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Ars Technica
1 month ago
Coronavirus

Third human case of bird flu from cows-this one with respiratory symptoms

Another dairy farm worker in Michigan infected with avian influenza virus, marking the third cow-to-human transmission case, notable for its respiratory symptoms. [ more ]
Ars Technica
1 month ago
Coronavirus

Second human in US infected with bird flu linked to cow outbreak, CDC reports

A dairy farm worker in Michigan tested positive for H5N1 avian influenza, the second case linked to infected cows in the US. [ more ]
time.com
3 months ago
Coronavirus

A Person in the U.S. Tested Positive for Bird Flu

CDC confirmed a rare human case of avian influenza in the U.S., but risk to the public is low.
Avian flu outbreaks have been ongoing globally with limited human cases reported since 2021. [ more ]
Ars Technica
1 month ago
Coronavirus

Third human case of bird flu from cows-this one with respiratory symptoms

Another dairy farm worker in Michigan infected with avian influenza virus, marking the third cow-to-human transmission case, notable for its respiratory symptoms. [ more ]
Ars Technica
1 month ago
Coronavirus

Second human in US infected with bird flu linked to cow outbreak, CDC reports

A dairy farm worker in Michigan tested positive for H5N1 avian influenza, the second case linked to infected cows in the US. [ more ]
time.com
3 months ago
Coronavirus

A Person in the U.S. Tested Positive for Bird Flu

CDC confirmed a rare human case of avian influenza in the U.S., but risk to the public is low.
Avian flu outbreaks have been ongoing globally with limited human cases reported since 2021. [ more ]
moreavian-influenza
#bird-flu
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
Coronavirus

Bird Flu Has Infected a Third U.S. Farmworker

A third farmworker in the U.S. is infected with bird flu, with respiratory symptoms, having direct exposure to dairy cows, yet the virus has not spread among people. [ more ]
time.com
1 month ago
OMG science

Should I Worry About Catching the Bird Flu?

The risk of human-to-human transmission of bird flu remains low, with cases primarily linked to infected birds and mammals on farms. [ more ]
Intelligencer
1 month ago
Coronavirus

The Bird-Flu Outbreak Has Spread to a Second Person

The second human case of bird flu in a Michigan farmworker highlights the spread of the virus to U.S. dairy cows. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
Coronavirus

A Second Dairy Worker Has Contracted Bird Flu, C.D.C. Reports

The second human case of bird flu in the US was reported in Michigan, linked to exposure to infected livestock; the individual had mild symptoms and fully recovered. [ more ]
Boston.com
2 months ago
US news

There's bird flu in US dairy cows. Raw milk drinkers aren't deterred.

Sales of raw milk have increased despite health risks, with some infected cows carrying the bird flu virus. [ more ]
Cbsnews
2 months ago
Coronavirus

CDC says bird flu viruses "pose pandemic potential," cites major knowledge gaps

The CDC reports roadblocks investigating a human case of bird flu on a Texas dairy farm, emphasizing the need for transparency and protective measures. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
Coronavirus

Bird Flu Has Infected a Third U.S. Farmworker

A third farmworker in the U.S. is infected with bird flu, with respiratory symptoms, having direct exposure to dairy cows, yet the virus has not spread among people. [ more ]
time.com
1 month ago
OMG science

Should I Worry About Catching the Bird Flu?

The risk of human-to-human transmission of bird flu remains low, with cases primarily linked to infected birds and mammals on farms. [ more ]
Intelligencer
1 month ago
Coronavirus

The Bird-Flu Outbreak Has Spread to a Second Person

The second human case of bird flu in a Michigan farmworker highlights the spread of the virus to U.S. dairy cows. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
Coronavirus

A Second Dairy Worker Has Contracted Bird Flu, C.D.C. Reports

The second human case of bird flu in the US was reported in Michigan, linked to exposure to infected livestock; the individual had mild symptoms and fully recovered. [ more ]
Boston.com
2 months ago
US news

There's bird flu in US dairy cows. Raw milk drinkers aren't deterred.

