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10,000 Cases And 500 Deaths In Africa. Health Officials Say It's Just The Beginning

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Millions of people in Africa are at high risk for COVID-19 and lack reliable access to doctors or medical equipment. Health officials are focusing on preventing the spread of the disease.

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If Most Of Your Coronavirus Tests Come Back Positive, You're Not Testing Enough

Monday, March 30, 2020

The World Health Organization says that a high percentage of positive tests means that local health authorities are focusing on obvious cases and not getting a clear picture of epidemic's scope.

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COVID-19 Self Care: Tips From The World Health Organization

Thursday, March 26, 2020

The WHO says that taking care of basic needs will boost mental health in stressful times

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The Coronavirus Is Mutating Relatively Slowly, Which May Be Good News

Thursday, March 26, 2020

As a virus makes copies of itself, errors may creep in, changing its genetic makeup. Researchers are trying to determine if the changes are significant in the new coronavirus.

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The Coronavirus Is Mutating. But That May Not Be A Problem For Humans

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

As the virus makes copies of itself, errors may creep in, changing its genetic makeup. Researchers are trying to determine if the changes are significant.

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How The Novel Coronavirus And The Flu Are Alike ... And Different

Friday, March 20, 2020

There are definitely similarities between COVID-19, caused by the coronavirus, and influenza. But there are critical differences as well, including the death rate.

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Life In Lockdown: From Shock To Panic To ... Acceptance

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

In Wuhan, China, most of the millions of people on lockdown have not gotten sick from COVID-19. But worries and isolation can affect their mental health.

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Coronavirus Symptoms: Defining Mild, Moderate And Severe

Friday, March 13, 2020

These designations are often used to describe a patient's COVID-19 symptoms. At this stage of the outbreak, there aren't standard definitions, but there are preliminary guidelines.

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How Are Wuhan Residents Coping Mentally After 7 Weeks Of Quarantine?

Friday, March 13, 2020

In China, where COVID-19 was first discovered, people talk about feeling anxious and angry after being locked down for weeks. Online support groups from other parts of China help them manage stress.

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How Coronavirus Spreads: A Cough In Your Face ... Or A Kiss On Your Cheek

Thursday, March 05, 2020

After looking at the patterns of spread in China, researchers have come up with advice for effective strategies to reduce the risk of infection.

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What's A 'Super-Spreading Event'? And Has It Happened With COVID-19?

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

At least 11 cases of the viral disease are linked to a British man's ski trip to the Alps after attending a conference in Singapore.

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How Not To Get Sick On A Plane: A Guide To Avoiding Pathogens

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Here are recommendations from researchers on how to stave off infectious diseases such as the common cold and the flu during a flight.

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Bats Carry Many Viruses. So Why Don't They Get Sick?

Sunday, February 09, 2020

The winged mammal has a unique ability to carry viruses and not get sick from them. This tolerance may be a unique adaptation to flying.

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Public Health Efforts Step Up Around The World As Coronavirus Cases Rise

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Globally, health officials are on high alert, implementing airport screenings, evacuations, border controls and other measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Coronavirus Update: What's New In The Evolving Outbreak

Saturday, January 25, 2020

The number of infections continue to grow in an outbreak spreading throughout China. Cases have been confirmed in the U.S., Europe and Australia as well. Here are the latest updates on the illness.

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PHOTOS: What It's Like Living Through An Outbreak

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Shopping with a face mask, getting screened for fever — they're some of the challenges posed by the Wuhan coronavirus.

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'Please Help Me.' What People In China Are Saying About The Outbreak On Social Media

Friday, January 24, 2020

Residents in Wuhan and other Chinese cities affected by the Wuhan coronavirus are using platforms like Weibo to share their fears and frustrations.

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How Does Wuhan Coronavirus Compare With MERS, SARS And The Common Cold?

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The virus that has emerged in China is part of a family known as coronaviruses. Here's how some of the best-known coronaviruses compare with this newly identified member of the viral family.

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Chinese Virologists Are Fighting A New Outbreak. Here's What They're Looking For

Friday, January 10, 2020

The new strain of coronavirus is from the same family as SARS, but doesn't appear to spread easily between people.

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The Emoji Designer Who's Bringing African Culture To Smartphone Keyboards

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

O'Plerou Grebet, a graphic design student from Ivory Coast, created over 360 emojis depicting different facets of African life, from the djembe drum to a henna-dyed hand.

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