WHO says Monkeypox not a current serious threat

Monkeypox may be spreading across dozens of nations, but doesn’t qualify as a global health emergency yet, the World Health Organization said Saturday. However, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said monkeypox was evolving rapidly and advised governments around the world to increase their surveillance, contact tracing and testing, CNBC reported. He also urged world … Read more

1 Dead, 22 Hospitalized in Multi-State Listeria Outbreak Linked to Florida – NBC 6 South Florida

At least one person has died and nearly two dozen others have been hospitalized by a new listeria outbreak, health officials said Thursday, as they investigate the source of the contamination. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that cases have been reported in 10 states. Colorado, Minnesota, Georgia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Kansas, … Read more

Florida meningococcal outbreak worsens, doctors urge vaccination

TAMPA, Fla. — According to doctors, meningococcal disease is extremely dangerous. “It’s in a total league of its own,” said Dr. Jill Roberts, Associate Professor for the USF College of Public Health. “70% of people who are untreated will die of the disease. With treatment 10% will still die of the disease.” That’s why the … Read more

MDHHS reports Michigan’s first probable monkeypox case out of Oakland County

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday that the first probable case of Monkeypox in Michigan had been discovered in Oakland County. The MDHHS writes in a news release that the Oakland County resident is currently isolated and doesn’t pose a risk to the public. According to the CDC, there … Read more

Dr. Fauci talks COVID after Pfizer’s Paxlovid treatment

The quadruple-vaccinated Dr. Anthony Fauci said he is experiencing a “much worse” COVID rebound after being treated with Pfizer’s antiviral medication Paxlovid. The 81-year-old chief medical adviser to the White House revealed his health struggles while speaking remotely at the Foreign Policy Global Health Forum on Tuesday. The nation’s leading infectious disease expert tested positive … Read more

CDC adds Dominican Republic, Kuwait to COVID travel warning list

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) added the Dominican Republic and Kuwait to its list of high-risk COVID-19 travel advisories on Monday. The Dominican Republic was previously considered to be a moderate-risk destination for COVID-19 while Kuwait had a low risk, according to a web archive of the CDC’s website. A CDC high-risk … Read more

CDC Investigating ‘Large, Ongoing’ Outbreak of Rare Disease in Florida

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating a “large, ongoing outbreak” of a rare disease in Florida In a press release, the CDC said Wednesday that meningococcal spread among homosexual males, including those with HIV, in the Florida outbreak. “Getting vaccinated against meningococcal disease is the best way to prevent this … Read more

Diagnosed HIV cases plummet during pandemic — but that’s probably bad news

New HIV diagnoses dropped 17% in the first year of the coronavirus pandemic, a new report from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found. But the drop in new cases might not be something to celebrate. In fact, experts are concerned that thousands of people across the country are living with undiagnosed infections … Read more

Monkeypox mutates at unprecedented rate, study finds

Researchers investigating the monkeypox virus said it appears to have mutated at an unprecedented rate — much quicker than experts initially predicted, according to a new study. The study, which was published in the medical journal Nature Medicine on Thursday, found that there were an average of 50 mutations in samples from this year when … Read more