COVID-19 Daily News: April 27

Symptom list for COVID-19 expanded

COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, affects people in many ways. Early symptoms have included fever, cough and chills. The list of symptoms in people with confirmed COVID-19 disease has expanded since early reports of the disease. "We're learning more about the virus and more about the syndrome that it causes as people have become infected with it," says Dr. Stacey Rizza, a Mayo Clinic infectious disease specialist and researcher.

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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Skin care for your hands, face during COVID-19

On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Dawn Davis, a Mayo Clinic dermatologist, shares tips to care for your skin affected by frequent hand-washing or face masks.

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3D Anatomic Modeling Lab printing ear-loop mask attachments for staff

In an effort to provide their colleagues some much needed relief, staff at the 3D Anatomic Modeling Laboratory at Mayo Clinic in Rochester are 3D printing attachments for ear-loop masks to help take the pressure off of colleagues' ears.

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Physicians, scientists and physician-scientists connect dots between heart disease, potential for worse COVID-19 outcomes

ROCHESTER, Minn. ― People with certain heart diseases may be more susceptible to worse outcomes with COVID-19, but the reason why has remained unknown. New research from Mayo Clinic indicates that in patients with one specific type of heart disease ― obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) ― the heart increases production of the ACE2 RNA transcript and the translated ACE2 protein.

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Mayo Clinic introduces skill for Amazon’s Alexa about COVID-19

Users with an Alexa-enabled device, such as Amazon Echo and Echo Dot, can enable the skill "Mayo Clinic Answers on COVID-19" to get information from Mayo Clinic experts on the pandemic and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Samantha Rossi

Samantha Rossi is a Digital Marketing Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She supports marketing strategies for product management and specialty testing. Samantha has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2019.