Epidemics 2023, February

Eight people die from rare flesh-eating infection in Florida in 2021

Eight people die from rare flesh-eating infection in Florida in 2021

At least eight people have died in Florida this year as a result of an infection with a bacteria of the species Vibrio vulnificus, according to recent reports from US health authorities. This is the highest number of deaths in the state since 2018, when from and

The epidemic of konzo disease in Africa was explained by the peculiarities of the microflora of local residents

The epidemic of konzo disease in Africa was explained by the peculiarities of the microflora of local residents

As a result of their vital activity, cyanide appears in the stomach of Africans, which leads to the symptoms of konzo

How villages in Taiwan extinguished the "delta" outbreak

How villages in Taiwan extinguished the "delta" outbreak

How poor villages in Taiwan quickly dealt with the delta variant of the coronavirus, as shown by a large study of masks and is hampering new clinical trials of vaccines

Bat-borne Nipah Virus Could Become New Scourge in India

Bat-borne Nipah Virus Could Become New Scourge in India

Indian health authorities are sounding the alarm after dozens of people have become infected and a 12-year-old boy died from the Nipah virus, for which there is currently no vaccine. So what do we know about the outbreak?

An outbreak of an extremely deadly virus has been reported in India. Local authorities are trying to contain it

An outbreak of an extremely deadly virus has been reported in India. Local authorities are trying to contain it

Authorities in the southern Indian state of Kerala are trying to contain an outbreak of the Nipah henipavirus. He killed a 12-year-old boy

How will humanity coexist with the coronavirus? And who will win who?

How will humanity coexist with the coronavirus? And who will win who?

Several recent outbreaks show that even a very high vaccination rate (over 90%) will not stop the spread of the infection. All indications are that SARS-CoV-2 will eventually become a recurrent seasonal virus. "Reach herd immunity

The Mu coronavirus strain is starting to spread across the planet, is it worth worrying?

The Mu coronavirus strain is starting to spread across the planet, is it worth worrying?

One of the newest strains of COVID-19, known as Mu, has already been found in 42 countries. The first studies showed that it is less contagious than the dangerous Delta variant, which has led to high mortality rates in Russia and other countries. Most of all Mu is widespread

What will the next pandemic be?

What will the next pandemic be?

Since its discovery in Wuhan, China in late 2019, the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has claimed millions of lives in a shock that has changed the way things work. COVID-19 Is The Worst Pandemic Since The Spanish

Coronavirus as an Evolving Threat

Coronavirus as an Evolving Threat

New strains of SARS-CoV-2 have influenced the course of the pandemic. What will be next? Many scientists believe that the past twenty months are a kind of warning to everyone that the evolution of the coronavirus should not be underestimated. She can put under s

The Ministry of Health confirms the negative impact of COVID-19 on reproductive function

The Ministry of Health confirms the negative impact of COVID-19 on reproductive function

Studies have shown that men who have recovered from COVID-19 have decreased sperm mitochondrial energy, which can reduce reproductive function

Canada: Businesses advised to call police to enforce vaccine passports

Canada: Businesses advised to call police to enforce vaccine passports

"If they have problems with visitors, they call law enforcement, and this is what I expect to happen with the vaccination card," the prime minister said

Mystery fever kills 68 people in a week in India

Mystery fever kills 68 people in a week in India

"Mysterious fever", from which about 70 people died in a week, including 40 children, scared the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh

"I was thrown in jail and a mental institution and then deported from Singapore for not wearing a Covid-19 mask."

"I was thrown in jail and a mental institution and then deported from Singapore for not wearing a Covid-19 mask."

Don't like to wear masks? Benjamin Glynn too. But because he refused to wear a mask, disagreeing with Singapore's right to make them legally binding, he was treated like a terrorist

Scientists: COVID-19 mutates once a week

Scientists: COVID-19 mutates once a week

Mutations in the virus that causes COVID-19 occur at least once a week - significantly more often than previously thought, according to a new study by British scientists from the Universities of Bath and Edinburgh

Apparently someone is immune to the coronavirus, but why?

Apparently someone is immune to the coronavirus, but why?

Scientists are trying to understand why some people don't get the coronavirus, no matter what. Members of the WHO mission warn that data that could clarify the origin of SARS-CoV-2 will soon be lost forever. Former Commissioner of the Office of the

Vaccinated people are 27 times more likely to catch the virus than unvaccinated people who have had COVID

Vaccinated people are 27 times more likely to catch the virus than unvaccinated people who have had COVID

A new study in Israel compared the protection afforded by vaccine-induced immunity with natural immunity after a previous infection with COVID-19 and showed that the latter provides much better protection against infection

Scientists have calculated the likelihood of new pandemics in the near future

Scientists have calculated the likelihood of new pandemics in the near future

Calculations have shown that the annual risk of dangerous epidemics can increase up to three times in the coming decades. And an outbreak of a disease that can kill all people on the planet is likely within the next 12 thousand years

Scientists predicted a new dangerous pandemic in the XXI century

Scientists predicted a new dangerous pandemic in the XXI century

Italian scientists from the University of Padua warned of a dangerous new pandemic in 2080

Panic and chaos are growing in the world due to another surge of COVID-19

Panic and chaos are growing in the world due to another surge of COVID-19

The coronavirus vaccination has helped save more than 100,000 lives in the United States. These figures were given by the President of the country. Now the authorities plan to vaccinate all those who are evacuated from Afghanistan

China estimated the likelihood of an outbreak of bubonic plague

China estimated the likelihood of an outbreak of bubonic plague

A Chinese woman diagnosed with bubonic plague is in critical condition. A 55-year-old woman discovered her first symptoms on August 14, according to the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Hygiene and Health Committee. However, then

