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04 Oct
Dangerous Virus Found in Monkeys Could Jump to Humans

Dangerous Virus Found in Monkeys Could Jump to Humans

The global public health community should be on the alert for a family of viruses in African monkeys that have the potential to spill over to humans, researchers warn.

In their new study, the scientists noted that while it's not certain what impact these viruses might ha...

29 Sep
Jynneos Vaccine Protects Against Monkeypox in Early U.S. Data

Jynneos Vaccine Protects Against Monkeypox in Early U.S. Data

The Jynneos vaccine, originally designed to guard against smallpox infection, also seems to protect against m...

28 Sep
'Breakthrough' Infections After COVID Vaccine Can Help Prevent Future Illness

'Breakthrough' Infections After COVID Vaccine Can Help Prevent Future Illness

It's very frustrating to get a COVID-19 vaccine and then wind up catching the virus anyway.

But these

28 Sep
Rise in Cases of Kids Infected With Virus Linked to Paralyzing Illness

Rise in Cases of Kids Infected With Virus Linked to Paralyzing Illness

Cases of a virus that strikes children and teens and can trigger paralysis in rare cases have been increasing in the United States and could continue to do so this fall, health officials warned Tuesday.

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28 Sep
Two Cases Show COVID Virus Mutating Around Standard Treatment Remdesivir

Two Cases Show COVID Virus Mutating Around Standard Treatment Remdesivir

Patients with weakened immune systems could be inadvertently helping COVID-19 develop resistance to the antiviral drug remdesivir, a new study reports.

After lengthy COVID infections, two kidney transplant patients on immune-suppressing drugs to prevent organ rejection d...

23 Sep
4.4 Million Americans Have Gotten Updated COVID Boosters

4.4 Million Americans Have Gotten Updated COVID Boosters

At least 4.4 million Americans have received the updated COVID-19 booster shot.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted the count Thursday ...

16 Sep
FDA Warns Against Overuse of TPOXX Monkeypox Drug

FDA Warns Against Overuse of TPOXX Monkeypox Drug

U.S. health officials are advising doctors not to overuse the only antiviral for monkeypox because there is a risk of the virus mutating and rendering the drug useless.

16 Sep
Which Drugs Fight COVID Best? WHO Updates Treatment Guidelines

Which Drugs Fight COVID Best? WHO Updates Treatment Guidelines

In updated guidance issued Thursday, the World Health Organization now recommends against using the antibody drugs sotrovimab and casirivimab-imdevimab for patients with COVID-19.

This recommendation replaces previous conditional recommendation for these antibody drugs. ...

15 Sep
U.S. Monkeypox Cases Decline, But Health Officials Worry About Reaching Minorities

U.S. Monkeypox Cases Decline, But Health Officials Worry About Reaching Minorities

Monkeypox cases continue to fall in the United States, but public health officials now are concerned that the virus is wending its way into communities of color.

New case numbers are down by ...

14 Sep
Got COVID? Flushing Out Nasal Passages Could Cut Severity

Got COVID? Flushing Out Nasal Passages Could Cut Severity

Battling COVID and eager to do anything that will limit you to a mild infection?

Grab a neti pot, a new study...

13 Sep
First U.S. Monkeypox Death Confirmed in California

First U.S. Monkeypox Death Confirmed in California

Monkeypox was the cause of death in a Los Angeles County adult last week, public health officials confirmed Tuesday.

This is the first known death from monkeypox to be reported in t...

12 Sep
Pandemic Silver Lining: Drop in Infections That Cause Birth Defects

Pandemic Silver Lining: Drop in Infections That Cause Birth Defects

The number of babies born with a virus that commonly causes birth defects may have dropped significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, new research suggests.

That was true in Minnesota, the first state to start screening all newborns for congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV)....

09 Sep
Second Person in U.S. Dies After Monkeypox Diagnosis

Second Person in U.S. Dies After Monkeypox Diagnosis

A second person in the United States infected with monkeypox has died in California.

