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No region in the world spared as virus cases, deaths surge

In this July 20, 2020 file photo, members of the Shiite Imam Ali brigades militia load bodies of coronavirus victims during a funeral at Wadi al-Salam cemetery near Najaf, Iraq. Iraq’s Health Ministry has warned of “dire consequences” ahead because citizens are not heeding coronavirus prevention measures, after the country …

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Origin of the COVID-19 virus: The trail of mink farming

by François Roger, Alexis Delabouglise, Benjamin Roche, Marisa Peyre and Véronique Chevalier, The Conversation American mink distribution areas. The species was introduced into Eurasia for the production of fur, but many individuals escape from farms or are released into the wild). The cases of Covid-19 (OIE) declared on farms correspond …

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Provincial Italian hospital overrun by virus variant

Dr. Gabriele Zanolini director of the main covid ward at Mellino Mellini hospital tends to a patient in the emergency COVID-19 in Chiari, northern Italy, Monday, March 8, 2021. The 160-bed hospital in the Po River Valley town of Chiari has no more beds for patients stricken with the highly …

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Speedy variants power virus surge sweeping Europe

In this Saturday, Feb. 7, 2021 file photo, people crowd Via del Corso shopping street in Rome, following the ease of restriction measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. Europe recorded 1 million new COVID-19 cases last week, an increase of 9% from the previous week and ending a six-week …

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After early success, S. Korea sleepwalks into virus crisis

A medical worker wearing protective gear takes samples from a woman during a COVID-19 testing at a coronavirus testing site in Seoul, South Korea on Dec. 12, 2020. South Korea had seemed to be winning the fight against the coronavirus: Quickly ramping up its testing, contact-tracing and quarantine efforts paid …

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More EU nations ban travel from UK, fearing virus variant

People at St Pancras station in London, wait to board the last train to Paris today, Sunday Dec. 20, 2020. Millions of people in England have learned they must cancel their Christmas get-togethers and holiday shopping trips. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Saturday that holiday gatherings can’t go ahead …

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How HIV became the virus we can treat

Scanning electromicrograph of an HIV-infected T cell. Credit: NIAID As the numbers of COVID-19 infections climb, it’s easy to forget that there are still more than 1.2 million people in the U.S. living with another virus—human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV. When it first swept across the country in the 1980s, …

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As virus hits Italy’s south, some flee troubled health care

An oxygen canister is carried on a stretcher outside the first aid department of the Cardarelli hospital in Naples, Italy, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. Outside the ER entrance of Cardarelli, the main health care facility for densely populated Naples, those desperate for oxygen for loved ones lined up in their …

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In India, polluted air spells trouble for virus patients

A security guard stands behind a mesh screen at a construction site enveloped in smog and dust in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. A thick quilt of smog lingered over the Indian capital and its suburbs on Friday, fed by smoke from raging agricultural fires that health experts …

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Short of medics as virus surges, central Europe sounds alarm

Health care worker attends to COVID-19 patients at an intensive care unit (ICU) at a hospital in Kyjov, Czech Republic, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. With cases surging in central Europe, some countries are calling in soldiers, firefighters, students and retired doctors to help shore up buckling health care systems. Many …

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Argentina hits 1 million cases as virus slams Latin America

In this July 25, 2020 file photo, wooden crosses mark freshly dug graves at the Flores cemetery where people who died from the coronavirus are buried in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Argentina reached 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, according to the Ministry of Health. (AP Photo/Gustavo …

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