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A virus cluster in France splits generations, raises fears – 9News

As the sun went down, their partying got into full flow, with an unwanted guest: the coronavirus.

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Victoria bird flu outbreak: Second strain of avian influenza detected in turkeys – NEWS.com.au

Victoria bird flu outbreak: Second strain of avian influenza detected in turkeys

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Two turkeys in Victoria have tested positive to a second strain of bird flu.Agriculture Victoria said the turkeys were at a property within the existing restricted area at Lethbridge, and another near Bairnsdale.
The farm at Lethbridge has been under movement restrictions and regular surveillance after cases of H7N7 avian influenza were detected at two free-range egg farms in the Golden Plains Shire in the last fortnight.
The latest cases have tested positive to low pathogenic H5N2.
Low patho…

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Do teenagers spread coronavirus more than young children? – The Guardian

Experts suspect greater social contact among teenagers spreads Covid-19 more quickly, but the science is unclear

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The extent to which children are able to transmit coronavirus, and the difference between the vulnerabilities of younger children and teenagers to the disease, has been a subject of scientific interest as the pandemic has unfolded.
A South Korean study published in a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention journal in July found Covid infection rates among household contacts to be highest where they resided with someone with the virus in the 10- to 19-year-old age group. By contrast, they wer…

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Wearing a neck gaiter may be worse than no mask at all, researchers find – The Washington Post

Of the 14 masks and other coverings tested, the Duke University study found that some easily accessible cotton cloth masks are about as effective as standard surgical masks, while neck gaiters may be worse than not wearing a mask at all.

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But as face coverings have become increasingly commonplace in American life, so have questions about efficacy and now a group of researchers from Duke University are aiming to provide some answers.
In a recently published study, the researchers unveiled a simple method to evaluate the effectiveness of various types of masks, analyzing more than a dozen different facial coverings ranging from hospital-grade N95 respirators to bandanas. Of the 14 masks and other coverings tested, the study found …

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