Among the top coronavirus news out today are: President Trump extends social distancing guidelines to the end of April and Spain's COVID-19 case count surpasses that of China's.
A virus is defined as any of a various number of submicroscopic parasites that can infect any animal, plant or bacteria and often lead to very serious or even deadly diseases. A virus consists of a core of RNA or DNA, generally surrounded by a protein, lipid or glycoprotein coat, or some combination of the three. No virus can replicate without the help of a host cell, and though they can be spread, viruses lack the ability of self-reproduction and are not always considered to be living organisms in the regular sense.Some of the most common or best known viruses include the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which is the virus that causes AIDS, the herpes simplex virus, which causes cold sores, smallpox, multiple sclerosis, and the human papilloma virus, now believed to be a leading cause of cervical cancer in adult women. The common human cold is also caused by a virus.Since a great deal of mystery still surrounds the origins of most modern viruses, ways to cure these viruses and the diseases they cause are still in the very early stages of development.
The United States now has more coronavirus cases than either China, where the outbreak began, or Italy, a country seeing a surge in new cases every day.
A domestic cat in Belgium was confirmed to have COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus that's spreading across the globe.
The first infant death related to COVID-19 in the United States has been reported in the Chicago area today (March 28).
Deaths from the new coronavirus in Italy have soared in recent days, with a death rate of 10%. Here's why that rate is so high.
An emergency and critical care physician gives a dispatch from the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.
Like some other respiratory viruses such as the flu, is there a chance that the new coronavirus will spread less as temperatures increase?
A persistent coronavirus myth that this virus, called SARS-CoV-2, was made by scientists and escaped from a lab in Wuhan is completely unfounded. Here's how we know.
Treatment for COVID-19, caused by the new coronavirus, might already exist, and researchers are on the hunt to find them.
The doctors and nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic are putting themselves at unnecessary risk due to the national shortages of protective gear.
Empty, mocked-up shells of the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, may help explain how well the virus stands up to heat and whether it will die down as summer approaches.
A drug used in Japan to treat influenza seems to be effective at treating the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, according to news reports.
A newborn in London has tested positive for the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, causing COVID-19, just minutes after being born to a mother who was also infected with the virus.
More people in the U.S. are seeking medical care for flu-like, but are testing negative for flu. That could suggest the spread of the new coronavirus is picking up steam in the U.S.
The incubation period for the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is between one and 14 days, but could be as long as 24 days.
A 55-year-old individual from Hubei province in China may have been the first person to have contracted COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus spreading across the globe.
Current page: 1