Full-scale informal settlement dwelling fire experiments and development of numerical models - Cicione A, Beshir M, Walls RS, Rush D.
While fire-related injuries and deaths decreased in the global north over the past few years, they have increased in the global south. With more than one billion people residing in informal settlements (sometimes known as slums, ghettos or shantytowns), it... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Gastrointestinal effects of an attempt to "disinfect" from COVID-19 - Binder L, H ögenauer C, Langner C.
In April 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, a 41-year-old female presented to the emergency department with recurrent vomiting and abdominal pain that had been ongoing on for two days and additional hematemesis for several hours. The past medical history w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

High modulus, thermally stable, and self-extinguishing aramid nanofiber separators - Patel A, Wilcox K, Li Z, George I, Juneja R, Lollar CT, Lazar S, Grunlan JC, Tenhaeff WE, Lutkenhaus JL.
Mechanically and thermally robust separators offer an alternative approach for preventing battery failure under extreme conditions such as high loads and temperatures. However, the tradeoff between electrochemical performance and mechanical and thermal sta... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Household fire protection practices in relation to socio-demographic characteristics: evidence from a Swedish national survey - Nilson F, Bonander C.
The sociodemographic inequalities in the ownership of residential fire safety equipment, fire prevention practices and fire protection knowledge was studied using an inductive and data-driven approach based on the responses to a national Swedish survey con... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Impact of flashover fire conditions on exposed energized electrical cords/cables - Weinschenk C, Madrzykowski D, Courtney P.
There has been prior research exploring the exposure of common electrical cords and cables to fire, but that has traditionally been at the lab scale and under near steady-state exposures. The goal of these experiments was to expose six types of cords and c... (Source: SafetyLit)
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Information extraction system for transforming unstructured text data in fire reports into structured forms: a Polish case study - Miro ńczuk MM.
In this paper, the author presents a novel information extraction system that analyses fire service reports. Although the reports contain valuable information concerning fire and rescue incidents, the narrative information in these reports has received lit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Measuring the capabilities of the Swedish fire service to save lives in residential fires - Runefors M.
The ability of the fire service to save lives in building fires has a profound impact on planning. However, very little empirical data are available on how different factors affect this capability--or even how many that are rescued annually. The current pa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Model considerations for fire scene reconstruction using a Bayesian framework - Kurzawski A, Cabrera JM, Ezekoye OA.
Towards the development of a more rigorous approach for coupling collected fire scene data to computational tools, a Bayesian computational strategy is presented in this work. The Bayesian inversion technique is exercised on synthetic, time-integrated data... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Occupational stressors among firefighters: application of multi-criteria decision making (MCDM)Techniques - Rajabi F, Molaeifar H, Jahangiri M, Taheri S, Banaee S, Farhadi P.
BACKGROUND: Firefighters are exposed to a wide range of occupational stressors due to the nature of their job. Multi-criteria decision-making technique (MCDM) is a method for identifying, evaluating, and preventing occupational stressors among firefighters... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

On the new classification of eye burns - Kulikov AN, Chernysh VF, Churashov SV.
The currently used classification of eye burns was proposed in 1973 by N.A. Puchkovskaya and V.M. Nepomnyashaya. Recent emergence of the concept of limbal stem cells of the corneal epithelium and its application in clinical practice has significantly expan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

