Antibodies capturing a virus.
Using antibodies to trap the virus could create near-instant pregnancy test-style kits.
A four-year-old female Malayan tiger has tested positive for COVID-19, with six other tigers and lions showing symptoms. It's the first known case of a 'wild' animal catching the disease.
People have resorted to using scarves and bandanas as face masks to protect against spreading coronavirus. While cloth masks aren’t as effective as surgical masks, research suggests they can limit the spread of droplets.
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U.S. health officials flipped their advice and now recommend everyone wear cloth masks in public to reduce the spread of coronavirus to others. Some cities have fines for going without masks.
SARS-CoV-2 virus particles (pink dots) on a dying cell.
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The new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, spreads faster than the H1N1 influenza virus and is much deadlier. SARS-CoV-2 is particularly skilled at keeping cells from calling out for help.
U.S. Army soldiers work to set up a field hospital inside CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle.
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Exponential growth, such as in a viral epidemic, starts deceptively slowly, then quickly balloons. A mathematician explains the importance of early action and the costs of delay.
Indonesian religious leaders have a big role to play in times of crisis.
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As a nation with a strong religious sentiment, Indonesia could rely on its religious leaders to be more involved in communicating messages about the crisis.
A person who has recovered from COVID-19 donates plasma in Shandong, China.
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Before a vaccine is available to teach your immune system to ward off the coronavirus, maybe you can directly use molecules that have already fought it in other people.
Praying Muslims physically distancing in a mosque in Surabaya, Indonesia, March 20, 2020.
The current calculation of the COVID-19 death rate in Indonesia does not reflect the reality on the ground.
Government officers seize civets in a wildlife market in Guangzhou, China to prevent the spread of SARS in 2004.
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Wild animals and animal parts are bought and sold worldwide, often illegally. This multibillion-dollar industry is pushing species to extinction, fueling crime and spreading disease.
A test that detects antibodies against the coronavirus behind COVID-19 would reveal those people who have already encountered the virus - and therefore who might be ok to resume normal life.
Specimens await testing for COVID-19 at LifeLabs in Surrey, B.C.
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With offices shut down, people staying at home and hospitals bracing for an influx of patients, many people are unsure of what's safe and what's not.
Chuck Sedlacek, a patient at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Washington, smiles through a window at his children. Chuck has tested positive for the coronavirus.
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Nursing homes in the U.S. are not ready to care for coronavirus patients. Things need to change -- fast.
A nurse looks out of the isolation room for patients infected with COVID-19 at Undata Hospital, Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia March 3, 2020.
Massive COVID-19 rapid testing is starting this week in the several cities and regencies of coronavirus hot spot of Jakarta, West Java and Banten focusing on vulnerable groups.
Can you smell this?
Patients who later test positive for COVID-19 are reporting early loss of smell and taste. Researchers are now trying to understand if this could be an early sign of the disease.
According to Google Trends, the top globally trending topic this week is 'orthohantavirus', as spurious sites claim it's next pandemic on the horizon. The claim is baseless.
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Social distancing is vital to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. But it doesn't have to be purely physical - we can separate ourselves in time too, by staggering our daily routines.
The power of putting others first.
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History shows that behavioural factors play a major role in slowing and stopping disease spread.
There are many ways to make a vaccine. In a time of crisis, the more paths towards success the better.
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Under pressure to develop a coronavirus vaccine, researchers have turned to protein synthesis, genetics and hybrid viruses. It is likely a mix of these approaches will be used to fight the coronavirus.
Social distancing is one of the key ways to keep the coronavirus from spreading.
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Handling the US outbreak requires a look at what's working for the rest of the world – and our own history.
Coronaviruses get their name from the crown, or corona, of spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, as seen on this illustration of a highly magnified virus.
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By isolating SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, researchers can now work on developing tests, treatments and vaccines in Canada.