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Coronavirus in Europe: increase in infections in Germany and Spain

Copyright of the image EPA Image caption Germany recorded the largest daily increase in coronavirus cases in more than three months Germany recorded its largest daily increase in coronavirus cases in more than three months, as countries across the region struggle to contain a wave of infections. The latest official data showed an increase of over 1,200 cases in Germany …

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Florida Sheriff Bans Masks As State’s Covid-19 Death Toll Breaks New Daily Record

Cars line up for the coronavirus test site at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens near Miami on August 5, 2020.Photo: Chandan Khanna (Getty Images) Billy Woods, the sheriff of Marion County, Central Florida, has banned masks for all deputies and visitors to the sheriff’s office starting Tuesday, according to a new report from the Ocala Star Banner—A strange decision …

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The coronavirus can spread much farther than 6 feet in indoor spaces with poor ventilation

When students return to school, parents and teachers are increasingly concerned about how the coronavirus it could spread, especially in buildings with inadequate ventilation. John Lednicky studies viruses at the University of Florida. “There has been a lot of controversy over whether or not SARS-CoV-2 was transmitted via airways,” Lednicky told CBS News. By analyzing air samples in a hospital …

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The nation wanted to eat out again. Everyone paid the price.

Contact traceability can help keep restaurant epidemics at bay, experts say, but only in places without widespread infections. “I like to think that due to contact detection and rapid quarantine of close contacts, we haven’t had any major outbreaks in restaurants yet,” said Melissa Lunt, director of nursing at the Graham County Health Department in Arizona. When workers fell ill …

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Symptoms of Covid-19 in children, based on advice from pediatricians

No parent wants to take the likelihood that their child could be the exception to the rule. “We’ve already had 90 child deaths in the United States in just a few months,” Dr. Sean O’Leary, vice president of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Monday. “It’s not fair to say that this …

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Dr Fauci says this may already keep you safe from COVID

One of the biggest questions during the COVID-19 pandemic was why the virus kills some people and leaves others with no detectable symptoms. Now, six months into the pandemic, we are finally getting some answers. Second Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), if you are someone known to have the common cold …

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COVID-19 is engulfing prisons and showing how herd immunity can be messy

Coronavirus has ramped up in prisons, particularly San Quentin State Prison in the Bay Area, and the uncontrolled spread could suggest herd immunity without a vaccine is highly unlikely, the Los Angeles Times reported. At least 2,200 cases were reported of 3,260 people at the facility, with 25 deaths. The death rate equates to about 767 people dying for every …

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Companies test antibody drugs to treat and prevent COVID-19

With a coronavirus vaccine still out of months, companies are rushing to test what might be the next best thing: drugs that deliver antibodies to fight the virus right away, without having to train the immune system to make them. Antibodies are proteins that the body produces when an infection occurs; they attach themselves to a virus and help eliminate …

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A New Mexico man dies of plague

Plague, a bacterial disease of rodents, generally leaps to humans via the bites of infected fleas. But it can also be transmitted through direct contact with infected animals, including rodents, wild animals and pets, the health department said. Outdoor pets can also carry dead rodent-infected fleas into the home. Source link

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An Orange County child is recovering after being diagnosed with West Nile virus

SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) – An Orange County child is recovering after being diagnosed with West Nile virus and hospitalized, health officials announced Monday. The young patient, whose age and identity have not been publicly revealed, is the first person in the county to have been infected this year, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency. California has seen …

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