Sales of raw milk have increased despite health risks, with some infected cows carrying the bird flu virus. [ more ]
Cbsnews
2 months ago
Coronavirus

CDC says bird flu viruses "pose pandemic potential," cites major knowledge gaps

The CDC reports roadblocks investigating a human case of bird flu on a Texas dairy farm, emphasizing the need for transparency and protective measures. [ more ]
morebird-flu
Fast Company
1 month ago
Health

Salmonella outbreaks 2024: Symptoms to watch after CDC warns of infections linked to backyard poultry in 29 states

Backyard poultry interactions can lead to salmonella outbreaks, impacting many states with hospitalized cases, primarily affecting children under 5. [ more ]
#covid-19
Cbsnews
2 months ago
Coronavirus

COVID "likely growing" in D.C. and 12 states, CDC estimates

COVID-19 infections are increasing in 12 states and D.C. after a spring slowdown, dominated by KP.2 and KP.1.1 "FLiRT" variants. [ more ]
www.npr.org
4 months ago
Coronavirus

Got COVID? CDC says stay home while you're sick, but drops its 5-day isolation rule

CDC drops 5-day isolation guidance for COVID-19 patients, emphasizing staying home when sick. New guidance focuses on symptoms improvement and precautions for five days post-illness. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
5 months ago
Coronavirus

CDC isolation guidelines for Covid-19 haven't changed yet. Here's what you need to know

California and Oregon have broken with the CDC on Covid-19 isolation guidelines, saying people no longer need to isolate for a set period of time.
The CDC is considering updating its isolation guidance to align with the states, but no changes have been announced yet. [ more ]
HuffPost
5 months ago
Coronavirus

What The CDC's Potential New COVID Isolation Rules Mean For You

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering changing its COVID-19 isolation guidance.
The new guidelines would depend on symptoms rather than a fixed isolation period. [ more ]
time.com
5 months ago
Coronavirus

How Long Should You Isolate With COVID-19? Experts Are Split

The CDC is considering a new, symptom-based approach to isolation for COVID-19, where people can leave home when their symptoms are mild and improving and they've been fever-free for at least 24 hours without medication.
The potential shift in isolation recommendations would bring the CDC's guidelines for COVID-19 in closer alignment with its recommendations for the flu, which advises people to stay home until their fever has broken naturally or until other symptoms clear. [ more ]
New York Post
5 months ago
Coronavirus

Finally! The CDC's slow retreat retreat on COVID guidance shows it's 'experts' belong in isolation

The CDC is reportedly recommending that people with COVID-19 no longer need to isolate for five days once their symptoms improve.
The abandonment of isolation guidelines is seen as a reckoning for America's public-health establishment. [ more ]
Cbsnews
2 months ago
Coronavirus

COVID "likely growing" in D.C. and 12 states, CDC estimates

COVID-19 infections are increasing in 12 states and D.C. after a spring slowdown, dominated by KP.2 and KP.1.1 "FLiRT" variants. [ more ]
www.npr.org
4 months ago
Coronavirus

Got COVID? CDC says stay home while you're sick, but drops its 5-day isolation rule

CDC drops 5-day isolation guidance for COVID-19 patients, emphasizing staying home when sick. New guidance focuses on symptoms improvement and precautions for five days post-illness. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
5 months ago
Coronavirus

CDC isolation guidelines for Covid-19 haven't changed yet. Here's what you need to know

California and Oregon have broken with the CDC on Covid-19 isolation guidelines, saying people no longer need to isolate for a set period of time.
The CDC is considering updating its isolation guidance to align with the states, but no changes have been announced yet. [ more ]
HuffPost
5 months ago
Coronavirus

What The CDC's Potential New COVID Isolation Rules Mean For You

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering changing its COVID-19 isolation guidance.
The new guidelines would depend on symptoms rather than a fixed isolation period. [ more ]
time.com
5 months ago
Coronavirus

