Manager at NHS Digital, explains how his team developed a lateral flow device digital reader service that can detect nearly twice the number of positive COVID-19 cases during early infection compared to the human eye.
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Investigating a new method for pig vaccinations

Livestock vaccinations lead to healthy animals, healthy consumers, and a profitable industry.
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Vaccines can reduce COVID-19 effects by up to 80%

Long-term COVID-19 effects have been decreased from anywhere between 50 and 80% for those who have been vaccinated when compared to unvaccinated people.
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Tickborne diseases: A growing health problem in the U.S.

Chief of the Bacterial Diseases Branch, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, walks us through a growing health problem in the United States, tickborne diseases.
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Gay and bisexual men at highest risk of monkeypox

Gay and bisexual men at highest risk of contracting monkeypox which is spread via sexual intercourse and skin-to-skin contact.
Man sleeping in bed with dog

Can monkeypox be transmitted to dogs?

A dog has been infected with monkeypox for the first time and scientists are advising infected individuals to isolate themselves from pets.
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One in eight COVID-19 patients develops long COVID symptoms

One in eight adults (12.7%) who are infected with SARS-CoV-2 experience long COVID symptoms, including chest pain, difficulties breathing, painful muscles and more.
Dog meat at wet market in Wuhan

COVID-19 originated at Wuhan wet market via raccoon dogs and foxes

3 years later, after COVID-19 has claimed 6.4 million lives, research indicates that COVID-19 originated at the Wuhan wet market.
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Keeping up to date with the symptoms of monkeypox

There are important differences in the symptoms of monkeypox between the current outbreak and previous outbreaks in endemic regions.

COVID-19 symptoms are changing with new variants

A sore throat and hoarse voice were the main COVID-19 symptoms with newer variants – but have symptoms changed as variants get smarter?
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Seegene develops monkeypox PCR test

South Korea's leading molecular diagnostics (MDx) company Seegene Inc. has developed a PCR to detect positive cases of monkeypox virus within 90 minutes.
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Genomic characterisation for improved responses to dengue outbreaks in Tanzania

Gaspary Mwanyika from the SACIDS Foundation for One Health, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania details the importance of genomic characterisation in the control of dengue.
UVGI

UVGI Solutions for effective infection control

Ultra Violet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) refers to the use of UV radiation for the effective control of infections.
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People in Republican counties more likely to die from COVID-19

The partisan divide across the United States found that Republican counties suffer from higher mortality rates from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Novacyt is powering ahead and tackling emerging health concerns

Empowering employees and examining emerging health threats in a new strategy for business growth is Novacyt CEO David Allmond’s mission in the weeks ahead.
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Should we be preparing for a widespread monkeypox outbreak?

This ‘unusual’ monkeypox outbreak has been found to be larger and more widespread than previous outbreaks outside of Africa, and health experts propose better preparation.
estrogen, covid-19 mortality

Estrogen treatment can reduce COVID-19 mortality by 22%

Researchers find that estrogen can reduce the severity of COVID-19 mortality, explaining why fewer women were affected by the disease than men.

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