Classic COVID-19 symptoms changing: UK-led study

A leading British scientist has said it is time to update the list of “classic” COVID-19 symptoms, after research found that a headache and sneezing are now among the most common signs of the disease. Prof. Tim Spector is co-founder of the ZOE COVID symptom study, which draws on

China reports first human case of H10N3 bird flu

A 41-year-old man in China’s eastern province of Jiangsu has been confirmed as the first human case of infection with the H10N3 strain of bird flu, China’s National Health Commission (NHC) said on Tuesday.The man, a resident of the city of Zhenjiang, was hospitalized on April 28 after

What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: COVID-19 death tolls are likely a "significant undercount" Official tolls showing the number of deaths directly or indirectly attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to be a "significant undercount", the World Health Organizati

‘Long Covid’ symptoms ease after vaccine: Survey

COVID-19 vaccines tend to alleviate the symptoms of the medical phenomenon known as “long Covid,” according to a survey involving 800 people. The study suggests that mRNA vaccines are particularly beneficial in battling long Covid symptoms. The virus was initially understood to be a

Coronavirus likely to keep mutating: Scientists

Humanity is engaged in an “arms race” with the coronavirus Sars-CoV-2, and its capacity to adapt and evolve remains unknown and should not be underestimated, scientists have warned.“I think it’d be a brave person to say that the virus is nearing the end of its evolutionary

Drug-resistant malaria gains a foothold in Africa

Researchers on Thursday reported the first clinical evidence that drug-resistant mutations of the parasite responsible for malaria were gaining ground in Africa. Experts have long worried about the emergence of drug resistance across the continent and a new study published in medical journal 

Close-up of coronaviruses on the attack

Researchers at the University of Oldenburg are using electron microscopy images of SARS-CoV-2 to generate images that for the first time provide a highly detailed impression of the infection process. The new method relies on machine learning.   These days every child knows what a corona

UK coronavirus strain could be twice as deadly: Study

LONDON: The UK variant of COVID-19 could be as much as twice as deadly as the other strains, a new study has revealed. Researchers from the universities of Exeter and Bristol said the variant that swept across the UK at the end of last year before spreading worldwide is 30-100 percent more deadly

UK strain could be up to twice as deadly as other Covid variants

The UK strain of Covid-19 which has spread across the world could be up to twice as deadly as previous variants. The more infectious B117 variant, also known as the Kent variant, which swept across the UK at the end of last year, is between 30 per cent and 100 per cent more deadly, according

Prior COVID-19 infection may reduce need for second jab

 People who have had COVID-19 may not need a second dose of vaccine, but are as much as three times more likely to develop serious side effects after receiving the first.Data collected by King’s College London from 700,000 vaccinated people showed a link between prior infections and sid

Coronavirus variants could be dealt with via single jab: UK scientist

A single booster jab may be enough in future to protect people from the Brazilian and South African variants of coronavirus, a leading British scientist has suggested. Prof. Andrew Pollard, head of the Oxford University group that developed a vaccine in partnership with AstraZeneca, said his team

COVID-19 associated with new symptoms: Study

New research into COVID-19 patients has discovered new symptoms associated with the virus, including chills, loss of appetite, headaches and muscle aches.  Imperial College London revealed this latest set of symptoms after research taken from swab tests and questionnaires that were studied b

WHO: 'extremely unlikely' coronavirus escaped from Chinese lab

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said that the coronavirus originated in animals, but found it 'unlikely' that it was introduced to humans directly by bats. It also said it was 'extremely unlikely' that the virus escaped from a Chinese lab. Transmission could have also taken place b

World faces around 4,000 COVID-19 variants as researchers explore mixed vaccine shots

The world faces around 4,000 variants of the virus that causes COVID-19, prompting a race to improve vaccines, Britain said on Thursday, as researchers began to explore mixing doses of the Pfizer and AstraZeneca shots.Thousands of variants have been documented as the virus mutates, including the s

WHO team to start Wuhan virus probe under global glare

WUHAN: A team of experts from the World Health Organization left quarantine in Wuhan on Thursday to begin a heavily scrutinised probe into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, after Washington urged a “robust and clear” investigation.The group started a two-week quarantine on arrival

WHO issues new clinical advice on treating COVID-19 patients

GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) issued fresh clinical advice on Tuesday for treating COVID-19 patients, including those displaying persistent symptoms after recovery, and also said it advised using low-dose anti-coagulants to prevent blood clots.“The other things in the guidance

UK variant could be less infectious than first thought

LONDON: The new strain of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) identified in the UK could be less infectious than first thought, according to researchers in Denmark. Scientists from Copenhagen’s State Serum Institute found that the mutation is 36 percent more infectious than previous var

Russia announces the discovery of 1.5 thousand mutations of the Corona virus

Today, Friday, the Russian authorities announced the discovery of hundreds of mutations of the new Corona virus in the country since the beginning of the pandemic. "We are following all the changes, and so far we have discovered about 1.5 thousand of our mutations," Anna Popova, head of the Feder