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Swiss group Roche to launch 15-minute coronavirus test

SARS-CoV-2 , COVID-19 , coronavirus

Swiss group Roche to launch 15-minute coronavirus test Swiss group Roche to launch 15-minute coronavirus test A colorized scanning electron micrograph of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Credit: NIAID Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Roche on Tuesday announced it would launch at the end of September a test that detects the novel coronavirus within …

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    Swiss launch country-wide study on COVID-19 immunity

    Swiss launch country-wide study on COVID-19 immunity

    Swiss launch country-wide study on COVID-19 immunity Swiss launch country-wide study on COVID-19 immunity Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers said Thursday they had begun collecting blood samples and interviewing people across Switzerland to determine what proportion of the population has antibodies to the novel coronavirus, and their level of immunity. …

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      Roche eyes COVID-19 antibody test launch in May

      Roche eyes COVID-19 antibody test launch in May 1

      Credit: CC0 Public Domain Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche said Friday it had developed an antibody test that it hopes to roll out in May to detect people previously infected with COVID-19, even those who displayed no symptoms. Roche said in a statement that it had developed the Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 immunoassay, …

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        UC Davis researchers launch new COVID-19 tracking application

        UC Davis researchers launch new COVID-19 tracking application 2

        The COVID-19 web app allows users to hover over states with their mouse to find information on cases, testing and deaths over time. Credit: Christopher Barker / UC Davis Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have developed a new web application that allows users to track COVID-19 cases and …

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          East European nations launch virus fightback

          East European nations launch virus fightback 3

          Slovakia and the Czech Republic on Thursday said they were closing borders to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, while Latvia and Lithuania closed schools and banned mass gatherings. The Czech Republic, which has 109 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and no deaths, declared a 30-day state of emergency Thursday …

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            South Africa to launch advanced new HIV drug

            South Africa to launch advanced new HIV drug 4

            Credit: CC0 Public Domain South Africa on Wednesday said it was introducing an affordable, cutting-edge drug to fight HIV in the country with the largest number of people living with the AIDS-causing virus. Hailing the new anti-retroviral drug as “the fastest way to reduce HIV viral load“, the health department …

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              Pakistan becomes first country to launch new typhoid vaccine

              Pakistan becomes first country to launch new typhoid vaccine 5

              Credit: CC0 Public Domain Pakistan has become the first country in the world to introduce a new typhoid vaccine, officials said Friday, as the country grapples with an ongoing outbreak of a drug-resistant strain of the potentially fatal disease. The vaccine, approved by the World Health Organization (WHO), will be …

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