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23 Sep

Pregnant Women Who Get COVID Vaccine Pass Antibodies to Newborns

Expectant moms who receive mRNA Covid-19 vaccines pass antibodies to their newborns, researchers find.

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15 Aug
Dog Contracts Monkeypox From Owners, Prompting Change to CDC Guidance

Dog Contracts Monkeypox From Owners, Prompting Change to CDC Guidance

Adding yet another wrinkle to the monkeypox outbreak, a new case study suggests that peop...

15 Aug
How Worried Should You Be About New Reports on Polio?

How Worried Should You Be About New Reports on Polio?

Poliovirus detected in New York City wastewater last week put public health officials on high alert, as it indicates the potentially paralyzing virus is circulating widely in the area.

But infectious disease experts say there's no need for families of fully vaccinated ch...

15 Aug
Monkeypox May Get New Name to Curb Stigma

Monkeypox May Get New Name to Curb Stigma

MONDAY, Aug. 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Monkeypox could soon get a new name.

Th...

10 Aug
TPOXX Is the Only Monkeypox Treatment -- If You Can Get It

TPOXX Is the Only Monkeypox Treatment -- If You Can Get It

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- What if a rare viral illness with the potential to cause excruciating pain was in fact treatable, but the only drug for that use was nearly impossible to get, despite being in plentiful supply?

That is preci...

09 Aug
Climate Change Making 218 Infectious Diseases Even Worse

Climate Change Making 218 Infectious Diseases Even Worse

Flooding, heat waves and drought have made 58% of infectious diseases worse, a new analysis claims.

For the review of previous studies, published Aug. 8 in the journal Nature Climate Change,...

04 Aug
Australia's Current Flu Season Is Tough: Will America's Be the Same?

Australia's Current Flu Season Is Tough: Will America's Be the Same?

As the worst flu season in five years winds down in Australia, U.S. health officials are bracing for similar severity this coming fall.

Why? The flu season in Southern Hemisphere countries like Australia can...

03 Aug
Cases of Potentially Deadly Parechovirus in Infants Are Surging

Cases of Potentially Deadly Parechovirus in Infants Are Surging

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Parechovirus, a virus that can cause severe illness in infants, is on the rise in parts of the United States.

Twenty-nine infants were admitted to the Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University Medical Cent...

02 Aug
New U.S. Monkeypox Coordinator Named as California, Illinois Declare Public Health Emergencies

New U.S. Monkeypox Coordinator Named as California, Illinois Declare Public Health Emergencies

The White House announced Tuesday that Robert Fenton Jr., a regional administrator with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has been named the country's new monkeypox coordinator.

The n...

01 Aug
Having Kids Around Might Shield You From Severe COVID: Study

Having Kids Around Might Shield You From Severe COVID: Study

MONDAY, Aug. 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Folks with young kids at home may be less likely than others to develop severe COVID-19, a new study suggests.

Children bring home colds from day care and school and give them to their parents, and it's thought ...

01 Aug
'Unbearable': 3 Patients Tell of Monkeypox Ordeal

'Unbearable': 3 Patients Tell of Monkeypox Ordeal

What do a small business owner in the American Midwest, a corporate manager in Sao Paolo and a real estate lawyer in London all have in common?

All three are gay men. And though they're scattered across three continents, each has joined the ranks of more than 21,000 pati...

01 Aug
Flies, Roaches Probably Don't Spread COVID

Flies, Roaches Probably Don't Spread COVID

You may not have even considered the possibility, but new research finds that flies and roaches are not likely to spread COVID-19.

Although public health professionals and officials now have a better understanding of how COVID-19 spreads, there are lingering concerns abo...

29 Jul
San Francisco, N.Y. State Declare Monkeypox Public Health Emergencies

San Francisco, N.Y. State Declare Monkeypox Public Health Emergencies

Both San Francisco and New York state declared monkeypox a public health emergency on Thursday, as they struggle to gain access to more resources to help contain the spread of the virus.

Abou...

