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Pandemic Genomics

Researchers use virus genomic tracking to reveal the rise and fall of the COVID-19 epidemic in Guangdong Province

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China’s control measures may have prevented 700,000 COVID-19 cases

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COVID-19: Study shows that travel restrictions are most useful in the early and late phase of an epidemic

Analysis of human mobility and epidemiological data by a global consortium of researchers, led by the University of Oxford and Northeastern University, shows that human mobility was predictive of the spread of the epidemic in China.

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Open data is a leap forward in how we tackle global disease outbreaks

The scope of COVID-19 transmission is global, but we have in place a global understanding that enables a better-informed global response than has ever been possible before.

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Coronavirus: Egypt, Algeria and South Africa are the main gates for importation in Africa

Egypt, Algeria and Republic of South Africa are the African countries most at risk for coronavirus COVID-19 importation in the continent, due to high air traffic with the contaminated Chinese provinces. But these countries are also among the best equipped on the continent to quickly detect and deal with new cases.

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Air travel could spread Wuhan pneumonia to further international locations

There is currently an outbreak of a pneumonia of unknown etiology in Wuhan, China.

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Professor Dame Angela McLean will be the MOD’s next Chief Scientific Adviser

Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt has announced that Professor Dame Angela McLean will be the MOD’s next Chief Scientific Adviser.

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Enabling targeted interventions to reduce the burden of mosquito-borne diseases

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Genome sequencing sheds light on yellow fever outbreak in Brazil

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Professor Oliver Pybus recognised by the Genetics Society

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New genome study highlights how Zika spread

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Searching for new ways to control pandemics