Covid: Infections ‘plateauing’ in some areas

Publishedduration13 minutes agoThe coronavirus growth rate is slowing in the UK and the number of infections are starting to level off in some areas, a top scientist has said.Prof Neil Ferguson told the BBC that in some NHS regions there is a “sign of plateauing” in cases and hospital admissions.But he warned the overall death…Continue Reading

Italy’s infections creeping up

The Associated Press4h ago / 3:07 AM UTCROME — Italy’s coronavirus infections are creeping up with 20,331 new cases recorded and 548 deaths added to the official death toll.The government is weighing revised measures after the current restrictions expire mid-month.Within Europe, Italy currently trails only Germany in its coronavirus vaccination campaign, with 260,000 people inoculated.…Continue Reading

As COVID-19 infections surge out of control in Los Angeles County, officials are now investigating the potential spread of a new, more contagious strain

Los Angeles County is now testing for a new and more transmissible strain of the coronavirus, the Los Angeles Times reported.  The county has seen a massive surge in cases in recent weeks.  The new strain was first discovered in the UK. Experts said there hasn’t been any indication that the new strain could cause…Continue Reading

Coronavirus infections down 30% in England and halved in North during lockdown

When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Invalid EmailCoronavirus infections are down 30 per cent in England and…Continue Reading

US employers add jobs in November as rebound loses steam

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Most Campylobacter infections in New Zealand linked to poultry

Poultry meat remains a major source of Campylobacter infection in New Zealand, according to a study. Researchers looked at transmission pathways and source attribution for campylobacteriosis in New Zealand. Most patients were infected with strains attributed to a poultry source, and poultry meat consumption was common, while 14 percent were linked to cattle. The reduction in…Continue Reading

Metapneumovirus Infections Indistinguishable From Flu, RSV

The all-consuming news about SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 has overshadowed other viral pathogens that are the cause of severe or fatal lower respiratory infections (LRI) including human metapneumovirus (HMPV). “MPV is really a leading cause of LRI not just in children but in adults, with high mortality rates in the frail elderly, long-term care facilities, and…Continue Reading

Infections are rising in 83% of counties

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Domestic ETEC infections likely underestimated in U.S.

Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) is an underestimated source of domestically acquired illness in the United States, according to researchers. A study, published in the journal Epidemiology and Infection, looked at ETEC infections reported to the Minnesota Department of Health during 2016 and 2017. Although travel is a risk factor for ETEC infection, the study found domestically acquired…Continue Reading

Coronavirus news – live: Infections surge across US as Britain plans 'war against obesity' to prepare for second wave

Boris Johnson says he is looking at stricter rules on face coverings in shops The UK government is set to launch a “war against obesity‘ ahead of a potential second wave of coronavirus. Studies have shown that Covid-19 disproportionately affects overweight people, and Boris Johnson has reportedly blamed the severity of his coronavirus symptoms on…Continue Reading