Scientists say a now-dominant strain of the coronavirus appears to be more contagious than original

An image from an electron microscope shows SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Scientists say this version of the coronavirus has mutated and become more contagious. <span class="copyright">(Associated Press)</span>

A mutation in the novel coronavirus has led to a new strain viewed as more contagious than the virus that emerged from China, according to a study led by Los Alamos researchers.

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What are ‘COVID toes’ and why are dermatologists seeing an ‘epidemic’ of them in kids?

Kids are getting frostbite from the coronavirus.

Dermatologists nationwide are seeing a sudden influx of what some are calling "COVID toes." Here's how the condition may be linked to the infection. (Photo: Getty Images)

Dermatologists nationwide are seeing a sudden influx of what some are calling “COVID toes.” Here’s how the condition may be linked to the infection.

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Head lice drug emerges as potential coronavirus treatment, studies show

PHOTO: In this April 3, 2020, file photo, the COVID-19 coronavirus is shown. (European Centre For Disease Prevention And Control via DDP via /ZUMA Press, FILE)

From a century-old blood plasma therapy to an anti-malarial drug called hydroxychloroquine, the scientific community is exploring new ways to leverage existing treatments in the fight against the novel coronavirus. The latest surprising lead for researchers is an antiparasitic drug called ivermectin.

Source: Head lice drug emerges as potential coronavirus treatment, studies show