‘Silent’ spread of polio in New York prompts CDC to consider additional vaccinations for some people

‘Silent’ spread of polio in New York prompts CDC to consider additional vaccinations for some people

CNN — A case of polio identified in New York last month is “just the tip of the iceberg” and an indication that “there may be several hundred cases circulating in the community,” a senior official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. of Disease of the USA CNN on Wednesday. The case … Read more

CDC removes COVID quarantine and distancing recommendations

CDC removes COVID quarantine and distancing recommendations

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s top public health agency relaxed its COVID-19 guidelines Thursday, removing a recommendation that Americans self-quarantine if they come into close contact with an infected person. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also said that people no longer need to stay at least 6 feet away from others. The … Read more

Only Lyme disease vaccine in development moves into phase 3 trials

Only Lyme disease vaccine in development moves into phase 3 trials

CNN — Vaccine maker Pfizer says it has started the Phase 3 clinical trial of its Lyme disease vaccine candidate with French vaccine company Valneva SE. Biotech companies are recruiting some 6,000 participants over the age of 5 at up to 50 sites in areas of Europe and the US where Lyme disease is endemic, … Read more

Climate change is fueling most infectious diseases, new study finds

Climate change is fueling most infectious diseases, new study finds

More than half of all human infectious diseases in recorded history (Lyme, West Nile, hantavirus, typhoid, HIV, and influenza, to name a few) have been exacerbated by the growing impacts of greenhouse gas-driven climate change. greenhouse. That’s the sobering conclusion of a new paper, the first of its kind, that analyzed more than 70,000 scientific … Read more

China Covid: Sanya lockdown traps thousands of tourists

China Covid: Sanya lockdown traps thousands of tourists

Publisher’s note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter, a thrice-weekly update that explores what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here. Hong Kong CNN — Known for its sandy beaches, luxury resorts and duty-free shopping, the city of Sanya … Read more

Monkeypox is disproportionately affecting Black and Hispanic people, latest CDC breakdown shows

Monkeypox is disproportionately affecting Black and Hispanic people, latest CDC breakdown shows

CNN — A detailed analysis of monkeypox case records released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers new insight into the outbreak, which disproportionately affects men who have sex with men, especially blacks and Hispanics. There were 2,891 cases of monkeypox reported in the United States as of July 22, about … Read more

United States declares public health emergency over monkeypox outbreak

United States declares public health emergency over monkeypox outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government declared a public health emergency Thursday to bolster the response to the monkey poxoutbreak that has infected more than 7,100 Americans. The announcement will free up money and other resources to fight the virus, which can cause fever, body aches, chills, fatigue and pimple-like lumps in many parts of … Read more

Monkeypox has been declared a public health emergency in Illinois. Here’s What That Means for Residents – NBC Chicago

Monkeypox has been declared a public health emergency in Illinois.  Here’s What That Means for Residents – NBC Chicago

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker declared monkeypox a public health emergency on Monday and classified the state as a “disaster area” with respect to the disease. According to the Illinois Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the state with the third highest number of reported monkeypox infectionswith 520. New York has the most reported cases, … Read more

California governor declares state of emergency over monkeypox

California governor declares state of emergency over monkeypox

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s governor declared a state of emergency Monday to accelerate efforts to combat the monkeypox outbreak, becoming the second state in three days to do so. Gov. Gavin Newsom said the declaration will help California coordinate a whole-of-government response, pursue more vaccines and lead outreach and education efforts about where people … Read more