Coronavirus Disease COVID 19

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. COVID-19 is caused by one virus, called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2.
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There is limited information regarding risk factors for severe disease. Still, based on currently available information, older adults and those with underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe disease from COVID-19. What are all the risk factors of the novel coronavirus illness?

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'Pool testing' for COVID-19 may help increase testing capacities across the globe

'Pool testing' for COVID-19 may help increase testing capacities across the globe

Researchers say that NSAIDs, JAK inhibitors and TNF blockers are safe to use in COVID-19

Researchers say that NSAIDs, JAK inhibitors and TNF blockers are safe to use in COVID-19

Antihypertensive drugs may protect against COVID-19 in heart patients

Antihypertensive drugs may protect against COVID-19 in heart patients

Spit and feces test positive for SARS CoV-2 even after recovery

Spit and feces test positive for SARS CoV-2 even after recovery

Paper-based device to detect coronavirus in wastewater

Paper-based device to detect coronavirus in wastewater

Mobile apps for instant contact tracing could slow the rate of coronavirus transmission

Mobile apps for instant contact tracing could slow the rate of coronavirus transmission

FDA to trial malaria drugs Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19

FDA to trial malaria drugs Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19

NJIT engineers design masks, shields and swabs to combat the surge in COVID-19 infections

NJIT engineers design masks, shields and swabs to combat the surge in COVID-19 infections

COVID-19 peak could be delayed until November with social distancing

COVID-19 peak could be delayed until November with social distancing

UM receives funding for research center dedicated to addressing public health challenges

UM receives funding for research center dedicated to addressing public health challenges

TGen ramps up testing for COVID-19 to combat global health threat

TGen ramps up testing for COVID-19 to combat global health threat

FDA nod for first experimental plasma therapy for COVID-19 in the U.S.

FDA nod for first experimental plasma therapy for COVID-19 in the U.S.

COVID-19: Ban on eating wild meat deprives some forest communities

COVID-19: Ban on eating wild meat deprives some forest communities

Stellenbosch University and AzarGen Biotechnologies join forces to tackle COVID-19

Stellenbosch University and AzarGen Biotechnologies join forces to tackle COVID-19

New children's book 'Battle Robots of the Blood' released

New children's book 'Battle Robots of the Blood' released

Virus-scanning tool could identify previously undetected cases of COVID-19 infections

Virus-scanning tool could identify previously undetected cases of COVID-19 infections

Guidelines and best practices to provide care for seniors during COVID-19 pandemic

Guidelines and best practices to provide care for seniors during COVID-19 pandemic

Three Australian experts explain the course of COVID-19

Three Australian experts explain the course of COVID-19

Sheltered at home, families broach end-of-life planning

Sheltered at home, families broach end-of-life planning

Cobra Biologics and Karolinska Institutet join forces to develop DNA vaccine against COVID-19

Cobra Biologics and Karolinska Institutet join forces to develop DNA vaccine against COVID-19