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COVID superspreading events happen almost exclusively indoors – meatpacking plants and prisons, bars and overnight camps – so environment is definitely important. But why most people do not transmit the coronavirus and some transmit a lot is still a mystery.
By Fedor Kossakovski
U.S. authorities say that while it appears some animals can get the virus from people, there’s no indication the animals are transmitting it to human beings.
By Associated Press
How much do we know about COVID-19, the virus spreading misery across the globe? Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss understanding the dynamics of the virus within people it has infected, why some experience much more severe forms…
Many new diseases evolve to jump from wild animals to people.
By Marcos E. García-Ojeda, The Conversation
By Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press
Another 114 people reportedly died from the new illness, COVID-19, as health inspectors went door-to-door to attempt to find every infected person in the worst-hit city of Wuhan.
World health officials are expressing great concern that a dangerous new virus is starting to spread between people outside of China.
By Vicky Stein
By the end of this century almost all of the world’s population could be exposed to mosquito-borne diseases once limited to the tropics, according to a new study.
By Fred de Sam Lazaro
Viruses like avian flu, Ebola and Marburg often fester in animals before moving into human populations. Animals in regions that are geographically remote present particular challenges for disease containment. But in Thailand, local residents are using technology, including digital scanning,…
By Julia Griffin, Nsikan Akpan
These pathogens don’t actually last for days or weeks outside the body, but you should still be proactive in protecting yourself from their spread.
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