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The study found that women were more susceptible to SARS (the male to female ratio was seen at 0.52: 1), while in the initial stages of the Covid-19 outbreak in Wuhan, the ratio was seen at 1.3: 1. (HT PHOTO)

Covid-19 affects males more, 2003 Sars predominant in females: Study

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Dhrubo Jyoti
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2020 05:07 AM IST
The SARS outbreak was the first to be caused by a mutant strain of the coronavirus, the Sars-CoV virus, which is related to the Sars-Cov-2 virus that is the reason for the current Covid-19 epidemic.
National Medical Products Administration approved 4 test kits on January 26.(Reuters image)
National Medical Products Administration approved 4 test kits on January 26.(Reuters image)

Coronavirus test report now possible in 15 minutes

Beijing | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2020 11:01 AM IST
Earlier, the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA), Chinese health regulatory body, approved a kit developed by SunSure Biotech, which cut the screening time to 30 minutes.
Death toll from the coronavirus jumped to 813 on Sunday.(Reuters image)
Death toll from the coronavirus jumped to 813 on Sunday.(Reuters image)

Coronavirus death toll soars to 813, exceeds SARS fatalities

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2020 08:30 AM IST
In the past one month, coronavirus had claimed one life each in the Philippines and Hong Kong, with the first death being reported from the outbreak epicentre of Wuhan, capital of the worst-hit Hubei province, on January 11.
Medical staff in protective suits treat a patient.(REUTERS)
Medical staff in protective suits treat a patient.(REUTERS)

Doctors say 10-year-old boy was ‘shedding virus without symptoms’

Bloomberg | By Jason Gale
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2020 11:11 AM IST
The boy’s case, published Jan. 24 in the Lancet medical journal, was the first to demonstrate person-to-person and health-care associated spread of the newly identified virus, dubbed 2019-nCoV.
Hospital staff stand outside the emergency entrance of Wuhan Medical Treatment Center, where some infected with a new virus are being treated.(AP Photo)
Hospital staff stand outside the emergency entrance of Wuhan Medical Treatment Center, where some infected with a new virus are being treated.(AP Photo)

A high-security lab in ground zero Wuhan could hold key to cure Coronavirus

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 04:39 PM IST
There are only a handful of such labs in Asia; India has one at the National Institute of Virology in Pune.
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