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Monkeypox: What we know about the smallpox-like virus detected in the UK

Monkeypox: What we know about the smallpox-like virus detected in the UK

Health authorities in the UK have confirmed a case of monkeypox – a rare viral infection related to smallpox – in a person who recently flew in from Nigeria. The patient is receiving specialist care in an isolation unit at Guy’s and St Thomas’ infectious disease hospital unit in London, the UK Health Security Agency …

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CDC investigating more than 100 cases of hepatitis in children, including 5 deaths

CDC investigating more than 100 cases of hepatitis in children, including 5 deaths

CNN — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday it’s investigating 109 cases of severe and unexplained hepatitis in children in 25 states and territories that may be linked to a worldwide outbreak. Among them, 14% needed transplants and five children have died. Nearly all the children – more than 90% …

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Omicron subvariants: New, fitter Covid-19 viruses begin to drive their own waves

Omicron subvariants: New, fitter Covid-19 viruses begin to drive their own waves

CNN — There’s no denying the numbers: Even with spotty reporting, Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations are rising again in the United States. Cases are trending up in most states and have increased by more than 50% compared with the previous week in Washington, Mississippi, Georgia, Maine, Hawaii, South Dakota, Nevada and Montana. In New York, …

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Seroprevalence of Infection-Induced SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies — United States, September 2021–February 2022

Seroprevalence of Infection-Induced SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies — United States, September 2021–February 2022

In December 2021, the B.1.1.529 (Omicron) variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, became predominant in the United States. Subsequently, national COVID-19 case rates peaked at their highest recorded levels.* Traditional methods of disease surveillance do not capture all COVID-19 cases because some are asymptomatic, not diagnosed, or not reported; therefore, the proportion of …

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Puzzling outbreak of liver disease in kids spreads to EU, US

Puzzling outbreak of liver disease in kids spreads to EU, US

Health officials say they have detected more cases of a mysterious liver disease in children that was first identified in Britain, with new infections in Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands and Spain By MARIA CHENG AP Medical Writer 19 April 2022, 14:28 • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LONDON — Health …

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