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Researchers have partly sequenced the genome of the second case of the new coronavirus that has emerged in the Middle East (the patient currently in London), and confirmed that it is the same virus as that infecting the man who died in July. They have also confirmed that it is not the came as the virus that causes SARS.

According to a paper in British Journal of Sports Medicine, asthma and airway hyper-responsiveness (AHR) are the most common chronic diseases in Olympic athletes over the past five Olympic games, affecting around 8%. This could be caused by the intense training, perhaps supported by the fact that those athletes with asthma and AHR beat their colleagues.

Olympic Games 27 July – 12 August

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