Swine Flu Strain Has Pandemic Potential: Study
Swine Flu Strain Has Pandemic Potential: Study
An influenza virus identified in pigs in China has a concerning mix of genes, but experts say there is no way to know if it will evolve to be transmissible between humans.
Swine Flu Strain Has Pandemic Potential: Study
Swine Flu Strain Has Pandemic Potential: Study

An influenza virus identified in pigs in China has a concerning mix of genes, but experts say there is no way to know if it will evolve to be transmissible between humans.

An influenza virus identified in pigs in China has a concerning mix of genes, but experts say there is no way to know if it will evolve to be transmissible between humans.

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WHO Comments Breed Confusion Over Asymptomatic Spread of COVID-19
WHO Comments Breed Confusion Over Asymptomatic Spread of COVID-19
Jef Akst | Jun 10, 2020
After stating that asymptomatic individuals are unlikely to transmit the novel coronavirus, World Health Organization officials clarify that this is very much an open question.
UK Launches Trial of Contact Tracing App on Isle of Wight
UK Launches Trial of Contact Tracing App on Isle of Wight
Jef Akst | May 6, 2020
Bluetooth-enabled technology will attempt to track people’s interactions on the British island—and potentially elsewhere in the UK—as lockdowns are lifted.
Robert May, Theoretical Ecologist Who Advised UK Gov’t, Dies
Robert May, Theoretical Ecologist Who Advised UK Gov’t, Dies
Jef Akst | Apr 30, 2020
The Australian physicist-turned-biologist served as a top scientist in the UK government and president of the Royal Society, among other prestigious appointments.
False Negatives in Quick COVID-19 Test Near 15 Percent: Study
False Negatives in Quick COVID-19 Test Near 15 Percent: Study
Lisa Winter | Apr 21, 2020
Abbott’s ID NOW test missed the most positive samples among five products given the green light by the FDA to use during the pandemic.
Two New Ebola Deaths Recorded in DRC Outbreak
Two New Ebola Deaths Recorded in DRC Outbreak
Amy Schleunes | Apr 13, 2020
The recent cases come just as Democratic Republic of Congo was set to declare the outbreak’s end.
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COVID-19 Vaccine Frontrunners
COVID-19 Vaccine Frontrunners
Jef Akst | Apr 7, 2020
Several vaccine candidates have been approved for early testing in people. Many more are close on their heels.
The COVID-19 Coronavirus May Travel in Aerosols
The COVID-19 Coronavirus May Travel in Aerosols
Amy Schleunes | Apr 3, 2020
Several studies have indicated that SARS-CoV-2 might be spread through air, but not all experts are convinced.
Image of the Day: How COVID-19 Spreads
Image of the Day: How COVID-19 Spreads
Amy Schleunes, Catherine Offord | Mar 19, 2020
International data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control indicates a similar pattern in reported coronavirus cases during the first 10 days after the case count passes 500.
University of Washington Pathology Professor Dies of COVID-19
University of Washington Pathology Professor Dies of COVID-19
Jef Akst | Mar 19, 2020
Stephen Schwartz, known for his work on the vascular system, is the first person associated with the university to succumb to infection with SARS-CoV-2.