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  • New model shows how infectious diseases evolve in space and time February 6, 2023
    A new disease model that can account for contact patterns between age groups shows how infectious diseases evolve in space and time and how to predict future case numbers across a region. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of modeling to help understand disease spread and to provide valuable insights into disease prevention and […]
  • Eye drops linked to US drug-resistant bacteria outbreak February 6, 2023
    U.S. health officials are advising people to stop using over-the-counter eye drops that have been linked to an outbreak of drug-resistant infections. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently sent a health alert to physicians, saying the outbreak includes at least 55 people in 12 states. One died. Disease investigators have linked the infections, […]
  • Discovery of a circovirus involved in human hepatitis February 6, 2023
    Scientists have identified a previously unknown species of circovirus, provisionally named human circovirus 1. Circoviruses are a family of small, highly resistant DNA viruses that were initially identified in 1974 in various animal species, where they can cause respiratory, renal, dermatological and reproductive problems. HCirV-1 is a novel virus that is distant from known animal […]
  • The future of science: Humanity takes a front seat February 6, 2023
    Over the last few years, researchers saw breakthroughs and discoveries that scientists had only dreamed of. From the development of the life-saving COVID-19 vaccines to NASA crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid in a successful attempt to alter its orbit, clearly a lot can happen in a short period of time.
  • Fears bird flu outbreak could spark human pandemic February 6, 2023
    The largest-ever bird flu outbreak is spilling over into mammals, including mink, bears, otters and foxes, as fears grow that the deadly virus could evolve and spark a human pandemic. The virus, formally known as the avian flu, has killed 208 million birds around the world. There have so far been at least 200 recorded […]