COVID-19

Monkeypox cases triple in Europe, WHO says, Africa concerned

Monkeypox cases triple in Europe, WHO says, Africa concerned

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization’s Europe chief warned Friday that monkeypox cases in the region have tripled in the last two weeks and urged countries to do more to ensure the previously rare disease does not become entrenched on the continent. And African health authorities said they are treating the expanding monkeypox outbreak …

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Interim Recommendations of the Advisory Committee ...

Interim Recommendations of the Advisory Committee …

Recommendations for the Use of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine in Children Aged 6 Months–5 Years and the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine in Children Aged 6 Months–4 Years Data reviewed with the EtR Framework supported the use of COVID-19 vaccine in children aged 6 months–5 years. COVID-19 is a major public health problem among young children. As …

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Kids' vaccines are 'a game changer,' experts say—here's what else needs to happen to end the Covid pandemic

Kids’ vaccines are ‘a game changer,’ experts say—here’s what else needs to happen to end the Covid pandemic

For months, the country has been waiting on a pandemic turning point — and it might be here, in the form of kids under age 5 becoming eligible for Covid vaccines. Just don’t expect it to make Covid disappear overnight, experts say. Covid vaccines for small children are “absolutely a game changer for some families,” …

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What can COVID-19 Teach us about Respiratory Disease?

IntroductionHistory of respiratory diseasesForms of respiratory diseasesImpact of COVID-19What approaches are there to restore our respiratory system back to normal?The future of respiratory diseasesThe emergence of pulmonary fibrosisCOVID-19 as a system diseaseReferencesFurther reading Until recently, COVID-19 seemed to be a harmless pathogen of minor outbreaks of unremarkable and mild acute respiratory (or intestinal) diseases. At …

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What causes long COVID? Canadian researchers think they’ve found a key clue - National | Globalnews.ca

What causes long COVID? Canadian researchers think they’ve found a key clue – National | Globalnews.ca

Olympic gold medallist Alex Kopacz may be used to being out of breath when pushing a bobsled, but last year after he was hospitalized for COVID-19, he experienced a very different kind of breathlessness. He was put on oxygen for two months and experienced a number of other health setbacks in the months following his …

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WHO panel: Monkeypox not a global emergency 'at this stage'

WHO panel: Monkeypox not a global emergency ‘at this stage’

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization said the escalating monkeypox outbreak in more than 50 countries should be closely monitored but does not warrant being declared a global health emergency. In a statement Saturday, a WHO emergency committee said many aspects of the outbreak were “unusual” and acknowledged that monkeypox — which is endemic …

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More Than 900 Cases of Hepatitis of Unknown Origin Reported in Children, WHO Says

More Than 900 Cases of Hepatitis of Unknown Origin Reported in Children, WHO Says

Health officials across 33 countries have received reports of 920 probable cases of severe acute hepatitis of unknown origin in young children, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In a press release on Friday, the health agency said the latest update on the outbreak is an increase of 270 cases since it published data …

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Study: Outcomes of SARS-CoV-2 Reinfection. Image Credit: Andrii Vodolazhskyi / Shutterstock

Each SARS-CoV-2 reinfection causes more severe disease

In a recent study under review at the Nature Portfolio journal and currently posted to the Research Square* preprint server, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine and VA Saint Louis Health Care System showed that acute severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) reinfection adds to the risks of all-cause mortality and hospitalization accrued …

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Fourth suspected monkeypox case identified in Sacramento County; 30 close contacts get vaccine

Fourth suspected monkeypox case identified in Sacramento County; 30 close contacts get vaccine

A fourth suspected monkeypox case has been identified in Sacramento County and nearly three dozen close contacts for all the cases have received a vaccine, public health officials said on Monday. All of the cases have been linked to the initial case stemming from someone who had recently traveled to Europe. That case was first …

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