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Coronavirus in kids: Parents say kids being diagnosed as COVID-19 ‘long haulers’ – NEWS.com.au

Coronavirus in kids: Parents say kids being diagnosed as COVID-19 long haulers

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NSW coronavirus alert as infectious case drove taxis, visited Sydney golf club, South Coast restaurants – ABC News

Health authorities in NSW issue a slew of warnings throughout western and south-west Sydney, and on the South Coast, after a confirmed COVID-19 case visited sev…

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A Sydney taxi driver has tested positive for coronavirus after working eight days while infectious and visiting several venues in Sydney and on the South Coast.
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  • The infectious case visited six venues and drove a taxi for eight days
  • Patrons of venues in Campbelltown, Mollymook and Ulladulla are in isolation
  • The case is linked to Liverpool Hospital, though not to the emergency department cluster

NSW Health said the confirmed coronavirus case drove i…

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A Rare Blood Type Variant Helps Prevent Malaria. Now We Finally Know How – ScienceAlert

A rare blood variant, found only in parts of East Africa, can help the body resist malaria even better than our best vaccines.

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A rare blood variant, found only in parts of East Africa, can help the body resist malaria even better than our best vaccines.
Now, scientists think they’ve figured out how this is possible – and it’s not a defence we’ve considered before.
Malaria is caused by five species of mosquito-borne plasmodium parasites, which claim the lives of half a million people worldwide, many of whom are children.
The disease works by infiltrating our red blood cells, using a ‘lock-and-key’ system. While much v…

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Factory Leaks Disease That Afflicts Thousands – Newser

In Lanzhou, China, at least 3.2K have tested positive

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A Chinese pharmaceutical factory has apparently leaked an illness into the air and infected thousands of people, Global News reports. Chinese officials say the factory was producing vaccines for animals with brucellosis—also known as Malta fever or Mediterranean fever—when bacteria vented out and infected at least 3,245 people in Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu province. CNN reports that another 1,401 residents have come back “preliminarily positive” among 21,847 tests in the city of 2.9…

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