On the protective performance of firefighters' garments: air gaps between fabric layers - Ghazy A.
Municipal firefighters count on their protective garments to avoid skin burns caused by thermal and flame exposures. Typical firefighting garment consists of three layers of different fire-resistant fabrics named as outer shell, moisture barrier and therma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Rapid early fire smoke detection system using slope fitting in video image histogram - Wang H, Zhang Y, Fan X.
Fire is one of the most dangerous natural/manmade disasters that endangers human life and property. Although early fire smoke detection systems have become increasingly widespread, it is particularly important to study videos of these systems to better und... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Risk assessment of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles in tunnels - Ehrhart BD, Brooks DM, Muna AB, LaFleur CB.
The need to understand the risks and implications of traffic incidents involving hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles in tunnels is increasing in importance with higher numbers of these vehicles being deployed. A risk analysis was performed to capture pote... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Self-reported concussion symptomology during deployment: differences as a function of injury mechanism and low-level blast exposure - Belding JN, Fitzmaurice S, Englert RM, Koenig HG, Thomsen CJ, Olaghere da Silva U.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI), which can result from either direct impact to the head or blast exposure, has been the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in recent military conflicts. However, little research has compared mTBIs by mechanism of injury. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Thermally-induced failure of smoke alarms - Martin G, Boehmer H, Olenick SM.
Smoke alarms are relied upon to notify building occupants of a fire, and the performance of these devices in the fire environment is critical for the safe evacuation of the building occupants. Development of smoke detection technology has focused primarily... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Variation in lightning simulations to assess grounding safety of corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST) - Haslam B, Eagar TW.
Codes and standards for lightning often rely on simulations due to the difficult nature of lightning testing, as in the case of corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST). A small set of simulations by CSST manufacturers were previously used to justify the s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Evacuation of vulnerable and critical patients: multimodal simulation for nurse-led patient evacuation - Gray MM, Thomas AA, Burns B, Umoren RA.
INTRODUCTION: Virtual simulation (VS) is an adaptable medium for teaching critical disaster management skills such as efficient hospital evacuation. We aimed to compare VS and prerecorded narrated multimedia lecture-based training of pediatric nurses for e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

How Much Breast Milk Does a Lactating Woman Make?
Discussion Each person needs to eat the right about of healthy foods to maintain a healthy body. This varies based on gender, age, activity, healthy problems, or health status. Healthy women who are moderately active and not pregnant or lactating need about 1800-2000 calories/day. Pregnant women are advised to keep the calories the same in the first trimester (about 1800 calories/day), increase ~200-300 (about 2200 calories/day)in the second trimester, and then increase ~300-400 in third trimester (about 2400 calories/day). The increase in calories should be met by a normally balanced and varied diet. When pregnant or br...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 11, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

A critical evaluation of BS PD 7974-7 structural fire response data based on USA fire statistics - Manes M, Rush D.
Probabilistic techniques deal with the randomness of variables and reliability of safety system but their application in fire safety engineering is limited due to the lack of data related to real structures subjected to real fires. This can be overcome by ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

A monte carlo-based probabilistic barrier failure model for arbitrary fire environment - Li X, Zhang X, Hadjisophocleous G.
Failure of building assemblies is a combined results of both heat attack and the mechanical response of the assembly components. The latter could change the integrity of a fire barrier and the pattern of heat transfer. The prediction of failure becomes mor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

A multi-grid evacuation model considering the threat of fire to human life and its application to building fire risk assessment - Zhiming F, Wei L, Xiaolian L, Weiguo S.
In the present study, a modified multi-grid fire evacuation model (MG-Fire-Evac) was devised to study the influence of fire-related phenomena such as toxic smoke and heat on occupant evacuating from a burning building. The degree of injury suffered by the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

A probabilistic methodology for assessing post-earthquake fire ignition vulnerability in residential buildings - Farshadmanesh P, Mohammadi J.
Post-earthquake fire (PEF) ignition events constitute a secondary consequence of an earthquake and may result in the loss of life and substantial property damage, especially in urban areas where the potential for fire spread and conflagration exists. These... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

A provisional conceptual model of human behavior in response to wildland-urban interface fires - Folk LH, Kuligowski ED, Gwynne SMV, Gales JA.
With more frequent and destructive wildfires occurring in the growing wildland-urban interface (WUI), the ability to ensure the safe evacuation of potentially large groups of people is of increasing importance. This is a challenging task made only more dif... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

