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Diseases

Wuhan Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Monitoring the Spread of COVID-19. You’ve probably seen the map below on various news channels, but what you may not know is that it’s a live map. The map shows the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, also the cured cases and death toll. You can link to it here and if you want to …

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Wuhan Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

What is it? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses with some causing less-severe disease, such as the common cold, and others causing more severe disease such as Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) coronaviruses. Preliminary investigations identified environmental samples positive for 2019-nCoV in Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan …

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Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (EHF)

What Is It? Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF), also known as Ebola virus disease (EVD) or simply Ebola, is a viral hemorrhagic fever of humans and other primates caused by ebolaviruses. The virus spreads through direct contact with body fluids, such as blood from infected humans or other animals. Spread may also occur from contact with …

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Swine Flu (H1N1)

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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)

What is it? MERS-CoV is a viral respiratory disease. It is a new strain of coronavirus first identified by the Netherlands in 2012. A similar strain in the UK was identified by Public Heath England’s virus reference laboratories at Colindale. The virus was fully sequenced and detailed analysis indicates that the nearest relatives are bat …

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high consequence infectious diseases (HCIDs) Definition of HCID In the UK, high consequence infectious diseases (HCIDs) are defined according to the following criteria: acute infectious disease typically has a high case-fatality rate may not have effective prophylaxis or treatment often difficult to recognise and detect rapidly ability to spread in the community and within healthcare …

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