Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaccine candidate protects against COVID-19 and yellow fever

Virologists at the Rega Institute at KU Leuven (Belgium) have developed a vaccine candidate against Covid-19 based on the yellow fever vaccine, which as a result also works against yellow fever. Results published today in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US scientists developing nasal spray to prevent COVID-19

Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania and the biotech firm Regeneron are investigating whether technology developed for gene therapy can be used to make a nasal spray that will prevent infection with the new coronavirus.

Vaccination

'Mum test' not enough to convince people to get the COVID-19 jab

The 'Mum test', invoked by England's deputy chief medical officer, Professor Jonathan van- Tam, to reassure Britons of COVID-19 vaccine safety, won't be enough to convince people to get the jab, warns the Drug and Therapeutics ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Out of many COVID-19 tests, which one to choose?

Until a vaccine is available, curbing the coronavirus pandemic relies heavily on how quickly a potentially exposed individual can be tested and quarantined. However, the current diagnostic techniques vary in reliability and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Racial disparity seen in COVID-19 multisystem inflammatory syndrome

(HealthDay)—Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) occurs more often among Black and Hispanic children than White children, according to a research letter published online Nov. 30 in JAMA Network Open.

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SARS-CoV-2

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic is an ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The virus was first reported in Wuhan, Hubei, China, on 17 November 2019.

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