The spread of coronavirus in the body captured on video

The spread of coronavirus in the body captured on video

For the first time, researchers from the US and Canada were able to capture in real time how the coronavirus infection spreads through the body of a mouse

Ivory Coast announces Ebola outbreak

Ivory Coast announces Ebola outbreak

"It is of great concern that this outbreak was announced in Abidjan, a metropolis of more than four million people," WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, said in a statement

The iota strain has spread throughout the world and has the highest mortality

The iota strain has spread throughout the world and has the highest mortality

Scientists in the United States have reported a new strain of "iota", or B.1.526, with an increased infectivity and mortality rate compared to other variants. The transmissibility of this strain is about 15-25 percent higher than that of previously circulating varieties

How will the pandemic end? There are clues in the history of past illnesses

How will the pandemic end? There are clues in the history of past illnesses

Humanity has been unsuccessfully fighting the coronavirus pandemic for more than a year and a half. During this time, at an accelerated pace, it was possible not only to create vaccines, but also to begin to vaccinate people en masse. However, it was still not possible to radically influence the situation with this

Anti-covid antibodies decline but remain effective

Anti-covid antibodies decline but remain effective

A group of Swedish scientists led by Charlotte Thalin from the Karolinska Institute in Uppsala decided to find out how long and how effectively the immune system protects people who have had coronavirus and people vaccinated against covid

China: Authorities clog doors of houses with people inside with iron bars amid fear of Covid delta

China: Authorities clog doors of houses with people inside with iron bars amid fear of Covid delta

As China grapples with a spike in people infected with the new variant of the Coronavirus "delta", there are reports of residents being locked up in their homes. The groups authorized by the authorities come and hammer the doors with iron rods

Delta variant of Covid-19 makes it impossible for the formation of herd immunity

Delta variant of Covid-19 makes it impossible for the formation of herd immunity

The Delta variant changed the equation to achieve herd immunity, said vaccine developer Oxford / AstraZeneca. "" This new Delta variant infects people who have been vaccinated. "

COVID-19 disrupts fight-or-flight sympathetic nervous system

COVID-19 disrupts fight-or-flight sympathetic nervous system

It is difficult to draw any conclusions from the results obtained, but their implications are worrisome. Given the potential health problems that can arise from over-activity of the sympathetic nervous system, it is important to learn more

Britain had a plan to fight coronavirus back in 2005

Britain had a plan to fight coronavirus back in 2005

British authorities could probably have saved many more lives during the coronavirus pandemic if they had not forgotten their previously created action plan

Stranger and scarier. Is it possible to recognize a dangerous variant of the coronavirus before it takes over the world

Stranger and scarier. Is it possible to recognize a dangerous variant of the coronavirus before it takes over the world

The Greek alphabet has 24 letters. A little less than half was spent on the names for the variants of the coronavirus, but it is already clear that this is not the limit. It will hardly be possible to stop the evolution of SARS-CoV-2, and, probably, one day other alphabets will also be used

How much more dangerous could the coronavirus become?

How much more dangerous could the coronavirus become?

Further evolution of SARS-CoV-2, an unexpected decline in the incidence in the UK, where almost all restrictions were lifted, and herd immunity threshold calculations

Deadly Marburg fever revealed in Guinea

Deadly Marburg fever revealed in Guinea

Guinea Ministry of Health: suspected case of Marburg hemorrhagic fever virus detected

Over 330 cats have died in the UK from an unknown disease

Over 330 cats have died in the UK from an unknown disease

In the UK, at least 330 cats have died from an unknown disease, writes Sky News, citing the Royal Veterinary College

WHO head believes the world has entered a period of real danger due to COVID-19

WHO head believes the world has entered a period of real danger due to COVID-19

Humanity has entered a "period of real danger" and many of the achievements in the fight against coronavirus are currently "being eroded"

Japan's population plummets amid pandemic

Japan's population plummets amid pandemic

The number of Japanese people fell by 428,617 to 123,842,701, the 12th consecutive year of decline as deaths outnumber births in an aging society

People around the world are critically deficient in vitamin D, but this is ignored and not publicized

People around the world are critically deficient in vitamin D, but this is ignored and not publicized

Misinformation about nutrition, the importance of a healthy, balanced diet, and nutritional supplements is widely spread by the media and healthcare providers, but they are silent about the critical consequences of isolation from sunlight

Delta Option Challenges Costly China Lockdown Strategy

Delta Option Challenges Costly China Lockdown Strategy

The delta variant challenges China's costly strategy of isolating cities, warning that Chinese leaders who were confident they could keep the country from spreading the coronavirus needed a less brutal approach

People infected with Covid-19 have a "significant" decrease in intelligence

People infected with Covid-19 have a "significant" decrease in intelligence

The long-term effects of Covid-19 infection may include decreased intelligence, according to new research. Tasks requiring problem solving, planning and reasoning were more difficult for infected people than for people who were not infected with the virus

Doomsday COVID variant worse than Delta and Lambda may appear, scientists say

Doomsday COVID variant worse than Delta and Lambda may appear, scientists say

Scientists continue to underestimate the coronavirus. At the start of the pandemic, they said mutated versions of the virus would not pose much of a problem - until the more infectious Alpha caused a spike in incidence last fall

A global pandemic could cause an epidemic of myopia in children

A global pandemic could cause an epidemic of myopia in children

There are many consequences of the current global pandemic that we did not foresee, and visual impairment in children may be one of them. Over the past year, researchers in Hong Kong have discovered a skyrocketing rise in myopia, or myopia, in the