Health and medicine
All this time, viral particles remained viable both in the air and on surfaces.
Australian authorities do not know what to do with tens of millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines that were purchased to fight the pandemic but never came in handy, ABC reported on Monday.
Bees are already considered one of the most intelligent insects, but a new study has shown that their mental abilities are even higher. Australian scientists have taught bees to solve simple problems, the level of primary school.
The first case of infection with a variant of the XE coronavirus was recorded in Australia. This is reported in the report of the Ministry of Health of the State of New South Wales.
A dangerous tropical virus, Japanese encephalitis, is spreading in Australia. It has been identified in residents in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. The virus is carried by mosquitoes and has already infected 34 people, 3 of whom have died. Many pigs also died. Previously, Australia had never been a region where the tropical diseases characteristic of Asia spread. The climate of the continent was not conducive to rapid transmission of the virus. However, recent floods have meant that the virus has been able to spread through mosquitoes thanks to puddles of stagnant water. Such puddles often appear after the strongest tropical downpours. Thus, the virus has traveled hundreds of kilometers to the southern and western parts of the country via mosquitoes.
In some parts of Australia, the epidemiological situation associated with the coronavirus infection pandemic seems to be beginning to stabilize, as evidenced by statistics from state health ministries.
In the state of Victoria (southeast Australia), the number of detected cases of coronavirus infection is growing: on April 4, the local Ministry of Health registered 10,011 new cases, compared with 9,008 days and 8,739 a week ago.