Despite extensive research over the years, the creation of fully functional human organs in a lab is not yet feasible. As a result, organ replacement from donors is the standard of care worldwide.
Masks purify the air that we breathe individually, just like a water filter provides clean water at home - regardless of the quality of water arriving from a potentially polluted river or lake.
Viruses from an infected dog’s saliva are deposited in an open wound. Next, they enter the person’s nerves and slowly find their way to the brain and spinal cord.
The monkeypox outbreak of 2022 requires urgent public health measures to selectively sensitise the at-risk groups so that we can place roadblocks or circuit-breakers to stop the unchecked spread of this virus.
Although vaccines initially reduced the risk of infection, the protective effect rapidly waned after a few months – and breakthrough infections were increasingly reported.
COVID-19 does not affect all age groups with the same severity. Death rates are exponentially higher in the oldest age groups.
A heart attack or acute coronary syndrome occurs when blood flow to the heart muscle is suddenly impaired.
Often, research studies use terminology and jargon that decorates their findings, leading lay people to believe that the effect was much larger than it actually was.
Vaccination ensures that the body is already familiar with the main components of the virus and elicits a timely adaptive immune response. This protects the internal organs in the event of a subsequent infection.
There is no approved preventive medicine or vaccine available at this time. Therefore, detecting cases early and preventing the spread of the virus are matters of great priority.
Apart from a few suggestions on improving airflow, not much has been said about the role of the environment - one of the three components of the epidemiological triangle.
A vaccine is a technique to introduce a pathogen into the body in harmless form so that if that particular virus or bacteria attacks, the victim can escape without serious consequences.