• Orange discoloration of the skin in mother and newborn with SARS-CoV-2 infection: is hypercarotenosis a sign of COVID-19?

    10 days ago - By Journal of Pediatric and Neonatal Individualized Medicine

    Coronavirus disease is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2 and represents a potentially fatal disease. Recently, dermatological manifestations have been reported to be signs of COVID-19. We describe a case of a newborn and her mother affected by SARS-CoV-2, that developed hypercarotenosis about 5 weeks after delivery. The aim of this report is to identify the pathological mechanism of this association and to underline the importance of investigating any dubious skin manifestation in case of contact with patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, because it may be...
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  • COVID-19 on Surfaces: Examining the Known Unknowns

    COVID-19 on Surfaces: Examining the Known Unknowns

    10 days ago - By MedPageToday

    Months into the COVID-19 pandemic, knowledge gaps remain about how fomites contribute to SARS-CoV-2 transmission, a researcher said.
    A systematic review of research on SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces found 78 articles, the majority of...
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  • Food products are potential SARS-CoV-2 carriers, study finds

    11 days ago - By News Medical

    A team of scientists at the Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences and the Food Safety Research Center in Iran has emphasized the risk of various staple food products, including meat, dairy, fruits, vegetables, and ready-to-eat foods, as potential carriers of SARS-CoV-2 transmission.
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  • SARS-CoV-2 suppresses ACE2 activity in COVID-19 patients

    11 days ago - By News Medical

    A recent study conducted by a team of international scientists has revealed that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 , the causative pathogen of coronavirus disease 2019 , suppresses the expression and function of human angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 and induces the expression of interferon-stimulated genes at the initial phase of infection. The study is currently available on the bioRxiv* preprint server.
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  • Universal screening for SARS-CoV-2 may be an ineffective mitigation strategy, says study

    11 days ago - By News Medical

    A team of researchers in the Netherlands have reported that regular, universal and random screening and isolation of infectious individuals may not be a viable strategy for reopening society after bringing a wave of SARS-CoV-2 under control.
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  • Scientists explain potential reasons for SARS-CoV-2 re-infection

    11 days ago - By News Medical

    A study, which was published in the journal New Microbes and New Infections, focused on the possible reasons for SARS-CoV-2 reinfection.
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