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Severe asthma attacks risk doubled following COVID-19 restrictions lift

Adults suffering from asthma had approximately doubled risk of a severe asthma attack after COVID-19 restrictions were lifted in the UK.
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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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Hepatitis C virus elimination: A potential global success story

Dr Zisis Kozlakidis and Dr Dewi Nur Aisyah examine Hepatitis C virus elimination and weigh up if this has the potential to become a global success story.
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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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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.
Young and mature man with face masks sitting in a waiting room of a hospital or office

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.
woman experiencing Long Covid symptoms due to covid-19 virus

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.

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?
monkeypox pcr test

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.
mouse model, cutaneous leishmaniasis, vaccination

Lessons from the mouse model of cutaneous leishmaniasis

Peter Bretscher, from the University of Saskatchewan looks at whether mouse models of cutaneous leishmaniasis are pertinent for vaccination against and treatment of AIDS, infectious diseases, and cancer.
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Intercepting smuggled products to protect animal health

Will Wepsala, Public Affairs Specialist at the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, walks us through the work of intercepting smuggled products to protect animal health.
emerging health concerns, diagnostics

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.
monkeypox outbreak, cases

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.
monkeypox symptoms, lymph nodes

What are five common monkeypox symptoms?

Here, we look at five key monkeypox symptoms and discuss potential consequences of infection.
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.
epstein barr virus vaccine, clinical trials

NIH begins clinical trial for Epstein-Barr virus vaccine

The clinical trial will test an Epstein-Barr virus vaccine developed by Novavax, one of just two attempts in over a decade.
excess deaths, covid pandemic

WHO says COVID pandemic caused 14.9 million excess deaths 

The World Health Organisation (WHO) say the pandemic led to 14.9 million global excess deaths, caused either by the virus itself or disrupted access to healthcare.

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