Africa: Coronavirus - Govts Should Do More to Support Africans in China

[allAfrica] London -The death toll from the mysterious new coronavirus that originated from China has topped 900, and infections have skyrocketed to 40 000. Many comparisons are being drawn to the 2003 SARS epidemic, which was also caused by a coronavirus with an epicentre of southern China.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news

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An antibody recovered from a survivor of the SARS epidemic in the early 2000s has revealed a potential vulnerability of the new coronavirus at the root of COVID-19, according to a study from scientists at Scripps Research. The study, published today in Science, is the first to map a human antibody's interaction with the new coronavirus at near-atomic-scale resolution.
Source: World Pharma News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news
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Source: The A and P Professor - Category: Physiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
The outbreak and spread of novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that began in Wuhan, China, has attracted worldwide attention (Li et al., 2020; Marc Lipsitch et al., 2020; Zou et al., 2020). As of 24:00 on February 24, 2020, a total of 77658 confirmed cases have been reported in China, and 641742 cases of close contacts were tracked, including 87902 cases under medical observation. Most close contacts are still subject to home isolation, especially in Wuhan, the center of the epidemic. Isolation at home is mainly suitable for people who are healthy in the past, have no history of basic diseases and have no symptoms or mild sympt...
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Short Communication Source Type: research
Since December 2019, health systems around the globe have struggled with an increasing number of cases of a viral respiratory syndrome that emerged in China. The cause is a new strain in the coronavirus family, provisionally named 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)1, SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19.2
Source: The Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: European Paediatric Association Source Type: research
The risks, so far, seem no greater than for anyone else, but the research is thin and only applies to later stage of pregnancy.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Women and Girls Pregnancy and Childbirth Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Babies and Infants Quarantines Epidemics Swine Influenza Vaccination and Immunization SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) Breastfeeding American College of Obstetric Source Type: news
Last year, when I visited the town of Beni, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), people did not shake hands. Bottles of disinfectant and buckets of chlorinated water were at the entrance of every business. Misinformation spread across social networks and on news-sites, and treatment centers in the northeastern province of North Kivu were being attacked by armed militias. At the time, Beni was one of the centers of a devastating Ebola outbreak, the second most deadly in world history. According to the World Health Organization, almost 3,500 people were sickened by the virus, and more than 2,000 died, a case fatali...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
We live in unprecedented modern times experiencing how an outbreak of a particular viral disease, COVID-19, caused by SARS-CoV-2, also commonly referred to as the Coronavirus, is disrupting societies and personal lives. The virus is likely to spread to most, if not all, countries, illustrating the interconnectedness of the world. At the time of writing, Italy and Spain have become the epicenters in terms of fatalities in Europe, whereas the United States has recorded the most diagnosed cases worldwide. While many national measures to contain, suppress, mitigate, or delay the spread of the virus are being taken, there is gr...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
(JAMA Network) Lessons learned from the 2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic may help reduce the spread of   severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS- CoV-2), the cause of   coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), to health care workers performing open tracheostomies, a surgical procedure to open an airway that may be required for many patients with COVID-19.
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Researchers at the University of Minnesota created a 3D map of the ‘spike’ protein used to latch on to cellsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNew research has shed light on a crucial biological mechanism that may have helped the coronavirus to infect humans and spread rapidly around the world.A detailed analysis of the virus ’s structure shows that the club-like “spikes” that it uses to establish infections latch on to human cells about four times more strongly than those on the related Sars coronavirus, which killed hundreds of people in a 2002 epidemic.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Infectious diseases Science Health Microbiology World news Immunology Biochemistry and molecular biology US news Source Type: news
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