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COVID can also affect the gut lining, which may allow pathogenic bacteria to enter the bloodstream and cause secondary infections.
More than two-thirds of patients with blood cancer who experienced septic shock died within 28 days, finds MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Although most young people survive cancer, secondary effects from the illness and its treatment can increase future health risks.
A former labor and delivery nurse, Lindy Sledge, 62, lives with her family in Franklin, Kentucky. She has mantle cell lymphoma.
In one small study, most workers who tested positive for the coronavirus had no symptoms and worked face-to-face with customers.
An estimated 34 to 44 million adults at increased risk for the virus have a connection to schools.
The risk of catching the virus on a plane is relatively low if airlines are following the procedures laid out by public health experts.
“The whole idea that it’s a risky place to be…around the world, we just aren’t seeing those numbers anywhere."
Only 46% can trace the source of their infection—usually a family member or a coworker.
People with cancer, heart disease and diabetes are at increased risk for serious illness from COVID-19.
People who have more flu, pneumonia, gastroenteritis, and hepatitis infections are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer.
Scientists are investigating how this new coronavirus enters human cells, developing more efficient testing and searching for a treatment.
An excerpt from an opinion piece about the spread of COVID-19
Experts are calling on the CDC to release data on how COVID-19 impacts patients by race.
A person who is immunocompromised has a weakened immune system and is at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
A study of 16 patients suggests the virus that causes COVID-19 can live inside the body for up to eight days after symptoms end.
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