They also found that pig farm workers had elevated levels of the virus in their blood. According to blood tests, which showed antibodies created by exposure to the virus, 10.4% of pig farmers had already been infected by the virus, and as much as 4.4% of the general population also appeared to have been exposed. … [Read more...] about Chinese study warns new swine flu virus has ‘pandemic’ potential
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Appointment slots will be a lot different this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the retailer has advised that people try and attend their appointments alone. … [Read more...] about Second coronavirus wave plus winter flu ‘could bring the NHS to a grinding halt’
Hands off! What can we touch during the coronavirus outbreak? But leave those wild animals alone! The COVID-19 outbreak has prompted many extraordinary measures and China's ban of the consumption of wild animals is no exception. There is compelling research to suggest the novel coronavirus originated in bats before being passed to humans via another intermediate animal. But it's not the animals we need to blame — experts say humans are exposed to these viruses via our interaction with animals. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus half a year on: What do we know so far?
This threat has had a large impact on researcher Sabine Borchert's life. As a technical assistant at the German Primate Center in Göttingen, Borchert typically spends several hours each day training macaque monkeys for experiments. She needs to learn what each monkey likes and dislikes eating, how each of them react to different situations and when changes in their behavior begin to signal stress. "When you walk into the department, you don't know what will happen that day," she says. "It's like having children." … [Read more...] about How lab animals have fared in the coronavirus crisis
Explaining that Emily and Junior had to isolate themselves on the top floor of their home, he confessed: 'We made out that Ems was at work during the day. It was so difficult when Theo and Mills were like "Why can't I go with mum?" … [Read more...] about ‘She’s incredible!’ Peter Andre praises wife Emily for having ‘uncomfortable’ conversations with teenage daughter Princess and son Junior