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What we know about the omicron variant

At this point, there are more questions than answers about the new coronavirus variant discovered in southern Africa, says Texas A&M University epidemiologist Rebecca Fischer. While the new omicron variant is being monitored ...

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Bats with COVID-like viruses found in Laos: study

Scientists have discovered another clue to the origins of the virus that causes COVID-19, with bats living in caves in Laos found to be carrying a similar pathogen that experts suggest could potentially infect humans directly.

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Guinea declares end of Marburg virus outbreak: WHO

Guinea has declared the end of an outbreak of the Marburg virus, which belongs to the same family as Ebola, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

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Polio circulating in The Gambia, says health minister

Gambian Health Minister Ahmadou Lamin Samateh warned on Wednesday that polio is circulating in the tiny West African nation, pledging "massive" vaccination campaigns to stamp out the virus.

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Old vaccines can fight new pandemics like COVID-19

Inoculation with live attenuated vaccines (LAV) such as those used against TB, polio or measles can stimulate the immune system to provide protection against other infectious diseases, including COVID-19, says a new study.

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