Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists identify how SARS-CoV-2 spreads in the Middle East

Understanding the global transmission of SARS-CoV-2 is critical for rapidly containing and handling the virus, especially as new variants and mutations of concern emerge. Certain regions in the world, including the Middle ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 spread undetected in US, Europe earlier than believed: study

Local COVID-19 transmission was underway in California, New York, Florida and Texas well before the first reported U.S. case in Washington state on Jan. 20, 2020, according to a new study published in Nature, which indicates ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Alpha variant spread via 'super-seeding' event in UK, researchers say

The rapid spread of the Alpha variant of COVID-19 resulted from biological changes in the virus and was enhanced by large numbers of infected people "exporting" the variant to multiple parts of the UK, in what the researchers ...

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