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Sunday Read: Why Michigan experts say monkeypox is next pandemic, but not next COVID

Sunday Read: Why Michigan experts say monkeypox is next pandemic, but not next COVID

ANN ARBOR – As monkeypox cases continue to grow around the world, the United States recently declared a national public health emergency amid the outbreak. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 31,800 cases worldwide as of August 9. Nearly 99% of those cases were found in countries that had historically …

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COVID takes a turn in Tri-Cities. Here’s the latest on infections and deaths

COVID takes a turn in Tri-Cities. Here’s the latest on infections and deaths

Signs of COVID-19 in the Tri-Cities have subsided over the past week, but there have still been three more deaths due to the disease. The Benton Franklin Health District on Thursday reported the lowest concentration of coronavirus genetic material in more than a month. However, concentrations were still high compared to early spring, when a …

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Monkeypox vaccine maker raises concerns about plan to split doses

Monkeypox vaccine maker raises concerns about plan to split doses

The CEO of the company that makes the only Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved vaccine to prevent monkeypox told Biden administration health officials he was concerned about a new strategy to split doses and change the way the vaccine is injected. In a letter shared with The Hill, Bavarian Nordic CEO Paul Chaplin said the …

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BA.5: Symptoms to Watch for, and More Information About America’s Most Prevalent COVID Variant

BA.5: Symptoms to Watch for, and More Information About America's Most Prevalent COVID Variant

With new variants and subvariants of COVID behind the surge in cases in Illinois and other parts of the country, many are wondering if symptoms are changing as more people begin to experience them. Currently, the omicron BA.5 subvariant accounts for nearly 90% of COVID cases in the United States, according to estimates provided by …

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Does washing clothes eliminate monkeypox? What to know about disinfecting for the virus

The monkeypox virus can stay on clothes and objects for up to 15 days.

The monkeypox virus can remain on clothing and objects for up to 15 days. fake images The monkeypox virus remains a global health emergency, with a total of 62 cases reported in Tarrant County in the last month. The 2022 monkeypox outbreak began after the first case was reported on May 17 in Portugal. Monkeypox …

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I’m one of 4 people who survived the rare brain-eating amoeba

I’m one of 4 people who survived the rare brain-eating amoeba

A Florida student said he lost most of his motor skills after contracting a deadly brain-eating amoeba while swimming in a stagnant pond. “It was hard. I had to learn to walk, to write again, to do all the basic things again,” Sebastian Deleon, 22, told Click Orlando of the harrowing saga. The Weston native …

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Fauci and other health ‘experts’ are messing up monkeypox just as they did COVID, Ebola and AIDS

Fauci and other health ‘experts’ are messing up monkeypox just as they did COVID, Ebola and AIDS

Once, I believed that the world is run by experts who know what to do. I believed that the best response to a crisis is to listen to the experts and do what they say because they know best and can be trusted to have our interests in mind. Yes, I was an idiot. In …

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Forget Covid, the Las Vegas Strip May Have a New Health Problem

Forget Covid, the Las Vegas Strip May Have a New Health Problem

The last two years have taught epidemiologists a great deal about real-time surveillance of communicable diseases. One of the lessons learned is that wastewater can say a lot about a population. So, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the US Centers for Disease Control launched the National Wastewater Monitoring System (NWSS) in September 2020. The …

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