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Study: COVID survives on skin for 9 hours, 5 times longer than flu – The Times of Israel

Japanese researchers say peer-reviewed findings show need for frequent handwashing to combat coronavirus transmission

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TOKYO, Japan — The coronavirus remains active on human skin for nine hours, Japanese researchers have found, in a discovery they said showed the need for frequent handwashing to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
The pathogen that causes the flu survives on human skin for about 1.8 hours by comparison, said the study published this month in the Clinical Infectious Diseases journal.
“The nine-hour survival of SARS-CoV-2

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CDC: 7 out of 10 cases of listeria outbreak linked to deli meats are from Mass. – Boston 25 News

The CDC says 7 out of 10 cases of listeria outbreak linked to deli meats are from Massachusetts.

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BOSTON — A listeria outbreak linked to deli meats is affecting Massachusetts.
Everyone who became ill has gone to the hospital, and one person in Florida has died.
According to the CDC, all 10 individuals reported eating Italian-style deli meats such as salami, mortadella and prosciutto–both pre-packaged and sliced at the deli counter.
A specific type of deli meat and common supplier have not yet been identified.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available….

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The Americas are at risk of polio outbreak due to disruptions by the pandemic – msnNOW

Health experts fear an outbreak of the polio virus in the Americas during the Covid-19 pandemic due to a delay in vaccinations and surveillance.

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A health care worker administers a polio vaccine to a child in Brasilia, Brazil, on October 17.
Health experts fear an outbreak of the polio virus in the Americas during the Covid-19 pandemic due to a delay in vaccinations and surveillance.
Countries in the region must maintain polio vaccinations and surveillance during the pandemic to prevent an outbreak, according to experts at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
“Although as a region…

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Larimer County limits gatherings in emergency COVID-19 health order – Coloradoan

The order limits attendance at recreational sports events and sets 11 p.m. as last call for alcohol in restaurants and bars.

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Buy PhotoStudents line up to be tested for COVID-19 as part of the move-in process during the beginning of move-in week at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo. on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020.
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Rising COVID-19 case rates in Larimer County spurred officials to issue an emergency public health order Friday limiting attendance at recreational sports events and personal gatherings.
The order also encourages office-based businesses to increase remote working…

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