Tag Archives: infectious

Coronavirus Australia: Covid-19 strain Lambda more infectious than Delta variant

‘World’s MOST transmissible Covid variant’ has now been spotted in 31 countries: Scientists baffled why ‘more lethal, more infectious’ Lambda strain isn’t taking over from Delta The ‘Lambda’ variant has been detected in traveller in hotel quarantine in NSW Variant originating in Peru accounts for almost 81% of country’s Covid cases  World Health Organization has… Read More »

COVID-19 recovery? My long-haul experience with infectious illness suggests disability.

People who say, “I’ve recovered from COVID-19, what’s the big deal?” are wrong. I have lived with long-term disability stemming from acute infectious illnesses like COVID-19 and polio. One winter when I was 17, I was struck with a relentless flu. I “recovered,” yet when spring came, a relative observed how my legs were different… Read More »

Infectious disease expert Professor Allen Cheng answers your COVID-19 questions

Infectious disease expert Professor Allen Cheng answers your COVID-19 questions Samantha Maiden brings your top COVID-19 vaccine concerns to Professor Cheng, an infectious disease specialist, epidemiologist and Victoria’s Deputy Chief Health Officer. Vaccine passports are coming soon 1:03 What side effects could the Covid-19 vaccine have? 0:45 Perth: Locals scramble for supplies ahead of the… Read More »

Study reveals how long COVID-19 remains infectious on cardboard, metal and plastic

The virus that causes COVID-19 remains for several hours to days on surfaces and in aerosols, a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found. The study suggests that people may acquire the coronavirus through the air and after touching contaminated objects. Scientists discovered the virus is detectable for up to three… Read More »

Chronic conditions — not infectious diseases — are top 5 causes of early death in China

Chronic diseases, such as stroke, ischemic heart disease, and lung cancer, now represent the leading causes of premature death in China, according to a new scientific study. The rise in non-communicable diseases reflects declines in maternal and child mortality over nearly three decades, largely the result of economic growth and increasing levels of education. In… Read More »