Infectious

‘People should be aware’: eggs of tiny infectious worm found in parks in New York and Europe

Scattered in cat sandboxes and dog runs around the world, there’s a parasite invisible to the naked eye that mostly infects these creatures. It’s a tiny worm that lives in the animals’ muscles and digestive systems, but can spread to others. Sometimes, though, it infects humans. Increasingly researchers are concerned that children are inadvertently consuming …

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Are the new omicron subvariants more infectious or more deadly? What to know

Are the new omicron subvariants more infectious or more deadly? What to know

As we head into another summer with COVID-19, the landscape of coronavirus variants is changing yet again. A relatively new omicron subvariant — BA.2.12.1 — now accounts for the majority of COVID-19 cases in the country. But experts say two other variants, BA.4 and BA.5, are picking up steam and could very well take over within …

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