virus

Virus Can't Be Transmitted Through Mosquitoes

(CNN) - While mosquitos can transmit a variety of diseases, it doesn't seem COVID-19 is one of them. The World Health Organization says there's no evidence that coronavirus spreads through mosquito bites. COVID-19 is a respiratory virus, that spreads…

Smokers Contracting Covid get Sicker

  Health experts are sounding the alarm about covid-19 and smoking. They say the habit can make you much sicker if you contract the virus…

CDC Test Babies Born To Moms With Virus

Orlando, FL (WFTV) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now advising doctors test all newborns delivered to women with potential COVID-19 infections. The CDC says babies are most likely exposed to the virus through respiratory droplets…

Virus Can Stay In Air For 8 Minutes After Talking

(CNN) - New research indicates the coronavirus could remain in the air for more than eight minutes after talking. The National Institutes of Health and the University of Pennsylvania found that talking loudly for one minute in a confined…

Facebook New Tools To Track Spread Of Virus

(CNN) - Facebook is joining the fight against coronavirus. The social media platform is working with researchers to use its data to slow the pandemic. Facebook will use its tools to help predict where COVID-19 will appear next. The…

Kemp, DPH Roll Out Status Report Website for COVID-19 in Georgia

ATLANTA – Today Governor Kemp and Kathleen E. Toomey, M.D., M.P.H., Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) commissioner, announced a daily status report page for confirmed COVID-19 cases in Georgia. This will replace nightly news releases from the Governor’s Office…

LAX, CDC Helping Trace Potential Virus Contacts

(CNN) - There's a coordinated effort to trace the potential spread of the Wuhan coronavirus in Los Angeles. It's between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, L.A. County Department of Public Health and the L.A. airport. The director…

Study: Measles Virus Can Erase Immune System's 'Memory'

(CNN) - Two new studies shows measles makes patients highly susceptible to other diseases. Harvard medical school researchers found the measles virus can destroy anti-bodies. That means it erases the body's ability to fight off infections it was previously…

Google+ Virus Affects Over 52 Million People

(CNN) - Google+ will be shut down following the discovery of bugs that caused privacy concerns. The company said in a blog post that 52.5 million people were affected by a bug in a November software update to the…

Muscogee County students out sick

Muscogee County schools are experiencing a spike in student absence due to sickness. At River Road Elementary school, one fourth of the student population stayed home sick in addition to nearly 20% of the staff. The school…