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Child recovering after being attacked by rabid raccoon in Massachusetts community – MassLive.com

The child is expected to be fine.

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The attack on a young child by a raccoon last week has prompted officials in one Massachusetts community to remind people to keep a close eye on children and pets.
The warning came as Arlington Police Chief Julie Flaherty and Director of Health and Human Services Christine Bongiorno announced the raccoon tested positive for rabies.
Police were called to a home on Fountain Road on Oct. 14 around 4:15 p.m. for a report that a young child had been bitten by an animal, police said.
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Volunteers to Be Infected With Coronavirus in Vaccine-Effectiveness Trials in U.K. – The Wall Street Journal

Controversial ‘human challenge’ trial would require injecting healthy humans with virus to gauge effectiveness of vaccines

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LONDONU.K. researchers plan to start infecting healthy volunteers with tightly controlled doses of the coronavirus in early 2021 in what they called a first-of-its-kind effort to more rapidly gauge the effectiveness of multiple vaccines against Covid-19.The plans for so-called human-challenge trials target 18- to 30-year-olds who have been free of Covid-19 symptoms and show no other risk factors such as heart disease or diabetes, said the researchers, led by infectious-disease experts at Imperia…

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Coronavirus outbreak linked to Maine church that held a fellowship rally – NBC News

Maine health officials are investigating a coronavirus outbreak at a church that held a fellowship rally earlier this month.

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Maine health officials are investigating a coronavirus outbreak at a church that held a fellowship rally earlier this month.
The state’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Saturday that 17 cases of the coronavirus were linked to Brooks Pentecostal Church in Waldo County.
By Monday that number had climbed to 32, according to the Portland Press Herald.
Brooks Pentecostal Church in Brooks, Maine.Google Maps
The Maine CDC said in a press release on Saturday that the church in Brooks,…

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Human coronaviruses ‘inactivated’ by mouthwash, oral rinses: study – Fox News

A new study conducted by researchers at the Penn State College of Medicine has found that a common dental item can inactivate human coronaviruses: mouthwash and…

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A new study conducted by researchers at the Penn State College of Medicine has found that a common dental item can inactivate human coronaviruses: mouthwash and oral rinses. 
For the study, the results of which were published in the Journal of Medical Virology, researchers tested various oral and nasopharyngeal rinses — which included a 1% solution of baby shampoo, a neti pot, peroxide sore-mouth cleansers, and mouthwashes — to determine how well they inactivated human coronaviruses. 
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