How Long Should You Isolate With COVID-19? Experts Are Split

The CDC is considering a new, symptom-based approach to isolation for COVID-19, where people can leave home when their symptoms are mild and improving and they've been fever-free for at least 24 hours without medication.
The potential shift in isolation recommendations would bring the CDC's guidelines for COVID-19 in closer alignment with its recommendations for the flu, which advises people to stay home until their fever has broken naturally or until other symptoms clear. [ more ]
New York Post
5 months ago
Coronavirus

Finally! The CDC's slow retreat retreat on COVID guidance shows it's 'experts' belong in isolation

The CDC is reportedly recommending that people with COVID-19 no longer need to isolate for five days once their symptoms improve.
The abandonment of isolation guidelines is seen as a reckoning for America's public-health establishment. [ more ]
morecovid-19
ABC7 San Francisco
2 months ago
OMG science

Fewer US overdose deaths were reported last year, but experts are still cautious

The number of U.S. fatal overdoses fell last year, with experts urging caution and noting it's too early to draw long-term conclusions. [ more ]
#health-risks
Futurism
2 months ago
Design

Raw Milk Enthusiasts Demand Milk Infected With H5N1

Raw milk enthusiasts seeking H5N1 for immunity defy science and CDC warnings. [ more ]
New York City, NY Patch
4 months ago
Public health

Nasty Stomach Bug Cases Heave Upward In NYC, Northeast: CDC

Norovirus cases spiking in New York City and the Northeast
Norovirus symptoms, transmission, and impact outlined in the article [ more ]
Futurism
2 months ago
Design

Raw Milk Enthusiasts Demand Milk Infected With H5N1

Raw milk enthusiasts seeking H5N1 for immunity defy science and CDC warnings. [ more ]
New York City, NY Patch
4 months ago
Public health

Nasty Stomach Bug Cases Heave Upward In NYC, Northeast: CDC

Norovirus cases spiking in New York City and the Northeast
Norovirus symptoms, transmission, and impact outlined in the article [ more ]
morehealth-risks
Cbsnews
2 months ago
Coronavirus

"FLiRT" COVID variants are now more than a third of U.S. cases. Scientists share what we know about them so far.

The KP.2 variant is rapidly becoming the dominant strain in the US, representing a projected 35.3% of infections.
The fast-growing FLiRT variants are distinct from JN.1 and are being closely monitored for changes and impact on infection rates. [ more ]
Fast Company
2 months ago
OMG science

RFK Jr. says a parasite ate part of his brain. How common are they?

Brain parasites, like Toxoplasma gondii, are more widespread than commonly thought, with potential serious effects on the nervous system. [ more ]
#food-safety
Fast Company
2 months ago
Health

Organic walnuts E. Coli alert: 7 hospitalized by recalled bulk nuts that may have been sold in over 300 stores

CDC and FDA warn of E. Coli contamination in organic bulk walnuts from Gibson Farms affecting multiple states and leading to hospitalizations. [ more ]
time.com
3 months ago
Coronavirus

Is It Safe to Eat Eggs and Chicken During the Bird Flu Outbreak?

The ongoing bird flu outbreak has raised concerns about food safety in the U.S., particularly regarding poultry meat and eggs.
Proper handling and cooking methods, along with pasteurization of eggs, help mitigate the risk of infection from bird flu. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
4 months ago
Health

E. coli outbreak linked to raw cheese from California dairy. What you need to know

Raw Farm cheese products linked to E. coli outbreak
Recall initiated by Raw Farm due to E. coli outbreak and salmonella outbreak [ more ]
Fast Company
2 months ago
Health

Organic walnuts E. Coli alert: 7 hospitalized by recalled bulk nuts that may have been sold in over 300 stores

CDC and FDA warn of E. Coli contamination in organic bulk walnuts from Gibson Farms affecting multiple states and leading to hospitalizations. [ more ]
time.com
3 months ago
Coronavirus

Is It Safe to Eat Eggs and Chicken During the Bird Flu Outbreak?

