20, Oct, 2020

Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]