29 Jul
Current Monkeypox Outbreak Is Showing Different Symptoms

Current Monkeypox Outbreak Is Showing Different Symptoms

The monkeypox illness now spreading around the globe is showing some symptoms that are very different from those seen in previous outbreaks, a new study shows.

These unique symptoms include r...

28 Jul
US to Send Out 800,000 Doses of Monkeypox Vaccine

US to Send Out 800,000 Doses of Monkeypox Vaccine

THURSDAY, July 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Amid public concerns about a slow government response to monkeypox, U.S. health regulators on Wednesday signed off on the distribution of another 800,000 doses of vaccine to stem the outbreak.

The additional shots of the

28 Jul
Ancient DNA Points to Oral Herpes' Beginnings

Ancient DNA Points to Oral Herpes' Beginnings

While the herpes virus that causes lip sores is common today, it has been difficult for scientists to find traces of it among ancient remains.

Now, researchers report they h...

27 Jul
'On Edge': Anxious Americans Line Up for Scarce Monkeypox Vaccines

'On Edge': Anxious Americans Line Up for Scarce Monkeypox Vaccines

With 19,000 cases now reported in 75 countries, the World Health Organization

26 Jul
Biden Administration May Declare Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency

Biden Administration May Declare Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency

As monkeypox continues to spread, with nearly 3,500 cases now reported in the United States, the Biden administration is weighing whether to declare the outbreak a public health emer...

25 Jul
COVID Reinfections Are Now Common. Will Getting a Booster Even Help?

COVID Reinfections Are Now Common. Will Getting a Booster Even Help?

Everyone in the United States knows someone -- often multiple someones -- who have been reinfected with COVID-19.

Despite vaccines, boosters and natural immunity, the highly infectious Omicron<...

25 Jul
WHO Declares Monkeypox a Global Health Emergency

WHO Declares Monkeypox a Global Health Emergency

Monkeypox, which has now spread to 75 countries and sickened at least 16,000 people, has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The decl...

15 Jul
As Monkeypox Cases Spike, U.S. Orders More Vaccine, Boosts Testing

As Monkeypox Cases Spike, U.S. Orders More Vaccine, Boosts Testing

With monkeypox cases continuing to climb in the United States, federal health officials said Friday they have ordered another 2.5 million doses of monkeypox vaccine and boosted national testing capacity to respond to the outbreak.

The news comes not a moment too soon, as...

15 Jul
CDC Warns of Dangerous Virus Infecting Babies in Multiple States

CDC Warns of Dangerous Virus Infecting Babies in Multiple States

A virus dangerous to infants is spreading across the United States, and parents and pediatricians should be on the lookout for symptoms, federal health officials say.

Parechovirus has caused at least one infant death and has cropped up in multiple states since May, accor...

13 Jul
Coronaviruses Can Survive on Frozen Meat for a Month

Coronaviruses Can Survive on Frozen Meat for a Month

Had COVID? You might want to clean your freezer out.

A new study suggests that cousins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus can survive on frozen meat and fish for up to 30 days.

The research -- pr...

11 Jul
New Omicron Subvariant Is Spreading in India, U.S.

New Omicron Subvariant Is Spreading in India, U.S.

As the coronavirus continues to evolve, a new highly contagious Omicron variant is appearing in India and other nations, including the United States, experts say.

This new mutation - dubbed BA.2.75 - is concerning scientists because it appears to spread fast, bypas...

08 Jul
WHO Says Global Monkeypox Cases Have Jumped 77% in One Week

WHO Says Global Monkeypox Cases Have Jumped 77% in One Week

More than 6,000 monkeypox cases in 59 countries have surfaced since the outbreak began in May, the World Health Organization confirmed Thursday.

The United Nation's health agency

01 Jul
Some Viruses Make People More Attractive to Mosquitoes

Some Viruses Make People More Attractive to Mosquitoes

When a mosquito bites and infects you with a virus like dengue or Zika, it also makes you smell good to other mosquitos, new research suggests.

That makes it more likely another one will bite, pick up the virus and carry it to the next victim.

