Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 outcomes in patients with rare inborn immune disorders

A new research report reveals that 94 individuals with rare inherited immune disorders, otherwise known as primary immunodeficiency (PID), who were infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus had similar disease outcomes to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Most people infected with SARS-CoV-2 develop symptoms: study

While some people who contract SARS-CoV-2 infections never experience any symptoms, there remains disagreement about what proportion of total infections these cases represent. A new study published in the open-access journal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The coronavirus pandemic, six months on

The coronavirus has upended everyday life in the six months since the crisis was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Elderly people protected against respiratory infections by BCG vaccine

The BCG vaccine has a broad, stimulating effect on the immune system. This gives it an effective preventive action against various infections—possibly also against COVID-19. New studies are investigating that. BCG is frequently ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

France reports post-lockdown high of 4,897 new virus cases

France on Sunday reported almost 4,900 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours, its highest figure since May, as the health minister acknowledged there were "risks" in the surging infection levels.

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