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Seven in ten younger COVID-19 patients show 'mild' organ damage months after infection
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Seven in ten younger COVID-19 patients show 'mild' organ damage months after infection

The findings suggest that COVID-19 patients, even those with mild-to-moderate symptoms, need proper healthcare to overcome the infection completely.

Hantavirus: German study suggests any rat could get Seoul virus, transmit it to humans
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Hantavirus: German study suggests any rat could get Seoul virus, transmit it to humans

Hantavirus got much public attention earlier this year when a man in China died of an infection caused due to a strain of this virus, the first isolate of which was found in India in 1964

Coronavirus 'is not tired of us', resist the urge to turn a blind eye to the virus says WHO chief
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Coronavirus 'is not tired of us', resist the urge to turn a blind eye to the virus says WHO chief

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that "We cannot negotiate with it, nor close our eyes and hope it goes away."

Pregnant women face an increased risk from COVID-19, need intensive care than non pregnant women
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Pregnant women face an increased risk from COVID-19, need intensive care than non pregnant women

Most importantly, the pregnant women faced a 70 percent increased risk of death, when compared to nonpregnant women who were symptomatic.

Up to 850,000 animal viruses could be caught by humans, unless we protect nature: UN report
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Up to 850,000 animal viruses could be caught by humans, unless we protect nature: UN report

The report says an estimated 1.7 million currently undiscovered viruses are thought to exist in mammal and avian hosts.

Treat nature right or future pandemics will wreck more havoc than COVID-19 did says UN panel
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Treat nature right or future pandemics will wreck more havoc than COVID-19 did says UN panel

Seventy percent of emerging diseases — such as Ebola, Zika and HIV/AIDS — are zoonotic in origin, meaning they circulate in animals before jumping to humans.

COVID-19 antibodies formed three weeks after infection, stay detectable upto seven months later
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COVID-19 antibodies formed three weeks after infection, stay detectable upto seven months later

It also found that age was not a confounding factor in levels of antibodies produced, but disease severity is.

COVID-19 tool predicts chances of hospitalisation in people who are most vulnerable
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COVID-19 tool predicts chances of hospitalisation in people who are most vulnerable

Researchers compiled data from six million patients, including age, height-weight ratio, ethnicity, and pre-existing conditions known to increase the risk of serious outcomes after infection.

Volunteers to be exposed to COVID-19 virus to find the amount of virus it take to infect a person
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Volunteers to be exposed to COVID-19 virus to find the amount of virus it take to infect a person

The volunteer would be infected via the nose and the results will be used to study how vaccines might work and to explore potential treatments.

Doctors see some signs of recovery in patients who suffered from severe COVID-19 lung damage
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Doctors see some signs of recovery in patients who suffered from severe COVID-19 lung damage

Lingering shortness of breath and diminished stamina have dogged many COVID patients whose lungs were viciously attacked by the coronavirus

Coronavirus stays active on human skin for nine hours, frequent hand washing important: Study
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Coronavirus stays active on human skin for nine hours, frequent hand washing important: Study

Both the coronavirus and the flu virus are inactivated within 15 seconds by applying ethanol, which is used in hand sanitisers.

Coronavirus' strain hasn't mutated since June, new mutations won't affect vaccine studies: Study
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Coronavirus' strain hasn't mutated since June, new mutations won't affect vaccine studies: Study

The A2a strain is predominantly found in India and maybe one or two mutations will take place “here and there” but nothing major.

Negative views of China rise sharply in Australia, Britain, 12 other countries, says survey; COVID-19 handling key factor
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Negative views of China rise sharply in Australia, Britain, 12 other countries, says survey; COVID-19 handling key factor

Citizens in the surveyed countries also do not trust China's leader Xi Jinping, with a median of 78 percent saying they do not have confidence in him to do the right thing in world affairs

One in 10 people worldwide may have been infected says WHO in special COVID-19 session
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One in 10 people worldwide may have been infected says WHO in special COVID-19 session

Ryan said southeast Asia faced a surge in cases, Europe and the eastern Mediterranean were seeing an increase, while the situations in Africa and the Western Pacific were “rather more positive.”

Dengue antibodies could provide immunity against COVID-19, reports an unpublished study
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Dengue antibodies could provide immunity against COVID-19, reports an unpublished study

It would mean that a dengue vaccine, that has already been tested to be safe and effective, could provide some form of immunisation against the virus.

AstraZeneca resumes UK trials for COVID-19 vaccine days after single recipient shows 'adverse reaction'
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AstraZeneca resumes UK trials for COVID-19 vaccine days after single recipient shows 'adverse reaction'

The trials for the coronavirus vaccine candidate, AZD1222, resumed in the UK following confirmation by the MHRA that it was safe to do so, AstraZeneca said in a statement

Is staying home harming your child’s immune system by making them more susceptible to other diseases?
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Is staying home harming your child’s immune system by making them more susceptible to other diseases?

A theory known as the “old friends” hypothesis suggests that exposure to harmless microbes that have co-evolved with humans help to train the developing immune system.

Austarlia's anti-lockdown protesters clash with police; over a dozen arrested in Melbourne
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Austarlia's anti-lockdown protesters clash with police; over a dozen arrested in Melbourne

Ignoring official warnings and public health orders, several hundred people gathered at an illegal "Freedom Day" protest calling for an end to lockdown measures

Indian scientists recommend testing asymptomatic COVID-19 patients, say viral load higher in them
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Indian scientists recommend testing asymptomatic COVID-19 patients, say viral load higher in them

Published in the medRxiv preprint repository, the yet-to-be peer reviewed study analysed whole genome sequence data of virus samples from 210 patients in and around Hyderabad in Telangana

Scientists are seeing signs of lasting immunity to COVID-19, among survivors with even mild infections
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Scientists are seeing signs of lasting immunity to COVID-19, among survivors with even mild infections

Protection against reinfection is not confirmed unless there's proof that people can encounter the virus again and keep it at bay,