Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers warn of COVID-19 and flu 'twindemic'

Even as the first wave of the pandemic still roils, fears are rising of a second crush of COVID-19 infections. But because the novel coronavirus is, well, novel, no one can yet say if that will happen. One thing is certain, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

United States COVID-19 cases may be substantially underestimated

The United States may have experienced more than 6.4 million cases of COVID-19 by April 18, 2020, according to a probability analysis conducted by UC Berkeley School of Public Health researchers and published in Nature Communications. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Does the COVID-19 cytokine storm exist?

Inflammatory proteins, also known as cytokines, play a crucial role in the immune response. If this immune response is too strong, a phenomenon known as "cytokine storm," it can cause harm to the patient. It has been thought ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Prior Zika virus infection increases risk of severe dengue disease

Getting sick with the mosquito-borne Zika virus makes people more vulnerable to developing dengue disease later on, and to suffering from more severe symptoms when they do get sick from dengue, finds a new study published ...

Cardiology

Severe COVID-19 associated with heart issues

The number of people coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is rising with more cases in the U.S. (5M according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC) than any other country (20M confirmed cases worldwide, according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Identification of stomach flu culprit

Norovirus is a major cause of acute gastroenteritis, with at least 49 different norovirus genotypes. GII.4 genotype is responsible for the majority of norovirus epidemic outbreaks. The genotypes associated with medically-attended ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What the huge COVID-19 testing undercount in the US means

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other institutions recently published a study which estimated that the true number of people infected by COVID-19 could be six to 24 times higher than the ...

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