Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Covid-19 Coronavirus Outbreak Medical News Updates -- March 4, 2020

Scientists say the virus has split into two noticeably different strains, and most people have caught the more aggressive version, but it is now fading out while the milder strain continues to infect people

Daily Mail: TWO strains of the killer coronavirus are spreading around the world – and 70% of infected patients have caught the more aggressive and contagious type, study claims

* Researchers from Beijing and Shanghai studied 103 samples of the coronavirus
* They found two strains of it, named them L and S and found L was most common
* L is also the most aggressive, but it has become less common since early January
* A virus which is too aggressive may burn itself out by landing patients in hospital
* More than 94,000 people have now caught the coronavirus and 3,200 have died

The coronavirus has mutated into at least two separate strains since the outbreak began in December, according to Chinese scientists.

Researchers say there are now two types of the same coronavirus infecting people – and most people seem to have caught the most aggressive form of it.

At least 94,000 people have been infected around the world and almost 3,200 have died, while 50,000 have recovered from the disease.

The team of experts from Beijing and Shanghai said 70 per cent of people have caught the most aggressive strain of the virus but that this causes such bad illness that it has struggled to spread since early January.

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Covid-19 Coronavirus Outbreak Medical News Updates -- March 4, 2020

Coronavirus: there are 2 types, Chinese researchers find, while authorities say faeces and urine can transmit the infection -- SCMP
Researchers identify two coronavirus strains as China cases dwindle -- Reuters
Coronavirus map: how Covid-19 is spreading across the world -- The Guardian
Coronavirus fatality rate is HIGHER than thought: Virus kills 3.4% of all patients - making it more than three times deadlier than flu - says WHO -- Daily Mail
Virus death rate still uncertain as mild cases are missed -- AP
Coronavirus fight is LOST: Leading scientist admits world tried 'very hard' to stop the outbreak but the battle is OVER as more than 80 countries have confirmed cases of the killer infection -- Daily Mail
Coronavirus: why do ‘recovered’ patients test positive again? -- SCMP
Why are some people at greater risk from coronavirus? -- The Guardian
Will warmer weather stop the spread of the coronavirus? -- DW
Human trials of coronavirus vaccines could start next MONTH in the UK and US in global race to stop the killer disease which has infected 94,000 people worldwide -- Daily Mail
Coronavirus patient gives chilling account of what killer disease feels like -- Daily Star

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It seems that time favors less lethal viruses. Why? They don't kill the host and live to spread another day.