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May 27, 2022

May 27, 2022
Monkeypox virus illustration

WHO says monkeypox containable, but nations should be on alert

More than 20 countries have logged a combined total of more than 300 monkeypox cases.

May 26, 2022

May 26, 2022
Monkeypox viruses in skin tissue

CDC confirms 9 monkeypox cases, all in MSM

"The risk of exposure is not limited to any one particular group," CDC director says, adding that the disease doesn't care about borders.

May 19, 2022

May 19, 2022
Monkeypox virus under microscope

US tracks monkeypox case tied to recent Canadian travel

As cases climb in several nations, an expert notes, "We are much more susceptible to poxviruses."

Apr 04, 2022

Apr 04, 2022
Ring-necked pheasant

High-path avian flu strikes Texas flock, expands in Midwest

The outbreak in Texas marks the southernmost spread to poultry so far.

Mar 30, 2022

Mar 30, 2022
Roosters and chickens

High-path avian flu hits poultry in 5 more states

So far this year flocks in 23 states have been infected with highly pathogenic avian flu, leading to the loss of about 16 million birds.

Mar 29, 2022

Mar 29, 2022
Chickens feeding

More avian flu in poultry in 6 states; Ontario farms also hit

Minnesota, South Dakota, Kansas, Maine, Missouri, and New York report new outbreaks.

Mar 24, 2022

Mar 24, 2022
Patient lying prone in hospital bed

Prone position might not work for awake COVID-19 patients

Patients were able to tolerate only about 2.5 hours per day in the position.

Mar 21, 2022

Mar 21, 2022
Older woman with cancer

Delayed cancer care amid COVID-19 may raise death rates

One study predicts rising US cancer deaths, and another estimates the impact of cancer surgery delays.

Feb 17, 2022

Feb 17, 2022
Masked students lined up on wall outside school

Mask requirements continue to fall as Omicron surge recedes

The University of Wisconsin and Purdue University announce the easing of mask requirements.

Jan 12, 2022

Jan 12, 2022
Boy in hospital on oxygen

Global study notes risk factors for uncommon severe COVID-19 in kids

Risk factors were older age, chronic conditions, and longer symptoms.

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