What is Covid-19?

Covid-19 (coronavirus) is a virus family that has never been encountered before. This virus, as many has also come from animals. The Virus originated in Wuhan, a Chinese city. The infection originated from many who worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market.

Current situation

23,520 people had been tested in the UK, of which 23,240 confirmed negative. (Department of Health, 2020). There are currently 280 confirmed cases and 3 fatalities in the UK. No specific treatment has been identified for the Virus.

Symptoms

  • a cough
  • a high temperature
  • shortness of breath

How to avoid catching or spreading:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often
  • Always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • Put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

(NHS UK, 2020)

Current situation

13,911 people had been tested in the UK, of which 13,860 were negative. (Department of Health, 2020). There are currently 85 confirmed cases and no fatalities in the UK. No specific treatment has been identified for the Virus.

Symptoms

  • a cough
  • a high temperature
  • shortness of breath

How to avoid catching or spreading:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often
  • Always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • Put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

(NHS UK, 2020)

Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people immediately if you’ve travelled to the UK from:

  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Iran
  • Ionly northern Italy (anywhere north of Pisa, Florence and Rimini)
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Tenerife –only the H10 Costa Adeje Palace Hotel
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people immediately if you’ve travelled to the UK from:

  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Iran
  • Italy – only northern Italy (anywhere north of Pisa, Florence and Rimini)
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Tenerife – only the H10 Costa Adeje Palace Hotel
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Applying fungal biotechnology research to health care

Fungal compounds increase and activate immune cells

Several studies indicate that the use of beta-glucans and other compounds from mushroom extracts can increase the number and activity of T-lymphocytes.

Fungal compounds stimulate intracellular reactions

Numerous fungal compounds are considered biological response modifiers (BRMs), which stimulate the immune system increasing intracellular reactions thus activating the body’s natural defenses (Borchers et al. 2008; Wasser 2010).

More details Biomedical Support

Applying fungal biotechnology research to health care

Fungal compounds increase and activate immune cells

Several studies indicate that the use of beta-glucans and other compounds from mushroom extracts can increase the number and activity of T-lymphocytes.

Fungal compounds stimulate intracellular reactions

Numerous fungal compounds are considered biological response modifiers (BRMs), which stimulate the immune system increasing intracellular reactions thus activating the body’s natural defenses (Borchers et al. 2008; Wasser 2010).

More details Biomedical support

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