corona virus

Drug Ivermectin inhibits the replication of SARS-CoV-2 in vitro

April 5, 2020

Monash scientists have shown that an anti-parasitic drug already available around the world can kill the virus within 48 hours. This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Scientists from the Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) showed that a single dose of the drug, Ivermectin, could stop the […]

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Common Questions and Answers on Coronavirus (Covid-19)

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COVID-19 patients can be infectious even after their symptomatic recovery

March 30, 2020

In a new study, researchers found that half of the patients they treated for mild COVID-19 infection still had coronavirus for up to eight days after symptoms disappeared. The research letter was published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. In “Time Kinetics of Viral Clearance and Resolution of […]

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Scientists have identified at least eight strains of coronavirus spread across the globe.

March 29, 2020

Scientists have identified at least eight strains of coronavirus as the bug wreaks havoc spreading across the globe. More than 2,000 genetic sequences of the virus have been submitted from labs to the open database NextStain, which shows it mutating on maps in realtime, according to the site. Think of the open-source project Nextstrain.org as an outbreak museum. Labs […]

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