"The virus can manipu...

30 Jun
FDA Tells Vaccine Makers to Update Boosters to Target Omicron Subvariants

FDA Tells Vaccine Makers to Update Boosters to Target Omicron Subvariants

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that it has asked vaccine makers to update their COVID-19 booster shots to target the Omicron subvariants known as BA.4 and BA.5.

The two highly contagious subvariants now

30 Jun
Harnessing a Virus to Fight a Killer Brain Tumor in Kids

Harnessing a Virus to Fight a Killer Brain Tumor in Kids

A therapy that uses a virus to kill tumor cells can be safely given to children with a rare, incurable form of brain cancer, an early study has found.

The study -- published June 30 in the N...

29 Jun
Could Llamas Hold the Key to Fighting COVID-19?

Could Llamas Hold the Key to Fighting COVID-19?

Llamas are more than beautiful creatures -- they could also help protect humans from COVID-19 and a large array of similar viruses.

Contained in their blood samples are tiny, robust immune particles that could protect against every COVID-19 variant, including

27 Jun
Paxlovid Cuts Odds for Hospitalization After Omicron Infection by 45%

Paxlovid Cuts Odds for Hospitalization After Omicron Infection by 45%

Paxlovid appears to living up to its reputation as the Tamiflu treatment for COVID-19, maintaining its effectiveness even against emerging variants, a new study shows.

The antiviral COVID pill reduced the risk of hospitalization by 45% when administered to people infecte...

27 Jun
WHO Says Monkeypox not a Global Health Threat for Now

WHO Says Monkeypox not a Global Health Threat for Now

The spread of monkeypox should be closely monitored, the World Health Organization said...

24 Jun
NYC Opens First Monkeypox Vaccine Clinic in U.S.

NYC Opens First Monkeypox Vaccine Clinic in U.S.

On Thursday, New York City became the first U.S. city to start offering the monkeypox vaccine to those at high risk for the disease.

The announcement follows sim...

23 Jun
Key Facts You Need to Know About Monkeypox

Key Facts You Need to Know About Monkeypox

Media reports about an outbreak of monkeypox may sound scary, but there's no need for most people to take special steps to avoid getting the viral illness, an infectious disease expert says.

Normal precautions recommended to prevent other diseases are sufficient, accordi...

20 Jun
Long COVID Could Be Half as Likely With Omicron vs. Delta

Long COVID Could Be Half as Likely With Omicron vs. Delta

The Omicron variant is less likely to give you long COVID than a previous strain of the virus, British researchers say.

What was described as the

16 Jun
Bout With Omicron Provides Little Immunity Against Reinfection

Bout With Omicron Provides Little Immunity Against Reinfection

If you battled a COVID-19 infection early in the pandemic, it probably won't protect you much from reinfection with Omicron and its subvariants, a new study warns.

Even a previous infection with the original

15 Jun
WHO Experts to Decide if Monkeypox Is a Global Emergency

WHO Experts to Decide if Monkeypox Is a Global Emergency

An emergency committee of independent experts will meet next week to determine whether the growing monkeypox outbreak that's spread to dozens of countries should be declared an...

14 Jun
COVID Symptoms Rarely Rebound After Paxlovid Treatment: Study

COVID Symptoms Rarely Rebound After Paxlovid Treatment: Study

Despite worries that COVID-19 symptoms can return after patients take the drug Paxlovid, such cases of rebound symptoms are actually rare, a new study shows.

10 Jun
Monkeypox Cases Rising Slowly in the U.S., CDC Says

Monkeypox Cases Rising Slowly in the U.S., CDC Says

Monkeypox cases continue to climb in the United States, although gradually, federal health officials said Friday.

Public health officials have identified 45 cases of monkeypox across...

08 Jun
Monkeypox May Sometimes Spread Through the Air

Monkeypox May Sometimes Spread Through the Air

After adding, and then deleting, a recommendation that U.S. travelers wear masks to protect themselves from monkeypox, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still says that those traveling to countries where the disease is spreading and "other people who may be i...

