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Virologists select SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate for clinical trials

Virologists at the Rega Institute at KU Leuven (Belgium) have developed a vaccine candidate that protects hamsters from infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Theirs is one of the first vaccine candidates that is proven ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Long tail of coronavirus can prolong suffering for months

They call themselves "long-haulers", "long-tailers", or simply survivors.

COVID-19 outbreak

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is the infectious disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)

A pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan, China was first reported to the World Health Organization Country Office in China on 31 December 2019 and recognised as a pandemic on 11 March 2020.

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed COVID-19 cases.

More information: WHO, CDC, global cases.

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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How COVID-19 lockdown has impacted people with arthritis

People with arthritis experienced a "roller coaster" of emotions and saw their symptoms worsen during the COVID-19 lockdown—according to research from the University of East Anglia.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

COVID-19 can be transmitted in the womb, study reports

A baby girl in Texas—born prematurely to a mother with COVID-19—is the strongest evidence to date that intrauterine (in the womb) transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) can occur, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Australian state records record 288 new coronavirus cases

Australia's coronavirus hot spot Victoria recorded 288 new cases on Friday, the largest number of any state since the pandemic began, and authorities warned the spread could worsen.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why India cases are rising to multiple peaks

In just three weeks, India went from the world's sixth to the third-worst hit country by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. India's fragile health system was bolstered during a stringent ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Virus cases up sharply in Africa, India as inequality stings

South Africa's confirmed coronavirus cases have doubled in just two weeks to a quarter-million, and India on Saturday saw its biggest daily spike as its infections passed 800,000. The surging cases are raising sharp concerns ...