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EU warns coronavirus could cause ‘huge economic and societal disruption’

European Centre of Disease Prevention and Control says probability of further transmission of ‘high’ despite efforts The Coronavirus outbreak could cause “huge economic and societal disruption”, the EU’s centre for disease control has warned. In its Monday update on the spread of the disease the ECDC said that “the risk associated with …

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Coronavirus ‘may have infected half of UK population’, researchers say

The University of Oxford’s Evolutionary Ecology of Infectious Disease group found that far more people in the UK could have contracted coronavirus than previously thought Coronavirus may have already infected more than half the UK population, researchers say. University of Oxford Professor Sunetra Gupta said it could mean less than …

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Using copper to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses

Copper can effectively help to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, which are linked to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), new research shows. Animal coronaviruses that ‘host jump’ to humans, such as SARS and MERS, result in severe infections with high mortality. Researchers found …

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