[MEDIA RELEASE] Ebola drug now being tested against COVID-19

As the coronavirus pandemic claims lives and overwhelms health care systems throughout the world, scientists are closely watching several late-stage trials of the antiviral drug remdesivir. Developed to treat Ebola, remdesivir is now being tested against COVID-19.

[Q&A] Behind COVID-19 test labs and processes

There are currently 43 laboratories in both public and private sectors that are involved in running COVID-19 tests, including universities labs such as Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). We speak to Dr Tan Cheng Siang, Head of Centre for Tropical and Emerging Diseases UNIMAS to find out what goes on behind the labs.

[REAKSI PAKAR] Bolehkah haiwan kesayangan bawa virus COVID-19?

Susulan laporan terkini berkenaan seekor harimau di sebuah zoo di New York yang dijangkiti penyakit COVID-19 serta laporan sebelum ini melibatkan beberapa haiwan yang dijangkiti virus berkenaan termasuk beberapa anjing di Hong Kong dan seekor kucing di Belgium, kami telah bertanyakan beberapa pakar berkenaan kebarangkalian kucing dan haiwan kesayangan lain berisiko dalam penyebaran coronavirus

[REAKSI PAKAR] Antara harimau, kucing dan COVID-19

Baru-baru ini dilaporkan seekor harimau Malaya di sebuah zoo di New York, Amerika Syarikat dikesan positif virus COVID-19. Kes ini merupakan yang pertama seumpamanya yang melibatkan seekor harimau dijangkiti virus berkenaan. Kami mendapatkan reaksi Dekan Fakulti Peubatan Veterinar, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Prof Dr Abdul Rahman untuk penjelasan lanjut.

[MEDIA RELEASE] USDA: Confirmation of COVID-19 in a Tiger in New York

Samples from this tiger were taken and tested after several lions and tigers at the zoo showed symptoms of respiratory illness. Public health officials believe these large cats became sick after being exposed to a zoo employee who was actively shedding virus.