Researchers from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China, analyzed more than 7,500 videos, gathered from YouTube and other video websites.
“Even a single-layer face covering is better than nothing,” researchers said.
With 47,000-plus confirmed cases in the state, Minnesota’s actual number may exceed 470,000, the study suggests.
What can you, as an individual, be doing? Well, not panicking about the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in your communities, for one. But there are things you can and should do to be prepared.
The research also suggests that taking steps to keep people from sharing dangerously misleading information about a contagious disease could help save lives.
The Minnesota Department of Health has identified 79 outbreaks and 3,846 individual cases of crypto from 2009 through 2018.
Unlike most of the other counties identified in the analysis, Hennepin County — indeed all of Minnesota — has not had a single reported case of the measles this year.
This year, measles cases have been identified in 22 states. Minnesota, fortunately, is not among them.
When dealing with acute flaccid myelitis, (AFM), “early and aggressive physical therapy intervention can actually be very, very important,” Osterholm said.
The leading contender for “most infectious airport surface”: the plastic trays used at airport security checkpoints. The most common virus found in the study was rhinovirus, which causes the common cold.
The bacteria species is Capnocytophaga canimorsus. Despite its pervasiveness, cases of people becoming infected with it are extremely unusual.
Bacteria, viruses and parasites are the most common causes of food-borne illnesses.
Measles can lead to severe complications, including pneumonia and encephalitis (swelling of the brain), and even death.
About a third of the outbreaks from 2000 through 2014 were traced back to pools or hot tubs at hotels, motels, inns and lodges.
The study also found that airplane cabins are not quite as efficient at spreading germs as we’ve been told in the past.
Health officials say we should expect this year’s flu season to continue for at least another 11 to 13 weeks.
In a research letter published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine, an international team of virologists reported the results of a DNA analysis of the earliest sample of smallpox vaccine ever studied.
The animals most likely to be carriers of the rabies virus in Minnesota are bats and skunks, according to veterinarian Courtney Wheeler of the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.
Average life expectancy in the United States was 78.9 years in 2016 — only the 58th highest life expectancy in the world. That’s our lowest ranking since 1970.
Some hospitals now test individual patients daily to determine when to stop antibiotic treatment.