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Dog in Georgia tests positive for virus that causes COVID-19

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Dog in Georgia tests positive for virus that causes COVID-19 Dog in Georgia tests positive for virus that causes COVID-19 A colorized scanning electron micrograph of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Credit: NIAID A dog in Georgia is believed to have been the second canine in the U.S. to test positive for …

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    US marks record 57,683 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours: tracker

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    US marks record 57,683 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours: tracker US marks record 57,683 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours: tracker This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (yellow)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient, emerging from the surface of cells (blue/pink) cultured in …

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      Computer-aided drug design added to global fight against COVID-19

      Computer-aided drug design added to global fight against COVID-19

      Computer-aided drug design added to global fight against COVID-19 Computer-aided drug design added to global fight against COVID-19 Credit: Royal Society of Chemistry Life sciences company UCB is the first pharma company to join the COVID Moonshot crowdsourcing initiative, which involves the Diamond Light Source synchrotron facility in Oxfordshire and …

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        High-sensitivity tech offers a potential COVID-19 testing solution

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        High-sensitivity tech offers a potential COVID-19 testing solution High-sensitivity tech offers a potential COVID-19 testing solution Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Many of the latest developments in the global coronavirus pandemic revolve around testing—for active infection and immunity. Diagnostic and antibody tests for COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 are flooding the market, as …

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          More caution needed to keep older adults safe from COVID-19

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          More caution needed to keep older adults safe from COVID-19 More caution needed to keep older adults safe from COVID-19 Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Survey results from 27 countries suggest that, despite their increased risk of severe illness due to COVID-19, elderly people are not more willing to isolate when …

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            Testing tuberculosis vaccine combinations for COVID-19

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            Testing tuberculosis vaccine combinations for COVID-19 Testing tuberculosis vaccine combinations for COVID-19 Credit: National Cancer Institute Researchers at the University of Sydney and Centenary Institute are repurposing an existing tuberculosis vaccine to see if it can be used in a new way against COVID-19 to develop a novel vaccine. The …

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              Why some people don’t want to take a COVID-19 test

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              Why some people don’t want to take a COVID-19 test Why some people don’t want to take a COVID-19 test Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Last week, outgoing chief medical officer Brendan Murphy announced all returned travellers would be tested for COVID-19 before and after quarantine. Some were surprised testing was …

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                Some say allow family access to dying patients with COVID-19

                Some say allow family access to dying patients with COVID-19

                Some say allow family access to dying patients with COVID-19 Some say allow family access to dying patients with COVID-19 (HealthDay)—Allowing adult family member presence at the bedside of dying patients during COVID-19 is feasible, and could have multiple benefits, according to an editorial published online June 8 in Intensive …

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                  Neurological symptoms described in children with COVID-19

                  Neurological symptoms described in children with COVID-19

                  Neurological symptoms described in children with COVID-19 Neurological symptoms described in children with COVID-19 Children with COVID-19 may present with new neurological symptoms involving the central and peripheral nervous systems, and splenial changes on imaging, according to a study published online July 1 in JAMA Neurology. Omar Abdel-Mannan, M.D., from …

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                    Point-prevalence surveys in SNFs help cut COVID-19 transmission

                    Point-prevalence surveys in SNFs help cut COVID-19 transmission

                    Point-prevalence surveys in SNFs help cut COVID-19 transmission Point-prevalence surveys in SNFs help cut COVID-19 transmission (HealthDay)—Conducting point-prevalence surveys in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) can inform cohorting and infection prevention and control (IPC) activities to reduce transmission, according to research published in the July 1 early-release issue of the U.S. …

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