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T cells take the lead in controlling SARS-CoV-2 and reducing COVID-19 disease severity: Finding may help explain why people 65 and above face a higher risk of falling critically ill with COVID-19 – Science Daily

A multi-layered, virus-specific immune response is important for controlling SARS-CoV-2 during the acute phase of the infection and reducing COVID-19 disease se…

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Possible West Nile virus human case reported in Oklahoma County, officials say – KOCO Oklahoma City

The Oklahoma City-County Health Department on Tuesday reported an Oklahoma County resident has been tested for West Nile virus and is currently hospitalized.

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OKLAHOMA CITY —The Oklahoma City-County Health Department on Tuesday reported an Oklahoma County resident has been tested for West Nile virus and is currently hospitalized.
People should be aware that by minimizing the exposure to mosquitoes and taking additional preventative measures, the risk and chances of becoming infected are reduced, OCCHD Epidemiologist Cynthia Bates said in a news release.
Local health officials suggest people take the following precautions to protect themselves and fa…

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Possible West Nile virus human case reported in Oklahoma County, officials say – KOCO Oklahoma City

The Oklahoma City-County Health Department on Tuesday reported an Oklahoma County resident has been tested for West Nile virus and is currently hospitalized.

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OKLAHOMA CITY —The Oklahoma City-County Health Department on Tuesday reported an Oklahoma County resident has been tested for West Nile virus and is currently hospitalized.
People should be aware that by minimizing the exposure to mosquitoes and taking additional preventative measures, the risk and chances of becoming infected are reduced, OCCHD Epidemiologist Cynthia Bates said in a news release.
Local health officials suggest people take the following precautions to protect themselves and fa…

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‘She’s a fighter’: 102-year-old woman survived both 1918 flu and COVID-19 – Boston.com

“She thinks surviving the 1918 flu gave her tremendous immunity to everything.”

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Mildred Geraldine Gerrie Schappals has survived not just one, but two global pandemics.
The 102-year-old Worcester native overcame the Spanish flu back in 1918, and then contracted the coronavirus this past spring.
She managed to recover from COVID-19, and credits the first pandemic with boosting her immunity….

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