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Unvaccinated teens nine times likelier to be hospitalised

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that unvaccinated teenagers are nine times likelier to be hospitalised with Omicron.
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Scientists discover how Zika Virus evades cellular antiviral response

The human immune system is an intricate web designed to stop invading pathogens - but with over 200 virus species capable of infecting humans, some have a way to break through.
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How can hemp compounds block the COVID-19 virus infection?

Research demonstrates the ability to prevent COVID-19 from entering human cells through cannabinoid acids binding to a SARS-CoV-2 protein, blocking infection from the virus.
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SACIDS: A decade of experience developing One Health capacity in Africa

Gerald Misinzo and Mark Rweyemamu tell us about the decade of work done by the SACIDS Foundation for One Health to protect Sub-Saharan Africa
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Rapid testing to differentiate between COVID-19 & other infections

Shiao Fong Yee, Marketing Communications Manager at Novacyt Group, discusses the importance of rapid testing to differentiate between COVID-19 and other infections in light of facing winter respiratory viral challenges.
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Contemporary immunology and its relationship to medicine

Peter Bretscher, Professor of Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology at the University of Saskatchewan, explores important immunological questions
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New Pfizer Covid-19 pill seeking emergency use authorization from FDA

Pfizer have announced that it is seeking emergency use authorization for its new Covid-19 oral antiviral candidate PAXLOVID™
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How to compete with COVID-19 with a computer?

Y-h. Taguchi, Professor at Chuo University in Japan, reveals how to compete with COVID-19 by using a computer.
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What is a virus? An exploration for middle school students

Ann Matthysse, Department of Biology, University of North Carolina, explores what exactly a virus is, with a specific focus on RNA viruses and SARS-CoV-2.
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Scientists identify highest level of UK COVID infections since 2020

According to the latest data, UK COVID infections are at their highest since May, 2020 - with levels especially high in school-aged children.

Pfizer COVID-19 pill 89% effective against death

Pfizer has announced that its antiviral pill, PAXLOVID, is 89% effective in reducing COVID-19 hospitalisation and death.
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Fluvoxamine can cut COVID-19 hospitalisations by 30%

Fluvoxamine, a cheap repurposed drug, can cut COVID-19 hospitalisations by up to 30%, according to a new study.
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How businesses can cope with the effects of Long Covid in the workplace

Gill Nye, Executive Head of HR at Cantium Business Solutions, explores the effect long covid will have on the workplace, with a particular focus on occupational health provision.
COVID-19 booster

Are you eligible for the COVID-19 booster jab?

Find out everything you need to know about the UK Government's COVID-19 vaccination programme as the NHS begins to rollout booster jabs.
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Third of leukaemia patients show no COVID-19 antibody response

According to a new study, a third of leukaemia patients fail to generate an antibody response following two COVID-19 vaccine doses.
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Risk of pregnancy loss not associated with COVID-19 vaccines

According to a new study, there is no risk of pregnancy loss associated with COVID-19 vaccinations.
zoonotic diseases

What are zoonotic diseases?

Captain Casey Barton Behravesh of the U.S. Public Health Service, and Director of the CDC One Health Office highlights the CDC’s efforts to nationally and internationally prevent zoonotic diseases.
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How will a changing climate affect the future of vector borne diseases?

With a changing climate, animal, insect, and plant species will either adapt or die under new environmental and climate conditions - this brings new challenges in the study of vector-borne infectious diseases.
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Infection prevention and control – Lessons learned

Andrew Metcalfe, Director of Intelligent Infection Control Services Limited, LumiBio, explores the lessons learned in infection prevention and control.
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COVID-19 vaccines: Risks versus benefits

Lauren Matelski, Jeremy MacMahon, and Pamela J. Lein from the University of California, Davis, weigh the risks associated with COVID-19 vaccines versus the benefits.

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