03 Jun
U.S. Monkeypox Cases Now at 21, Two Strains Identified

U.S. Monkeypox Cases Now at 21, Two Strains Identified

The number of known U.S. monkeypox cases has increased to 21 in 11 states, federal health officials announced Friday.

The cases are also concentrated largely among gay or bisexual men, with t...

03 Jun
How Many Days Do COVID Antibodies Stick Around?

How Many Days Do COVID Antibodies Stick Around?

Adults who get COVID-19 could have antibodies circulating in their blood for nearly 500 days after infection, new research suggests.

"We now have a good estimate of how long antibodies last aft...

25 May
Vaccines Don't Shield Against Long COVID, But May Ease Symptoms

Vaccines Don't Shield Against Long COVID, But May Ease Symptoms

Vaccinated people who experience a breakthrough case of COVID-19 are at risk for developing long-haul symptoms, though they are better protected against some of the worst ones, new data show.

Compared to the unvaccinated, people who had COVID shots had a 15% lower risk o...

25 May
Effectiveness of Antiviral Drugs Against Monkeypox Uncertain: Study

Effectiveness of Antiviral Drugs Against Monkeypox Uncertain: Study

Up until recently monkeypox infection outside of Africa was rare, but a look back at seven cases occurring in Britain over the past few years gives hints at what drugs work to fight the disease -- and which don't.

The need to better understand treatments for monkeypox be...

23 May
Gay Community Most Vulnerable to Monkeypox Threat, Vaccines Available Soon: CDC

Gay Community Most Vulnerable to Monkeypox Threat, Vaccines Available Soon: CDC

At a Monday media briefing, U.S. public health officials said they are tracking a handful of travel-related monkeypox cases that have been reported across the country.

Anyone can catch monkeypox, but at this time it appears to be "circulating globally in some parts of t...

23 May
What Is Monkeypox, and How Worried Should Americans Be?

What Is Monkeypox, and How Worried Should Americans Be?

A worrisome international outbreak of monkeypox, a less harmful cousin of the smallpox virus, has now reached the United States and Canada. As of Saturday, 92 confirmed cases of the illness, and 28 more suspected cases, have been reported across 12 countries, according to the ...

23 May
Repeat Infections With COVID-19 May Become the Norm

Repeat Infections With COVID-19 May Become the Norm

COVID-19 might be easing into a new status as a widely circulating and somewhat harsher version of the common cold, experts say - a virus that folks could contract repeatedly, even if they were recently infected.

"[SARS-CoV-2] is destined to join four of its family membe...

19 May
U.S. Cases of Acute Hepatitis in Kids Keep Rising: CDC

U.S. Cases of Acute Hepatitis in Kids Keep Rising: CDC

The number of American children affected by acute hepatitis of unknown cause continues to grow, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on ...

19 May
Massachusetts Man Has Monkeypox, Following Clusters in Europe

Massachusetts Man Has Monkeypox, Following Clusters in Europe

The first U.S. case this year of a rare and potentially fatal virus known as monkeypox has been diagnosed in a man in Massachusetts who recently traveled to Canada, the U.S. Centers for Disease Con...

18 May
More Cases of Monkeypox Emerge in Portugal as Outbreak Widens

More Cases of Monkeypox Emerge in Portugal as Outbreak Widens

After four new cases of typically rare monkeypox infection were spotted in Britain earlier this week, the illness has now been confirmed in five young men in Portugal and 15 other suspected cases a...

17 May
Rare Cases of Monkeypox Diagnosed in Britain

Rare Cases of Monkeypox Diagnosed in Britain

Four men in England have been infected with a "rare and unusual" monkeypox virus.

Investigators from the United Kingdom's Health Security Agency are investigating the cases and whether there ...

11 May
Smell, Taste Loss Less Likely With Newer COVID Variants: Study

Smell, Taste Loss Less Likely With Newer COVID Variants: Study

Since the early days of the pandemic, loss of smell and taste have been tied to COVID-19 infection. But a new study shows those telltale traits are much less likely with the Omicr...

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