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Understanding endemic and emerging zoonotic consequences from rodent trapping studies

The global impact of the spillover of new zoonotic pathogens has been highlighted through the current 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic caused by the rapid outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). In the past, similar effects were noted during the HIV/AIDS and Spanish flu pandemics. Study: Rodent trapping studies as a neglected source …

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A new spray has been developed that could prevent the infection of COVID-19

Image source: FREEPIK COVID-19 Researchers have created new molecules that can be sprayed into the nose to prevent the SARS-CoV-2 virus from entering the lungs and causing infection. The COVID-19 virus enters the body through the lungs when people breathe, leading to illness. Engineers at Johns Hopkins University in the US have now created thin …

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Scientists have identified a new epitope at the furin cleavage site of the SARS-CoV-2 spike

Scientists have identified an immunogenic epitope at the furin cleavage site of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that induces a robust antibody response in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In his study published in the journal eBiomedicine, researchers also identified a monoclonal antibody that binds to this epitope and protects mice from …

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