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Los Angeles detects mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus

A Los Angeles public health agency overseeing vector control has reported mosquito samples positive for West Nile virus, cautioning residents to take preventive steps. “West Nile virus is detected every summer by local public health agencies because it is endemic to Los Angeles County,” said Susanne Kluh, director of Scientific-Technical Services at the Greater Los… Read More »

Exposure sites mount in SA virus cluster

South Australia’s list of COVID-19 exposure sites continues to grow, raising fears of more virus cases as authorities grapple with the latest outbreak. The number of sites of concern is heading towards 100 with the Seppeltsfield Winery in the Barossa Valley and a TAFE college in Adelaide among the latest to join the list. The… Read More »

PNG virus outbreak poses a ‘clear danger’

Australia is mobilising support for Papua New Guinea which is in the midst of a worsening coronavirus outbreak that poses a “clear and present danger” to both nations. Prime Minister Scott Morrison is on Wednesday expected to confirm his government will send vaccines to PNG for frontline health workers and offer logistical support. PNG is… Read More »

Over 140K Virus Species Found in Your Gut

Researchers have studied the human microbiome to understand the relationship between these microorganisms and health. A recent analysis found the human gut also has over 142,809 different virus species that reside with your gut bacteria.1 In recent years, scientific evidence has made it apparent that your gut microbiome plays a vital role in your health… Read More »