"Уже известно, что возбудители SARS и MERS могут поражать нервную систему. Исследования показывают, что это происходит и в случае с новым коронавирусом. Возможным последствием является внезапная остановка дыхания", - сообщает немецкий журнал Focus. "Заражение коронавирусом Sars-CoV-2 может проявлять себя не только высокой температурой, кашлем и затрудненным дыханием, но и вызывать неврологические симптомы. Таков результат исследования китайских ученых, проведенного на основе данных пациентов из Уханя, эпицентра пандемии, откуда вирус распространился по всему миру". "Как сообщают медики в научном журнале JAMA Neurology, у трети обследованных ими 214 пациентов были выявлены признаки того, что вирус поразил нервную систему", - передает издание. "Наиболее частыми симптомами были головокружение и

Бывший член комиссии по биологическому оружию ООН рассказал о мерах безопасности на закрытых объектах по изучению вирусов. В новосибирском вирусологическом центре «Вектор» сегодня произошло возгорание после взрыва газа, сообщало агентство ТАСС. Происшествие произошло в ходе ремонта одного из помещений центра. Военный эксперт, бывший член комиссии по биологическому оружию ООН Игорь Никулин рассказал в эфире НСН, о методах предосторожности в подобного рода организациях. В РАН прокомментировали сообщения о токсичной воде в Байкале «Говорить об опасности данного инцидента сложно, так как доподлинно не известно — велась ли там работа с опасными бактериями и вирусами. Если да, то могут быть утечки. Есть лаборатории, которые работают в открытом режиме, а есть закрытые корпуса. В последних,

It’s likely Covid-19 originated in bats, scientists say. But did it then spread to pangolins and humans? In the public mind, the origin story of coronavirus seems well fixed: in late 2019 someone at the now world-famous Huanan seafood market in Wuhan was infected with a virus from an animal. The rest is part of an awful history still in the making, with Covid-19 spreading from that first cluster in the capital of China’s Hubei province to a pandemic that has killed about 80,000 people so far. Stock footage of pangolins – a scaly mammal that looks like an anteater – have made it on to news bulletins, suggesting this animal was the staging post for the virus before it spread to humans. But there is uncertainty about several aspects of the Covid-19 origin story that scientists are trying hard to unravel, including which species passed it to a human. They’re trying hard because knowing how a pandemic starts is

По состоянию на 12 апреля пожарами охвачены сотни гектаров в Чернобыльской зоне, огонь начал добираться до наиболее загрязненных частей зоны отчуждения. Об этом свидетельствуют фото спутниковой карты, передают, сообщает украинское издание «Неделя», со ссылкой на издание “Тексты“. “Это означает, что кроме дыма, к населенным пунктам может прилететь существенная количество радиоактивных изотопов, находящихся в связанном виде в почве и растениях”, – говорится в публикации. Ярослав Емельяненко, член Общественного Совета при Государственной агентства Украины по управлению зоной, говорит, что ситуация критическая : огонь добрался до Припяти и находится в двух километрах прямо от хранилищ радиоактивных отходов «Подлесный», где расположены наиболее высокоактивные радиационные отходы всей Чернобыльской

Patients were put in quarantine in Daegu after being diagnosed with coronavirus

Tested positive again days after being released, according to Korean officials

Health chiefs in South Korea believe the virus may lay dormant in cells in body

But British experts say it's more likely initial

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Recent scientific tests are starting to reveal more about the coronavirus, known technically as COVID-19, including one recent discovery: that the virus has at least 40 mutations. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep the world, scientists are scrambling to discover as much information as they can that could help to slow the spread of the deadly pathogen. Now, with evidence that the coronavirus mutates, they are hoping that they can learn more through studying the virus’ genes – perhaps eventually helping to find a future treatment. But what does it mean for a virus to mutate, and why does it matter? Here is everything you need to know. Mutations in coronavirus: Evidence Evidence that the coronavirus mutates was brought to attention back in late February by Christian Drosten, the head of the Institute of Virology at the Charité University Hospital in Berlin. Drosten studied a

Cercetătorii științifici din Centrul de Cercetare Științifică pentru Apărare CBRN și Ecologie din cadrul Agenției de Cercetare pentru Tehnică și Tehnologii Militare (ACTTM) au realizat, într-un timp record, un Sistem de evacuare a personalului contaminat cu agenți biologici – BIOEVAC (tip izoletă). Echipamentul asigură izolarea temporară și transportul în siguranță al personalului suspect sau confirmat a fi contaminat cu agenți biologici, inclusiv SARS-CoV-2, și este dotat cu un sistem de filtro-ventilație cu presiune negativă. Produsul dezvoltat de cercetătorii militari îndeplinește standardele de securitate pentru prevenirea riscurilor de contaminare în zona de izolare și pe traseul de transport al persoanei infestate. Prototipul a fost finalizat în data de 16 martie, fiind realizat în colaborare cu operatorul economic STIMPEX SA, specializat în în producția de echipamente de protecție CBRN, care a pus la dispoziția echipei de

The United States gained a grim distinction in the world this week when it officially overtook Italy and China as the country with the most confirmed cases of Covid-19. Time is not on our side in the fight against this sweeping pandemic. As physicians, nurses, and the entire health care community work courageously to turn the tide against Covid-19, our singular goal is to save as many lives as possible. In suggesting that people could begin returning to their normal routines around Easter, President Trump has set up a false choice by pitting the health and safety of the American people against the economy. The choice we face in this crucial moment is not between public health and the economy. The choice is between listening to science and saving lives or ignoring science and losing lives. The choice is between working together across the country to defeat this virus or letting it kill our grandparents, parents, and

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