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WHO says monkeypox cases triple in Europe in two weeks, urgent action needed to contain spread

WHO says monkeypox cases triple in Europe in two weeks, urgent action needed to contain spread

The World Health Organization on Friday warned that urgent action is needed to contain the spread of monkeypox in Europe, as cases have tripled over the past two weeks. Europe is the center of a global outbreak of the virus with 90% of confirmed monkeypox cases reported there, according to the WHO. New infections have …

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Should parents get the vaccine for their kids under 5? | CNN

Should parents get the vaccine for their kids under 5? | CNN

CNN  —  Parents of children under age 5 can finally get their kids the coronavirus vaccine. The US Food and Drug Administration and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have given the green light for both the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines for young kids. Now, everyone ages 6 months and older is eligible for …

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Bad news for Paxlovid? Coronavirus can find multiple ways to evade COVID-19 drug

Prescriptions for Pfizer’s blockbuster drug Paxlovid have skyrocketed in recent weeks. That’s good news for many COVID-19 patients, as the pill has been proven to reduce severe disease from SARS-CoV-2 infections. But a bevy of new lab studies shows the coronavirus can mutate in ways that make it less susceptible to the drug, by far …

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The BA.5 (dark green) and BA.4 (light green) now combine to make up more than half of active Covid cases in the U.S.

COVID-19 BA.4 and BA.5 variants make up more than HALF of US cases

New COVID-19 variants are starting to rise in the United States, with the highly feared BA.4 and BA.5 strains now making up around half of active cases in the nation – according to most recently available sequencing data. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed Tuesday that the strains combine for 52 percent …

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Berrettini Out of Wimbledon as Coronavirus Enters the Draw

Berrettini Out of Wimbledon as Coronavirus Enters the Draw

WIMBLEDON, England — Matteo Berrettini, a finalist at Wimbledon last year, withdrew from this year’s tournament on Tuesday after testing positive for the coronavirus. Berrettini’s announcement of his withdrawal came only about two hours before he was to take to the court for his first-round match against Cristian Garin and was the latest blow to …

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Infectious diseases paediatrician Dr Philip Britton said an analysis of ICU admissions across shows babies are testing positive for influenza and Covid at the same time

Covid-19 Australia: ‘Pandemic babies’ with no immunity to viruses ending up in ICU

A concerning number of ‘pandemic babies’ with no immunity to respiratory viruses are ending up seriously ill in ICU. Doctors have revealed children born during the Covid-19 pandemic are requiring intensive care ‘from encountering viruses they haven’t come across before’, such as influenza, RSV and Covid. The children had been born and raised when there …

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The above map shows the spread of monkeypox across the U.S. The virus has now been detected in 24 states. Previously, New York was the epicenter of the outbreak but it has now been surpassed by California

Los Angeles health officials warn of monkeypox outbreak spreading among gay men as cases rise to 22

Los Angeles records 22 monkeypox cases after Pride events as health officials say outbreak is running rampant among gay community.  ‘Anyone can get and spread monkeypox, but some of the recent cases identified have been among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men who attended large events where the exposure to monkeypox may …

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The 5 Most Dangerous Spots You Can Catch Coronavirus — Eat This Not That

The 5 Most Dangerous Spots You Can Catch Coronavirus — Eat This Not That

The Omicron BA.2.12.1 subvariant is now the dominant COVID-19 variant in the US, responsible for 58% of recorded new coronavirus cases in the last week alone. “I’m in Connecticut, and it’s like 80% of all sequences that we see right now,” says Anne Hahn, PhD., postdoctoral researcher at the Yale School of Public Health. Here …

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World Health Organization says monkeypox is not a global health emergency right now

World Health Organization says monkeypox is not a global health emergency right now

The World Health Organization on Saturday said the rapid spread of monkeypox across dozens of nations does not represent a global health emergency at this time. WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus described monkeypox as an evolving health threat, however, and urged governments around the world to step up surveillance, contact tracing, testing and to …

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U.S. monkeypox response mirrors early coronavirus missteps, experts say

U.S. monkeypox response mirrors early coronavirus missteps, experts say

Placeholder while article actions load Public health experts, including within the Biden administration, are increasingly concerned that the federal government’s handling of the largest-ever U.S. monkeypox outbreak is mirroring its cumbersome response to the coronavirus pandemic 2½ years ago, with potentially dire consequences. As a result, they said, community transmission is occurring largely undetected, and …

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