Tag archive for ‘infectious’
By admin On Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Czech Republic reports 2nd outbreak of highly infectious H5N8 bird flu in a week

The Czech Republic has reported its second H5N8 bird flu outbreak in as many days after not seeing any for nearly a year, its State Veterinary Administration said on Friday. Around half of a flock of 30 birds died More...

By admin On Monday, January 18th, 2021

‘Deepest concerns’: South Africa Covid-19 variant binds more easily to human cells, making it more infectious, govt adviser says

The so-called South Africa Covid-19 variant binds more easily to human cells with a stronger mechanism, allowing it to spread more easily between its human hosts, the government’s advising chief epidemiologist More...

By admin On Monday, December 21st, 2020

No reason to worry? WHO says new Covid-19 strain found in UK is no deadlier & only slightly more infectious than others

The World Health Organization has come forward to calm things down amid the anxiety over a new potentially ‘highly infectious’ Covid-19 strain found in the UK, saying it is not that different from other coronavirus More...

By admin On Sunday, December 20th, 2020

Belgium shuts down travel to UK amid new highly infectious Covid-19 strain scare, Germany may do same

Belgium is following the Netherlands’ lead and has decided to shut down its border for all travel to and from the UK, after the country imposed a strict lockdown over a new strain of SARS-CoV-2 spreading in southern More...

By admin On Saturday, November 14th, 2020

Mutation that made coronavirus so infectious may also be Achilles heel for vaccines to target – study

A new study has found that the very mutation which allowed SARS-CoV-2 to spread so far and wide among the human population may also be an Achilles heel for future vaccines to target. One of the latest strains of More...

By admin On Thursday, November 12th, 2020

UK hit by ‘highly infectious’ bird flu as govt declares national prevention zone to halt spread

British health chiefs confirmed a “highly infectious” bird flu outbreak in England on Thursday as the government declared a national prevention zone, echoing similar drastic action taken by other European nations. The More...

By admin On Saturday, October 24th, 2020

Scientists discover ‘grappling hook’ which makes coronavirus so much more infectious than its SARS predecessor

Researchers have found the secret weapon used by SARS-CoV-2 which makes it so much more infectious than its predecessor SARS-CoV was 17 years ago, potentially unlocking new ways to fight the spread of the pandemic. Much More...

By admin On Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

Mutation making coronavirus more infectious ‘may be a good thing’, says disease expert

An increasingly common mutation of the coronavirus seen across the world – but mainly in former epicenters of the pandemic – that is more infectious but less deadly may prove to be our saving grace, a leading More...

By admin On Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

Senior Saudi infectious diseases consultant dies of coronavirus

Senior Saudi infectious diseases consultant dies of coronavirus Days earlier, Adel al-Othman warned against complacency as Covid-19 cases exceed 100,000 in Saudi Arabia MEE staff Tue, 06/09/2020 More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

The Wuhan coronavirus outbreak and the global threat of infectious diseases

The outbreak in China has exposed the vulnerability of contemporary society to new strains of infectious disease, dangers for which no capitalist government has adequately prepared. World Socialist Web Site (en)  More...