A-evac: the evacuation simulator for stochastic environment - Krasuski A, Krenski K.
This article focuses on a component of Aamks--an evacuation simulator named a-evac. A-evac models evacuation of humans in the fire environment produced by a zone fire model simulato... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Analysis of fire water monitor jet reaction forces and their influences on the roll stabilities of urban firefighting vehicle - Sun J, Li W, He M.
Urban main fire fighting vehicle is the most important item of firefighting equipment. The stability and safety of these vehicles need to be assured to avoid fire extinguishing accidents due to vehicle stability or safety problems, especially when firefigh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Collapse of the 16-story Plasco Building in Tehran due to fire - Ahmadi MT, Aghakouchak AA, Mirghaderi R, Tahouni S, Garivani S, Shahmari A, Epackachi S.
On January 19, 2017 an accidental fire, which started by an electric shorting, resulted in the complete collapse of the 16-storey Plasco Building in Tehran. Twenty-two people including sixteen firefighters were killed in that incident. This paper reports t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Comments on "Evaluating crown fire rate of spread predictions from physics-based models" - Cruz MG, Alexander ME.
In a paper published in the January 2016 issue of Fire Technology, Hoffman et al. [1] provide an assessment of crown fire rate of spread predictions of two physics-based models, FIRETEC [2] and the Wildland-urban interface Fire Dynamics Simulator (WFDS) [3... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Comparative room burn study of furnished rooms from the United Kingdom, France and the United States - Blais MS, Carpenter K, Fernandez K.
This study uses three replicates of identical rooms for each of the countries tested (Fr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Comparison between actual and simulated smoke for smoke detection certification in aircraft cargo compartments using the CFD method - Chen X, Shao Z, Yang J.
Simulated smoke has been widely used in place of actual fire smoke during flight tests in the certification process for aircraft cargo compartment smoke detection systems. Previous research has identified several differences between actual and simulated sm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Design fire characteristics for probabilistic assessments of dwellings in England - Hopkin C, Spearpoint M, Wang Y, Hopkin D.
In England, there are no fixed requirements on the parameters adopted when considering residential design fires, and analyses undertaken are often deterministic with limited consideration given to probabilistic assessments and the sensitivity of parameters... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Development of an integrated risk assessment method to quantify the life safety risk in buildings in case of fire - Van Weyenberge B, Deckers X, Caspeele R, Merci B.
An integrated probabilistic risk assessment methodology is developed for the purpose of quantifying the life safety level of people present in buildings in the context of fire safety design. Multiple risk based concepts and tools have been developed in pre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Dual deep learning model for image based smoke detection - Pundir AS, Raman B.
Image-based smoke detection could help in faster and robust detection and monitoring of wildfires. It is becoming the best alternate of sensor based detectors for early detection of wildfire. The limitations of sensor based detector is that, they need clos... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Effect of firefighting intervention on occupant tenability during a residential fire - Kerber S, Regan JW, Horn GP, Fent KW, Smith DL.
This study examines the impact of firefighting intervention on occupant tenability to provide actionable guidance for selecting firefighting tactics that are based upon empirical rather than anecdotal evidence. Twelve fire experiments were conducted utiliz... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Experimental study of egress selection behavior between stairs and elevators during high-rise building evacuation - Ding N, Zhang H, Chen T.
How do evacuees behave and what factors influence their egress selection behavior of stairs or an elevator during a high-rise building evacuation? These issues remain unclear given a paucity of research. In this paper, a series of experiments and questionn... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Experimental study on the smouldering combustion of mineral wool insulation in chimney penetrations - Lepp änen P, Malaska M.
A large number of fires have been caused by metal chimney penetrations in recent years. One factor that has contributed to these occurrences is smouldering combustion within mineral wool, which is often used as insulation in metal chimneys and their penetr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Fire fragility functions for steel frame buildings: sensitivity analysis and reliability framework - Gernay T, Khorasani NE, Garlock M.
Fire fragility functions are a powerful method to characterize the probabilistic vulnerability of buildings to fire in the context of urban resilience assessment. But this method is recent and the influence of the different uncertain parameters on the func... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Forest fire smoke detection based on visual smoke root and diffusion model - Gao Y, Cheng P.
The damage caused by forest fire to forestry resources and economy is quite serious. As one of the most important characters of early forest fire, smoke is widely used as a signal of forest fire. In this paper, we propose a novel forest fire smoke detectio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Letter to the editor: Burning down the silos in a multidisciplinary field. towards unified quality criteria in human behaviour in fire - Kinateder M, Ronchi E.
