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SARS-CoV-2

SARS-CoV-2 viral load and shedding kinetics

Abstract SARS-CoV-2 viral load and detection of infectious virus in the respiratory tract are the two key parameters for estimating infectiousness. As shedding of infectious virus is required for onward transmission, understanding shedding characteristics is relevant for public health interventions. Viral shedding is influenced by biological characteristics of the virus, […]

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Preparing for uncertainty: endemic paediatric viral illnesses after COVID-19 pandemic disruption

Non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) and societal behavioural changes during the COVID-19 pandemic altered not only the spread of SARS-CoV-2, but also the predictable seasonal circulation patterns of many endemic viral illnesses in children.  Before 2020, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and non-pandemic influenza viruses peaked in the winter in northern and southern […]

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“Tripledemia”, el ataque múltiple de virus respiratorios que satura los hospitales de niños en EE.UU. y algunos países de Sudamérica

Cuando todo hacía suponer que finalmente podíamos respirar aliviados y dejar atrás la crisis sanitaria que generó la covid, una nueva ola de virus respiratorios está volviendo a colmar las unidades pediátricas de hospitales en algunos países. Se trata -aclaran los expertos- de un fenómeno muchísimo menos grave que el […]

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U.S. Could Face Tripledemic of RSV, COVID, and Flu This Year

Late fall heading into winter is known as respiratory virus season, but this year things are a little different. Three respiratory viruses are surging—RSV, COVID-19, and the flu—in what plenty of people are now calling a “tripledemic” of infectious diseases. Here’s a breakdown of what it’s like out there right now: Flu […]

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Canadian Doctors Call for Mental Health and Addiction Funding for Team-Based Care

The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) and Primary Care Collaborative have called for $37.5 million in immediate funding, as well as $75 million annually for 10 years, to help primary care providers treat patients with depression, anxiety, and addiction. The recommendation is part of a four-point plan to strengthen mental health and […]

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El dolor faríngeo se convierte en un síntoma dominante de la COVID-19: informes

Presentar dolor faríngeo u odinofagia es ahora un síntoma dominante de la infección por SARS-CoV-2, mientras que la fiebre y la anosmia (pérdida del olfato) se están volviendo menos comunes, según informes recientes en el Reino Unido.[1,2] El cambio podría ser motivo de preocupación ante la llegada del otoño y la […]

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Resistance to recognizing airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 may be rooted in historical error

In a recent study published in Indoor Air, researchers extensively searched for the origins of the resistance to recognizing airborne transmission during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic by major public health organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United States Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (US-CDC). Background […]

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Antibody Found in Mice Neutralizes SARS-CoV-2 and SARS-CoV-1

Researchers have identified an antibody that broadly neutralized all tested SARS-CoV-2 subvariants as well as SARS-CoV-1 in laboratory experiments and several SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern in mice. Because it targets a spike protein area that may be less affected by genetic variations, the newly discovered antibody could better retain potency against emerging […]

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