Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

FDA says cows may have caused E. coli lettuce contamination

Outbreaks of E. coli illness that sickened 188 people who ate romaine lettuce grown in California probably came from cattle grazing near the farms, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a report released Thursday.

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COVID-19: lessons to learn about the first 4.0 pandemic

Although the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak emerged suddenly in the popular market of exotic and wild animals in Wuhan in December 2019, phylogenetic studies show that coronavirus was already present in latency phase in October in the ...

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The newly emerged coronavirus did not spill over from scaly anteaters

Mammals known as scaly anteaters are natural hosts of coronaviruses, but are not likely the direct source of the recent outbreak in humans, according to a study published May 14 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by ...

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The Wuhan lab at the heart of the US-China virus spat

The Chinese laboratory accused by top American officials of being the source of the coronavirus pandemic conducts research on the world's most dangerous diseases.

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Human activity to blame for virus spread: study

Diseases such as the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe could become more common as human activity destroys habitats and forces disease-carrying wild animals into ever-closer proximity with us, a major study showed on Wednesday.

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Researchers assess bird flu virus subtypes in China

The avian influenza virus subtype H16N3 is currently detectable in many countries. To examine the potential threat to humans of H16N3, researchers recently performed an extensive avian influenza surveillance in major wild ...

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