The ongoing bird flu outbreak has raised concerns about food safety in the U.S., particularly regarding poultry meat and eggs.
Proper handling and cooking methods, along with pasteurization of eggs, help mitigate the risk of infection from bird flu. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
4 months ago
Health

E. coli outbreak linked to raw cheese from California dairy. What you need to know

Raw Farm cheese products linked to E. coli outbreak
Recall initiated by Raw Farm due to E. coli outbreak and salmonella outbreak [ more ]
morefood-safety
subscriber.politicopro.com
2 months ago
Health

New Interactive Map Shows Where Extreme Heat Threatens Health

An interactive map called HeatRisk was launched by the Biden administration to show heat-related health risks in the lower 48 states. [ more ]
www.npr.org
2 months ago
Health

How hot is too hot? New weather forecasting tool can help figure that out

The HeatRisk tool, developed by CDC and NOAA, helps forecast dangerous heat by considering factors beyond temperature, like humidity and historical data. [ more ]
#public-health
Cbsnews
3 months ago
Coronavirus

U.S. measles cases reach 125 this year, topping 2022's large outbreaks

Measles cases have surged in the U.S., surpassing the total for the entire previous year. [ more ]
Ars Technica
3 months ago
Coronavirus

Measles could once again become endemic in the US, the CDC warns

The US had achieved measles elimination in 2000, but now faces a resurgence due to declining vaccination rates.
Measles cases have spiked significantly in the first quarter of 2024, posing a renewed threat to the country's elimination status. [ more ]
www.santacruzsentinel.com
3 months ago
Coronavirus

Bay Area health officials urge vaccination amid measles rise

Measles vaccination urged by Santa Cruz public health leaders and neighboring jurisdictions.
Best protection is two doses of measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, providing lifelong immunity. [ more ]
www.ocregister.com
3 months ago
Coronavirus

US tuberculosis cases were at their the highest level in a decade in 2023

Tuberculosis cases in the US highest in a decade, 16% increase from 2022
Factors contributing to rising TB cases include international surge, weakened immune systems [ more ]
www.bostonherald.com
3 months ago
Medicine

Rapid rise in syphilis hits Native Americans hardest

Syphilis infections are increasing in the U.S., with high rates among Native Americans.
Shortage of penicillin worsens syphilis crisis. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
Health

U.S. Measles Cases Surpass 2023 Levels, C.D.C. Says

Measles cases in the U.S. have surpassed 2023 total
Vaccination rates against measles offer robust protection. [ more ]
Cbsnews
3 months ago
Coronavirus

U.S. measles cases reach 125 this year, topping 2022's large outbreaks

Measles cases have surged in the U.S., surpassing the total for the entire previous year. [ more ]
Ars Technica
3 months ago
Coronavirus

Measles could once again become endemic in the US, the CDC warns

The US had achieved measles elimination in 2000, but now faces a resurgence due to declining vaccination rates.
Measles cases have spiked significantly in the first quarter of 2024, posing a renewed threat to the country's elimination status. [ more ]
www.santacruzsentinel.com
3 months ago
Coronavirus

Bay Area health officials urge vaccination amid measles rise

Measles vaccination urged by Santa Cruz public health leaders and neighboring jurisdictions.
Best protection is two doses of measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, providing lifelong immunity. [ more ]
www.ocregister.com
3 months ago
Coronavirus

US tuberculosis cases were at their the highest level in a decade in 2023

Tuberculosis cases in the US highest in a decade, 16% increase from 2022
Factors contributing to rising TB cases include international surge, weakened immune systems [ more ]
www.bostonherald.com
3 months ago
Medicine

Rapid rise in syphilis hits Native Americans hardest

Syphilis infections are increasing in the U.S., with high rates among Native Americans.
Shortage of penicillin worsens syphilis crisis. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
Health

