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Study shows SARS-CoV-2 infection four times more likely through household transmission than community

Study shows SARS-CoV-2 infection four times more likely through household transmission than community

Cats shed SARS-CoV-2 RNA for a shorter duration compared to humans, study finds

Cats shed SARS-CoV-2 RNA for a shorter duration compared to humans, study finds

Second wave of COVID-19 in UK has reached “critical” stage, says study

Second wave of COVID-19 in UK has reached “critical” stage, says study

A digital CRISPR-based method for quick detection and absolute quantification of SARS-CoV-2

A digital CRISPR-based method for quick detection and absolute quantification of SARS-CoV-2

Occupational risk of COVID-19 in 3.5 million Norwegians

Occupational risk of COVID-19 in 3.5 million Norwegians

Correlations found between 'long-COVID' patients and preexisting health conditions

Correlations found between 'long-COVID' patients and preexisting health conditions

SARS-CoV-2 attack rates among household contacts higher than among non-household contacts

SARS-CoV-2 attack rates among household contacts higher than among non-household contacts

Research finds detectable but low-level SARS-CoV-2 contamination on public surfaces

Research finds detectable but low-level SARS-CoV-2 contamination on public surfaces

Study analyzes the viral load on Halloween candy handled by COVID-19 patients

Study analyzes the viral load on Halloween candy handled by COVID-19 patients

Study examines link between SARS-CoV-2 genomic load and COVID-19 patient outcomes

Study examines link between SARS-CoV-2 genomic load and COVID-19 patient outcomes

SARS-CoV-2 load varies widely in the community and over time

SARS-CoV-2 load varies widely in the community and over time

App-based surveillance system enables early detection of COVID-19 hotspots

App-based surveillance system enables early detection of COVID-19 hotspots

Mouth may be primary route of SARS-CoV-2 infection and transmission

Mouth may be primary route of SARS-CoV-2 infection and transmission

Rapid CD169 assay for COVID-19 screening

Rapid CD169 assay for COVID-19 screening

COVID-19 antibiotic risk factors

COVID-19 antibiotic risk factors

Population-based COVID-19 prevalence surveys in Europe and Americas show risk of bias

Population-based COVID-19 prevalence surveys in Europe and Americas show risk of bias

Startling high SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence in Veracruz, Mexico

Startling high SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence in Veracruz, Mexico

Biomimetic virus-like particles for safer positive controls in SARS-CoV-2 detection

Biomimetic virus-like particles for safer positive controls in SARS-CoV-2 detection

Researchers conduct review on viral shedding of SARS-CoV-2

Researchers conduct review on viral shedding of SARS-CoV-2

Comparative analysis reveals common vulnerabilities across coronaviruses

Comparative analysis reveals common vulnerabilities across coronaviruses