Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers find why bat cells do not get infected by SARS-CoV-2

Bat cells have specific molecular barriers to deal with SARS-CoV-2 replication, according to a study published in Journal of Virology which includes the participation of Jordi Serra-Cobo, lecturer of the Faculty of Biology ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tanzania identifies mystery illness as 'rat fever'

A mysterious disease that killed three people in Tanzania has been identified as leptospirosis or "rat fever", a bacterial infection commonly spread by the rodents, the East African nation's government said Monday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rapid Ebola diagnosis may be possible with new technology

A new tool can quickly and reliably identify the presence of Ebola virus in blood samples, according to a study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and colleagues at other institutions.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China detects first human case of H3N8 bird flu

China has confirmed the first known human case of the H3N8 strain of avian flu, but health authorities say there is a low risk of widespread transmission among people.

Medications

Antiviral drug protects hamsters against COVID-19

The SARS-CoV-2 anti-viral drug, PF-07321332, can protect Syrian hamsters against infection with some SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern and reduces the risk of transmission, suggests a study published in Nature Communications.

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