Are there places in the body where SARS-CoV-2 can hide from the immune system?
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Some viruses can hide out in the body and reemerge at later times. Which viruses do this, and can the new coronavirus do this too?
Don't think you're alone when working from home - the typical office desk has more than 10 million bacteria. Here's how to stop your WFH setup leaving you needing sick leave.
The atmosphere has a microbiome of bacteria, viruses and fungi that travel around the world on highways in the sky.
In Irvine, Calif., a COVID-19 test is retrieved from a drive-in patient at Orange County Great Park. For four weeks, the testing station will see 520 patients per day.
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There's more to the numbers than what you see on TV.
Lorna Jane landed in hot water this week after promoting a new line of its activewear as "antiviral". They've pulled back, but are still claiming the line is antibacterial – and that's worrying too.
Infection fatality rate is simply the number of deaths divided by the number of infections, but finding those numbers is harder than it might seem.
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The percentage of people who die from a coronavirus infection is an important number for public health experts to know. Recent estimates now put it at 0.65%, far lower than initially thought.
The evidence suggests the novel coronavirus evolved naturally.
Aerosols are made up of tiny respiratory droplets suspended in the air.
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More than 200 scientists wrote to the World Health Organization, warning about aerosol transmission of the coronavirus.
COVID-19 has been linked to neurological problems in those with severe disease.
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As if the symptoms of COVID-19 were not disturbing enough, physicians have noted a rare neurological condition that emerges during some severe cases of this viral infection.
Entomologist Brian Lovett examines flea beetle-infested potatoes in Morgantown, West Virginia.
The COVID-19 pandemic has boosted interest in home gardening. Three scientists who garden explain some basic methods for controlling common insects and microbes that can spoil your crop.
The cutting-edge tools could greatly expand our understanding of different species' immune systems, and also help humans prepare for future disease outbreaks.
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Despite disappointing download numbers and almost zero success in tracing COVID-19 infections, Australia is persisting with the COVIDSafe app, while the rest of the world embraces the 'Gapple' model.
Today smallpox can only be found in deep freeze inside a few highly secured laboratories, like this one at the CDC in 1980.
The smallpox virus appears to have been with humanity for millennia before a global vaccination drive wiped it out. Current genome research suggests how smallpox spread and where it came from.
Screening for symptoms can catch some cases of COVID-19, but about people who are infected but not showing any symptoms?
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There is a lot of confusion and concern around asymptomatic spread of SARS-C0V-2. An infectious disease expert explains how many people are asymptomatic and how they can spread the virus.
An artistic rendering of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the COVID-19 illness.
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Pathogens typically face a trade-off between virulence and transmission. But that's not the case with SARS-CoV-2.
Coughing, sneezing, talking and even just breathing can produce airborne particles that can spread SARS-CoV-2.
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SARS-CoV-2 can be spread through the air. But just how much of a factor that is has been hard to determine. Recent evidence suggests it is common, posing problems as public places begin to reopen.
The coronavirus has created a meat shortage in the United States.
Shortages and price increases from the coronavirus pandemic are spotlighting solutions to future meat supply chain disruptions.
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The study of two hospitals was a first for researching the microbiology of the built environment in South Africa – a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding how to design healthier buildings.
We don't fully understand viruses, and we're still trying to understand life.
A health worker carries out an olfactory test to monitor smell loss to a resident 65 km from Buenos Aires city, on May 24, 2020, amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
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Many respiratory viruses cause us to temporarily lose our sense of smell. But SARS-CoV-2 isn't like those other viruses. Researchers are now exploring how it differs and whether patients recover.