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Vaccination after infection may curb long COVID;  desktop 'air curtains' may deflect virus particles

Vaccination after infection may curb long COVID; desktop ‘air curtains’ may deflect virus particles

By Nancy Lapid (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that has yet to be certified by peer review. Post-infection vaccination may reduce long COVID Vaccination after infection with SARS-CoV-2 may contribute to a reduction in the …

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NYC Health Department investigating possible monkeypox case in NYC after first case in US recorded in Massachusetts

NYC Health Department investigating possible monkeypox case in NYC after first case in US recorded in Massachusetts

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is investigating a possible monkeypox case. A patient being treated at Bellevue hospital could potentially have a rare illness. Outside of Africa, cases of monkeypox are relatively rare, but right now, there are about a hundred suspected or confirmed cases …

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Australia reports 'probable' case of monkeypox in returned traveler from Europe

Australia reports ‘probable’ case of monkeypox in returned traveler from Europe

Australia has reported a “probable” case of monkeypox in a returned traveler from Europe. The man in his 40s developed a mild illness shortly after his return to Sydney, NSW Health said in a statement on Friday. He presented to his GP with symptoms associated with monkeypox. Watch the latest News on Channel 7 or …

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Australia reports 'probable' case of monkeypox in returned traveler from Europe

Australia reports ‘probable’ case of monkeypox in returned traveler from Europe

Australia has reported a “probable” case of monkeypox in a returned traveler from Europe. The man in his 40s developed a mild illness shortly after his return to Sydney, NSW Health said in a statement on Friday. He presented to his GP with symptoms associated with monkeypox. “Urgent testing was carried out which has today …

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US buys millions of Monkeypox vaccines after Massachusetts case

US buys millions of Monkeypox vaccines after Massachusetts case

The Us has ordered 13 million additional doses of the monkeypox vaccine after a Massachusetts man contracted the rare — but potentially severe — virus, officials said Thursday. The massive $119 million order of Jynneos jabs — which can be used to treat both the monkeypox virus and smallpox — was created by the biotechnology …

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Officials Report a Possible Monkeypox Case in New York

Officials Report a Possible Monkeypox Case in New York

Days after unusual clusters of the rare monkeypox virus emerged in Europe, New York City health authorities announced on Thursday that they were investigating a possible case of the rare disease. The authorities said little about the patient, who is currently in isolation at Bellevue Hospital, according to a statement from the city health department. …

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What is monkeypox and its signs and symptoms?

What is monkeypox and its signs and symptoms?

Monkeypox is mostly found in West and Central Africa, but additional cases have been seen in Europe, including the United Kingdom, and other parts of the world in recent years. Those cases are typically linked to international travel or imported animals infected with the pox, the CDC said. On Thursday, Spain confirmed seven cases of …

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Britain offers smallpox shot as monkeypox cases spread in Europe

Britain offers smallpox shot as monkeypox cases spread in Europe

LONDON, May 19 (Reuters) – A smattering of monkeypox cases in Britain has prompted authorities to offer a smallpox vaccine to some healthcare workers and others who may have been exposed, as a handful more cases were confirmed in parts of Europe. Monkeypox is a usually mild viral illness, characterized by symptoms of fever as …

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CDC officials are warning that rabies could be re-imported into the United States.  There is no suggestion that the above puppy has rabies

Rabies could return to the US despite strict vaccine regulations, CDC warns

RABIES could sneak back into US despite strict vaccine regulations, CDC warns, after five-month-old rescue puppy that met import requirements from Azerbaijan tests positive for virus Rabies was eradicated in the US in 2003, but has been detected five times in animal imports across the previous 15 years Last year a puppy tested positive for …

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A CDC expert answers questions on monkeypox

A CDC expert answers questions on monkeypox

Monkeypox, a disease that rarely shows up outside a belt of countries across Central and West Africa, has exploded into the news recently, with cases reported in the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, the United States, Sweden, Italy, and likely Canada. At this point, the cases are mainly being detected by clinics that treat sexually transmitted …

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