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Widespread mask-wearing could prevent COVID-19 second waves

Widespread mask-wearing could prevent COVID-19 second waves: study

Population-wide face mask use could push COVID-19 transmission down to controllable levels for national epidemics, and could prevent further waves of the pandemic disease when combined with lockdowns, according to a British study on Wednesday. The research, led by scientists at the Britain’s Cambridge and Greenwich Universities, suggests lockdowns alone […]
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Keep Your Distance to Slow the Spread

Limiting face-to-face contact with others is the best way to reduce the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). What is social distancing? Social distancing, also called “physical distancing,” means keeping space between yourself and other people outside of your home. To practice social or physical distancing: Stay at least 6 […]
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All you need to know about COVID-19

COVID-19 is a highly contagious infectious disease that the newly identified virus SARS-CoV-2 causes. SARS-CoV-2 belongs to the family of viruses known as coronaviruses. In the majority of people who develop it, COVID-19 causes a mild respiratory illness similar to influenza. In some individuals, however, it can lead to a severe […]
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Symptoms of Coronavirus

Watch for symptoms People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19: Cough Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing Fever Chills Muscle pain Sore throat New […]
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How the coronavirus is affecting the world

Dealing with the unforeseen challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a significant toll on people all across the world. Medical News Today has spoken with people from different countries, asking how the pandemic has impacted their lives. At the time of writing this Special Feature, there are over […]
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How to stop the spread of viruses

Controlling a virus, especially one as contagious as the novel coronavirus, relies on knowing how it spreads. For example, studies  say that coronavirus spreads by: person-to-person contact the dispersion of infected respiratory droplets into the air when a person with COVID-19 sneezes or coughs a person touching a contaminated surface, […]
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Discussing COVID-19

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is highly prevalent in the United States and beyond. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, researchers are keen to understand whether hypertension or the drugs that treat it might interact with the virus. To date, the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, has reached every continent on Earth other […]
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Widespread mask-wearing could prevent COVID-19 second waves

Could dogs help detect COVID-19?

A team of researchers from the United Kingdom is putting forth an intriguing proposition: What if dogs could help detect COVID-19? Late last month, a team of researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), the registered charity Medical Detection Dogs, and Durham University, all in the U.K., announced an […]
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Coronavirus myths explored

The novel coronavirus, now known as SARS-CoV-2, has spread from Wuhan, China, to every continent on Earth except Antarctica. The World Health Organization (WHO) officially changed their classification of the situation from a public health emergency of international concern to a pandemic on March 11. To date, the novel coronavirus — currently […]
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Lessons to be learned

Although there are significant differences between the pandemics above and COVID-19, there are some key takeaways here. Surveillance is important — we need to know who is affected and who has been affected. Indeed, testing is key to our understanding of COVID-19 and how to slow its progress. We have […]
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About Novel coronavirus – COVID-19

On 20 January 2020, National IHR Focal Point (NFP) for Republic of Korea reported the first case of novel coronavirus in the Republic of Korea. The case is a 35-year-old female, Chinese national, residing in Wuhan, Hubei province in China. The current outbreak of infections with a novel type of […]
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