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Oct 31, 2022

Oct 31, 2022
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More severe COVID-19 may raise risk of long COVID

Meta-analysis finds that 51% of patients with milder cases, 67% of hospitalized patients, and 74% of ICU patients had long COVID.

Jan 06, 2022

Jan 06, 2022
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Global COVID-19 cases, driven by Omicron, up sharply

Cases are up in all world regions, especially the Americas and Southeast Asia, leading to the pandemic's highest daily totals.

Dec 10, 2021

Dec 10, 2021
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Face mask, other PPE litter skyrockets amid pandemic

Researchers detail a 9,000% increase in mask litter over 14 months in 11 countries, with hospitals using an extra 89 million masks a month.

Aug 11, 2021

Aug 11, 2021
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Americas and Asia drive rising global COVID-19 cases

In another development, the WHO announced the next phase of a treatment trial, which will test three repurposed drugs across 52 countries.

Mar 04, 2021

Mar 04, 2021

Brazilian experts warn of deepening COVID crisis; European cases rise

Cases are surging in central and eastern Europe, as well as in the west, where new illness numbers are already high.

Oct 14, 2020

Oct 14, 2020
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Global COVID-19 total surges past 38 million

In US developments, cases are rising in 36 states, including a large swath of the Midwest and Northeast.

Feb 19, 2020

Feb 19, 2020
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China's COVID-19 death toll tops 2,000; Iran reports first cases

Also today, 79 more Diamond Princess infections were reportedraising cruise ship totals to 621 and the WHO details stepped-up response measures regarding the Westerdam ship in Cambodia.

Feb 25, 2019

Feb 25, 2019
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FDA unveils new imported food safety strategy

The strategy is geared toward using newer data tools and focusing on higher-risk foods.

Oct 11, 2018

Oct 11, 2018
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Study: Vaccine prevents flu hospitalization in pregnant women

Flu vaccination during pregnancy may cut a woman's chance of hospitalization by 40%.

Nov 06, 2015

Nov 06, 2015
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US flu levels still low, with few global hot spots

More states are reporting their first cases and even deaths, but at the national level, flu levels remained low last week. 

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