Research on human behaviour in fire (HBiF) is rooted in fire protection engineering but is multidisciplinary in its nature [1]. Conference and journal articles are often authored by experts from various fields such as fire protection engineering, architect... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Probabilistic analysis of building fire severity based on fire load density models - Xie Q, Xiao J, Gardoni P, Hu K.
This paper presents the compilation of 35 fire load density surveys for office and residential buildings. Limited data can be obtained for contemporary buildings. Using recent fire load survey results and the Bayesian inference theory, probabilistic fire l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Probabilistic risk assessment of life safety for a six-storey commercial building with an open stair interconnecting four storeys: a case study - Sabapathy P, Depetro A, Moinuddin K.
The gold standard for complying Performance Requirements is based on a Quantitative Probabilistic Risk Assessment method. This case study demonstrates the application of this approach to performance based design of a six-storey commercial building with an ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Reply to Cruz and Alexander: Comments on "Evaluating crown fire rate of spread predictions from physics-based models" - Hoffman CM, Linn RR, Mell W, Sieg CH, Canfield J, Ziegler J, Pimont F.
We have read Cruz and Alexander's comments regarding our manuscript titled "Evaluating Crown Fire Rate of Spread Predictions from Physics-Based Models" [1] and appreciate the opportunity to respond to their comments. In our original manuscript [1], we pres... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Risk analysis and last route finding of road transport based on uncertainty principle - Du LZ, Mi J.
Most of China's chemicals are transported to destination by accessing to long-distance roads. It is more likely to cause dangerous accidents such as leakage, explosion and fire during transportation of hazardous articles, leading to personal injuries or ev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Severity measures and stripe analysis for probabilistic structural fire engineering - Shrivastava M, Abu AK, Dhakal RP, Moss PJ.
This paper presents modifications to the adoption of a Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering (PBEE) framework in Probabilistic Structural Fire Engineering. Potential Fire Severity Measures, which capture significant characteristics of fire scenarios, ar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Spatial familiarity and exit route selection in emergency egress - Song D, Park H, Bang C, Agnew R, Charter V.
Familiarity is widely accepted as a key variable for the exit route selection of occupants of a building in emergency egress, but how to evaluate it has not been well researched. In addition, familiarity with general space layout (building familiarity) and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Statistical analysis of fire department response times and effects on fire outcomes in the United States - Buffington T, Ezekoye OA.
Understanding the relationship between fire department response times and fire outcomes is critical for understanding the impact of a fire department in a community. This paper outlines a statistical analysis of United States fire department response times... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Temperature and motion tracking of metal spark sprays - Liu Y, Urban JL, Xu C, Fernandez-Pello C.
The temperature, velocity, and size of hot metal sparks are essential to understanding their ability to ignite flammable materials. However, existing measurement methods have limitations to achieve detailed, in situ measurements of these parameters. This p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The need for hierarchies of acceptance criteria for probabilistic risk assessments in fire engineering - Van Coile R, Hopkin D, Lange D, Jomaas G, Bisby L.
A probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) is commonly accepted as a tool for performance based design in fire safety engineering, but the position of PRA in the design process, the relationship between different acceptance concepts (absolute, comparative, ALAR... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The variation of pre-movement time in building evacuation - Forssberg M, Kjellstr öm J, Frantzich H, Mossberg A, Nilsson D.
In order to provide a reliable evacuation design assessment, data showing the variation in pre-movement time is of vital importance. The pre-movement time is in many cases regarded as the main time period during an evacuation assessment. Therefore, forty u... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Wildland fire spread modeling using convolutional neural networks - Hodges JL, Lattimer BY.
The computational cost of predicting wildland fire spread across large, diverse landscapes is significant using current models, which limits the ability to use simulations to develop mitigation strategies or perform forecasting. This paper presents a machi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Originated in Bats and Can Infect Cats, WHO Scientist Says
A World Health Organization scientist said Covid-19 comes from bats and can infect cats and ferrets, but more research is needed into the suspected animal link to the disease. The novel coronavirus comes from a group of viruses that originate or spread in bats, and it’s still unclear what animal may have transmitted the disease to humans, Peter Ben Embarek, a WHO expert in animal diseases that jump to humans, said Friday in a briefing with reporters. The virus probably arrived in humans through contact with animals raised for food supply, though scientists have yet to determine which species, he said. Studies have sh...
Source: TIME: Health - May 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Janice Kew and John Lauerman / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news