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Coronavirus disease 2019 epidemic prediction in Shanghai under the “dynamic zero-COVID policy” using time-dependent SEAIQR model

It’s urgently needed to assess the COVID-19 epidemic under the “dynamic zero-COVID policy” in China, which provides a scientific basis for evaluating the effectiveness of this strategy in COVID-19 control....

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Smart heightened-containment biological laboratory: Technologies, modules, and aims

The sHCBL mainly comprises a smart management system with human brain functions to achieve 10 functional modules through a number of information technologies and to connect with practical applicati...

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2021–2022 monitoring, early warning, and forecasting of global infectious diseases

COVID-19 has had a considerable impact on society since 2019, and the disease has high mortality and infection rates. There has been a particular focus on how to best manage COVID-19 and how to analyze...

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“Mutation blacklist” and “mutation whitelist” of SARS-CoV-2

Over the past two years, scientists throughout the world have completed more than 6 million SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences. Today, the number of SARS-CoV-2 genomes exceeds the total number of all other...

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Heat inactivation of monkeypox virus

Different kinds of media spiked with monkeypox virus (MPXV) were subjected to heat inactivation at different temperatures for various periods of time. The results showed that MPXV was inactivated in...

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Assessing decontamination practices at a medical microbiology research laboratory

To our knowledge, this is the first study to conduct an objective assessment of the routine decontamination practices at a medical microbiology research laboratory (MRL) a year after a biosafety training...

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A One Health strategy for emerging infectious diseases based on the COVID-19 outbreak

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is as an emerging infectious disease (EID) that has caused the worst public health catastrophe of the 21st century thus far. In terms of impact, the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Analysis of trends in patent development for coronavirus detection, prevention, and treatment technologies in key countries

Coronavirus causes significant damage to human health and the global economy. In this paper, we undertake patent analysis and data mining to systematically analyze the trend in patent applications for...

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COVID-19 is a natural infectious disease

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Evaluation of animal biosafety webinar series for professionals working in animal facilities across Pakistan during the COVID-19 pandemic

Experimental research with animals can help the prevention, cure, and alleviation of human ailments. Animal research facilities are critical for scientific advancement, but they can also pose a higher...

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High-containment facilities and the role they play in global health security

Biological threats, whether naturally occurring or accidentally or deliberately released, have the potential to endanger lives and disrupt economies worldwide. Thus, high-containment protective measures...

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Origin and evolutionary analysis of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant

The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has evolved rapidly into new variants throughout the pandemic. The Omicron variant has more than 50 mutations when compared with the...

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Tier-based approach to establish a culture of biosafety at a medical microbiology research laboratory in Egypt

Microbiology Research Laboratory (MRL) is a biosafety level-2 (BSL-2) research laboratory located at the main campus of Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University (ASU) in Cairo. With the objective of...

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Assessment of biosafety implementation in clinical diagnostic laboratories in Pakistan during the COVID-19 pandemic

Laboratory diagnostic capacity is crucial for an optimal national response to a public health emergency such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Preventing laboratory-acquired infections and the loss of critical...

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Development of and prospects for the biological weapons convention

Biological weapons are used in wars to wound or kill people or animals and destroy crops with pathogenic microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses, as well as toxins and other biologically active...

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Recent developments and trends of automatic nucleic acid detection systems

Nucleic acid detection, widely used in clinical diagnosis, biological analysis, and environmental monitoring, is of great significance for disease diagnosis and basic research. With the outbreak of...

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Challenges and recent progress in the governance of biosecurity risks in the era of synthetic biology

Considerable progress has been achieved in basic research and the biotechnological application of biological sciences in recent years. Synthetic biology integrates systems biology, engineering, computer...

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Strengthening biological security after COVID-19: Using cartoons for engaging life science stakeholders with the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC)

The devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have acutely shown the need for maintaining robust international and national systems for biological security and ensuring that life sciences are used...

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Application of microneedle-based vaccines in biosecurity

Countries must have strong early warning, detection, and response capabilities in the face of the risks and challenges posed by major infectious diseases and bioterrorism threats. Vaccination is one...

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15-Minute nucleic acid test circles strategy in large cities in China

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Scientists’ interest in monkeypox may help countries worldwide

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Control strategies and their effects on the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 in representative countries

COVID-19 is the most severe pandemic globally since the 1918 influenza pandemic. Effectively responding to this once-in-a-century global pandemic is a worldwide challenge that the international community...

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The characteristics and implications of epidemic reports during COVID-19 in the United States

We summarized the basic practices and characteristics of epidemic reporting during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Based on the analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of epidemic data...

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Wildlife-borne microorganisms and strategies to prevent and control emerging infectious diseases

China is one of the countries with the richest wildlife population. The large variety of widely distributed species act as natural or susceptible hosts for numerous infectious diseases. It is estimated...

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Tianjin Biosecurity Guidelines for codes of conduct for scientists: Promoting responsible sciences and strengthening biosecurity governance

Formulated and endorsed by the international scientific community, the Tianjin Biosecurity Guidelines are a set of ten guiding principles and standards of conduct designed to promote responsible sciences...

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