As in the earlier case in Texas, public health officials are inve...

05 Sep
Monkeypox Can Harm the Heart

Monkeypox Can Harm the Heart

Monkeypox, the contagious virus that causes a blister-like skin rash, may also cause heart problems, according to a new case study.

In findings published Sept. 2 in JACC: Case Reports, doctors in Portugal described a 31-year-old patient with

02 Sep
U.S. Monkeypox Cases Are Declining

U.S. Monkeypox Cases Are Declining

While the number of Americans with known monkeypox infections is dropping, that may signal what's happening in big cities, experts say.

It is not the end of the outbreak, t...

02 Sep
Can You Get Monkeypox at the Gym?

Can You Get Monkeypox at the Gym?

Yes, you can get monkeypox at the gym, but there's no need to panic, one expert says.

“We have plenty of ways to

01 Sep
A Dermatologist on Recognizing the Monkeypox Rash

A Dermatologist on Recognizing the Monkeypox Rash

Anyone who gets a new, unexplained skin rash should call their doctor and get medical care in case it's monkeypox, public health officials advise.

How can you tell when it is time to...

30 Aug
First U.S. Monkeypox Death Reported in Texas

First U.S. Monkeypox Death Reported in Texas

A Texas patient who was infected with monkeypox has died, though state health officials said Tuesday it's too early to say what role the virus may have played in the death.

The adult, who di...

30 Aug
Small Study Supports TPOXX as Monkeypox Treatment

Small Study Supports TPOXX as Monkeypox Treatment

The drug tecovirimat appears to be safe and effective for treating the symptoms and skin lesions of monkeypox, a small study suggests.

Tecovirimat (TPOXX) is an antiviral drug for the treatment of sm...

29 Aug
Black Men Less Likely to Get Monkeypox Vaccine

Black Men Less Likely to Get Monkeypox Vaccine

Although there's now enough monkeypox vaccine to go around, the Americans who need it most still may not be g...

26 Aug
Gay Men Are Cutting Back on Sex to Avoid Monkeypox

Gay Men Are Cutting Back on Sex to Avoid Monkeypox

A survey conducted among American gay and bisexual men in early August found about half saying they'd cut down on sexual activity -- including one-night stands and app-based hookups -- in response to the

25 Aug
Monkeypox Cases May Finally Be Ebbing, With Declines Seen in Europe, WHO Says

Monkeypox Cases May Finally Be Ebbing, With Declines Seen in Europe, WHO Says

The number of monkeypox cases around the world dropped by 21% in the last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced Thursday.

This significant decline may signal that the o...

24 Aug
Fecal Transplant Treatments Could Transmit Monkeypox, FDA Warns

Fecal Transplant Treatments Could Transmit Monkeypox, FDA Warns

Fecal transplant treatments could infect patients with monkeypox, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned.

Since May, an outbreak of monkeypox has been spreading in multiple countries, including the United States. Nearly 16,000 people in the United States have a...

24 Aug
Michigan Officials Puzzled by Mysterious Deaths of 30 Dogs

Michigan Officials Puzzled by Mysterious Deaths of 30 Dogs

Health authorities are investigating a parvovirus-like illness that has killed more than 30 dogs in northern Michigan, most within three days.

The dogs died in Otsego County after showing symptoms such as vomiting and bloody stool, signs of canine parvovirus, but tests w...

23 Aug
COVID Virus' Incubation Time Gets Shorter With Each New Variant

COVID Virus' Incubation Time Gets Shorter With Each New Variant

If you get infected with COVID-19, the time from infection to possible onset of symptoms -- the incubation period -- is significantly shorter now than it was at the beginning...

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

Monkeypox could soon get a new name.

The World Health Organization announced Frida...

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

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

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 precisely the dilemma now confronting thousands of

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

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 Center in Nashville this year, which includes 23 admitted during a ...

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

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 those lower-level infections may ultimately defend Mom and D...

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

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...