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Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2: Virus strain that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the strain of coronavirus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the respiratory illness responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. Colloquially known as simply the coronavirus, it was previously referred to by its provisional name, 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), and has also been called human coronavirus 2019. The World Health Organization declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020, and a pandemic on 11 March 2020.

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UK children's hospital study reports surge in domestic child abuse during pandemic [Video]

UK children's hospital study reports surge in domestic child abuse during pandemic

There has been a surge in domestic child abuse during the coronavirus pandemic, suggests the experience of one specialist UK children's hospital.The study was published in the journal Archives of..

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UK minister says watch Premier League from home as games resume [Video]

UK minister says watch Premier League from home as games resume

Britain's sports minister says soccer fans should watch Premier League matches from home as the season resumes after the coronavirus pandemic halted it just over three months ago.

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COVID-19 may infect brain cells: study [Video]

COVID-19 may infect brain cells: study

A new study from Johns Hopkins University suggests the coronavirus may infect the brain and replicate in brain cells.

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Researchers analyse genomic determinants of coronavirus pathogenicity [Video]

Researchers analyse genomic determinants of coronavirus pathogenicity

: A recent analysis led by a team of researchers found crucial genomic features that are unique to SARS-CoV -2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and two other deadly coronaviruses, SARS-CoV and..

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Researchers identify targets for COVID-19 vaccine using cancer immunotherapy tools [Video]

Researchers identify targets for COVID-19 vaccine using cancer immunotherapy tools

A team of cancer researchers have applied the strategy of using the tools used for the development of cancer immunotherapies and adapted them to identify the 'right protein sequences to target in..

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Novel coronavirus could be a hybrid of bat and pangolin viruses: study [Video]

Novel coronavirus could be a hybrid of bat and pangolin viruses: study

Explainer: How bat and pangolin coronaviruses may have recombined to create SARS-CoV-2

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Seemingly recovered COVID-19 patients still have viral RNA in fecal matter: new study [Video]

Seemingly recovered COVID-19 patients still have viral RNA in fecal matter: new study

Health authorities might be able to detect COVID-19's spread by testing the sewers of a community for the coronavirus's RNA.

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Study Reveals The Toll On Mental Health Pandemic Took On Italian Healthcare Workers [Video]

Study Reveals The Toll On Mental Health Pandemic Took On Italian Healthcare Workers

Italy was extremely hard hit by the novel coronavirus COVID-19, early on in the global pandemic. According to UPI, a new study shows Italian frontline healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients were..

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JandK Police launches 'Corona Rath' in Pulwama to create awareness [Video]

JandK Police launches 'Corona Rath' in Pulwama to create awareness

The administration in Pulwama has stepped up its efforts to create awareness among the residents about COVID-19. District administration launched 'Corona Rath' to aware people about Novel Coronavirus...

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Study: As COVID-19 Progresses, 40% May Not Show Any Symptoms At All [Video]

Study: As COVID-19 Progresses, 40% May Not Show Any Symptoms At All

A small analysis of 78 COVID-19 patients in China revealed as many as 40% of patients may be asymptomatic. COVID-19 is the disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, and is at pandemic levels..

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New Study Supports Theory COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus Jumped From Bats To Humans [Video]

New Study Supports Theory COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus Jumped From Bats To Humans

There's growing scientific evidence that the novel coronavirus COVID-19 is most closely related to other coronaviruses found in bats. This week, a study revealed a previously unknown coronavirus named..

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Speech-generated droplets and COVID-19 transmission [Video]

Speech-generated droplets and COVID-19 transmission

Researchers report that airborne droplets produced through speech could be a potentially significant mode of COVID-19 transmission. Recent experiments have shown that speaking produces thousands of..

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57 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Nepal, bringing total to 191 [Video]

57 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Nepal, bringing total to 191

Nepal on Tuesday confirmed 57 new cases of COVID-19, highest single-day rise taking the number of positive cases 191, Health and Population Ministry confirmed. Swab samples tested at National Public..

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Explainer: Why is the coronavirus so deadly? [Video]

Explainer: Why is the coronavirus so deadly?

A comprehensive review of recent and ongoing studies shows how the coronavirus ravages the brain, heart, lungs and intestine.

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What do studies on new coronavirus mutations tell us? [Video]

What do studies on new coronavirus mutations tell us?

A series of studies of the genomes of thousands of samples of the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 show that it is mutating and evolving as it adapts to its human hosts. Soraya Ali reports.

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DUBAI: In April 2004, the SARS-CoV virus escaped not once, but twice from a Chinese lab. Back then, the WHO unabashedly criticised the lab’s safeguards, or the lack of it. At that time, a 26-year-old..
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Coronavirus could be sexually transmitted by recovering patients, new research shows

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