Coronavirus aggressively invades lung cells in chilling new images

The images were published in the New England Journal of Medicine and show how prolific coronavirus can become in a mere four days.

  • COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that spreads through human airways.
  • New images taken with a scanning electron microscope show coronavirus swarming over bronchial cells.
  • The images further stress the importance of preventative measures such as handwashing and wearing a mask in public.
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    Chadwick Boseman's death is tragic. Here's what you need to know about colon cancer.

    Despite Boseman's young age, this cancer is increasingly common in people under 50.

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    • Though Chadwick Boseman was only 43, rates of cancer in people under 50 have been increasing since 2006.
    • African-Americans are 20 percent more likely to get this cancer and 40 percent more likely to die from it than other racial groups.
    • Preventive measure include better diet, exercise, regular screenings, and a reduction in smoking and drinking.
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    Does warm weather impact COVID-19?

    Various studies examine the impact of humidity, temperature, rain, and sunshine on COVID-19.

    • Researchers around the world have been working to analyze and understand this virus since the global pandemic started earlier this year.
    • While the first SARS-CoV virus (2003) did not circulate long enough for researchers to distinguish any specific seasonal pattern, daily weather did have an impact on the number of cases.
    • Other studies from China, Australia, Brazil, and the UK take a look at how our weather can impact the transmission of COVID-19.
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    Study identifies animal species that may be susceptible to coronavirus

    On the list of animals at risk are several endangered species.

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    • SARS-CoV-2 enters our cells by binding with ACE2 receptors.
    • A study finds many animals may provide a similar point of entry for the infection.
    • COVID-19 has already been seen in a range of non-humans.

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    COVID-19 symptoms appear in a specific order, study finds

    One reason to suspect you have COVID-19 may be the order in which the symptoms appear.

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    • USC researchers identify a distinct order in which COVID-19 symptoms present themselves.
    • SARS-CoV-2 affects the digestive tract in a way that distinguishes it from other similar infections.
    • If you experience these symptoms in this order, call your doctor.
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