Two ice samples taken from the Tibetan Plateau in China have been found to contain viruses unlike any viruses that have been catalogued to date
People that more easily spread viruses are called “superspreaders”. Now scientists have identified the features that make some people superspreaders.
Bloomberg reported today that Chinese doctors are seeing a concerning, new behavior in coronavirus infections. A new cluster of cases on the northeast region suggest the pathogen may be changing in ways that could complicate efforts to stamp it out.
It’s not being talked about, but early reports show coronavirus may cause permanent lung damage – even in young patients. A Belgian doctor who studied coronavirus patients said scans of young patients’ lungs was “nothing short of terrifying”.
As the deadly COVID-19 virus spreads across the planet, the world is applauding China for their handling of the viral outbreak. Meanwhile, Chinese authorities search for the “super spreader” responsible for the outbreak while the world ignores the obvious – Wuhan is home to one of the world’s most deadly virus laboratories.
At first it seemed like something out of a sci-fi movie but reports this week confirm the event is true. It was initially believed thousands of reindeer died from the extraordinary heatwave that struck the area in July. However, new biological tests revealed anthrax is responsible for the deaths – and it has spread to…
A respirator device is designed to protect the wearer from inhaling harmful dusts, fumes, vapors, or gases. Recent studies (2012) indicate that respirators even provide the best protection against airborne viruses. It is imperative however, that you understand the various types (categories) and qualities (ratings) of respirators in order to select one that will provide…
The Ebola virus saga began in 1976 in a small village in Congo called Yambuku and the news leaking out of the area was terrifying – lifeless bodies of feverish birds falling from the sky and human bodies piled by the roadsides formed impressions of the apocalypse in the minds of medical professionals.
It struck suddenly, last May, at a hog farm in Ohio. Now, a year later, it has spread to 30 states around the United States, wiping out 10 percent of the U.S. pig population. The virus, known as porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, or PEDv, targets the lining of a pig’s small intestine, causing extreme diarrhea.…
The images are horrifying – a virus which spreads through blood, feces, even sweat, and causes profuse bleeding and necrosis (death of body tissue). 90% of those who become infected die – and now an outbreak is ripping through the region of Guinea in Africa infecting nearly 100 people thus far.