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Discover different types of viruses that may or may not affect human beings and animals, get to know the virus origin, symptoms, treatments, transmissions, precautions and more…

Wuhan Coronavirus – 2019 novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Wuhan Coronavirus – 2019 novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

What is the Wuhan Coronavirus? The Wuhan Coronavirus is a new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, Hubei province, China after people developed pneumonia without a clear cause and for which existing vaccines or treatments were not...

SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

Cause SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV) – virus identified in 2003. SARS-CoV is thought to be an animal virus from an as-yet-uncertain animal reservoir, perhaps bats, that spread to other animals (civet cats) and first infected humans in the Guangdong province of southern...

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How to boost your immune system to fight against viruses?

How to boost your immune system to fight against viruses?

Helpful ways to strengthen your immune system and fight off disease How can you improve your immune system? On the whole, your immune system does a remarkable job of defending you against disease-causing microorganisms. But sometimes it fails: A germ invades...

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) advice for the public from WHO

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) advice for the public from WHO

WHO’s standard recommendations for the general public to reduce exposure to and transmission of a range of illnesses are as follows, which include hand and respiratory hygiene, and safe food practices: Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and...

Does heat kill viruses?

Does heat kill viruses?

No. Because a virus is not alive, so it can’t be killed. But, a virus can become inactive or denatured/destroyed by heat. The temperature which inactivates viruses and also the time they have to be exposed to heat to be inactivated varies from one family of viruses to...

How Do Bats Live With So Many Viruses?

How Do Bats Live With So Many Viruses?

Bats are mammals that have forelimbs adapted as wings; as such, they are the only mammals that are naturally capable of sustained flight. Within the United States, there are more than 40 species of bats — they are found in every state of the U.S. and live in different...

What is a Virus?

What is a Virus?

A virus is a biological agent that reproduces inside the cells of living hosts. When infected by a virus, a host cell is forced to produce thousands of identical copies of the original virus at an extraordinary rate. Unlike most living things, viruses do not have...

What is Coronavirus?

What is Coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, the virus causes respiratory infections which are typically mild including the common cold but rarer forms like SARS and MERS can be lethal. In cows and pigs, they may cause...