U.S. Measles Cases Surpass 2023 Levels, C.D.C. Says

Measles cases in the U.S. have surpassed 2023 total
Vaccination rates against measles offer robust protection. [ more ]
morepublic-health
#older-adults
www.scientificamerican.com
3 months ago
Coronavirus

We need to do more to ensure older adultsincluding those living in long-term care facilitiesare up to date on recommended vaccines

Older adults in long-term care facilities need to be better informed and facilitated to get recommended vaccines for respiratory viral diseases like influenza, COVID, and RSV. [ more ]
Ars Technica
4 months ago
Coronavirus

CDC recommends spring COVID booster for people 65 and up

People 65+ should get a spring booster due to higher risks
CDC recommends additional COVID-19 vaccine dose for older adults [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
3 months ago
Coronavirus

We need to do more to ensure older adultsincluding those living in long-term care facilitiesare up to date on recommended vaccines

Older adults in long-term care facilities need to be better informed and facilitated to get recommended vaccines for respiratory viral diseases like influenza, COVID, and RSV. [ more ]
Ars Technica
4 months ago
Coronavirus

CDC recommends spring COVID booster for people 65 and up

People 65+ should get a spring booster due to higher risks
CDC recommends additional COVID-19 vaccine dose for older adults [ more ]
moreolder-adults
www.npr.org
3 months ago
Coronavirus

What the CDC is doing to monitor and protect against bird flu

Bird flu found in dairy cattle for the first time in the U.S.
Low risk of human-to-human transmission of avian flu. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
3 months ago
Coronavirus

Second reported case of bird flu in a person in the US confirmed

A person who had direct contact with dairy cattle tested positive for avian flu in Texas, the first case linked to dairy cattle in the US.
The risk for the general public remains low, and health authorities are monitoring the situation with continued surveillance and preparedness efforts. [ more ]
#measles
www.fastcompany.com
3 months ago
Public health

Measles outbreak 2024: CDC map and tracker shows cases have already surpassed all of 2023

Measles cases in the US already surpassed 2023 totals.
Measles complications can lead to permanent brain damage and death. [ more ]
WIRED
4 months ago
Health

There Are Already More Measles Cases in the US This Year Than All of 2023

Vaccination rates slipping, measles cases rising
Importance of measles vaccination emphasized by CDC and AMA [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
4 months ago
Public health

Measles Cases are Rising. Here's What to Know About Symptoms.

Measles is highly contagious, spreading easily through coughing, sneezing, and contaminated surfaces.
Vaccination is crucial, especially for travelers, as infected individuals can spread the virus before symptoms appear. [ more ]
www.cnn.com
9 years ago
Health

Measles outbreak: How bad is it?

Vaccinations are safe and effective
Measles cases on the rise in the US [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Health

Measles making a comeback in US due to vaccine skepticism, says CDC

Measles is expected to continue spreading in the US due to vaccine skepticism.
Healthcare workers are being urged to be on alert for new measles cases and take necessary precautions. [ more ]
Ars Technica
5 months ago
Health

Measles is "growing global threat," CDC tells doctors in alert message

The CDC is warning clinicians about the growing risk of measles cases and outbreaks in the US due to a global surge in transmission.
Most of the measles cases in the US were in unvaccinated children and teens. [ more ]
www.fastcompany.com
3 months ago
Public health

Measles outbreak 2024: CDC map and tracker shows cases have already surpassed all of 2023

Measles cases in the US already surpassed 2023 totals.
Measles complications can lead to permanent brain damage and death. [ more ]
WIRED
4 months ago
Health

There Are Already More Measles Cases in the US This Year Than All of 2023

Vaccination rates slipping, measles cases rising
Importance of measles vaccination emphasized by CDC and AMA [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
4 months ago
Public health

Measles Cases are Rising. Here's What to Know About Symptoms.

Measles is highly contagious, spreading easily through coughing, sneezing, and contaminated surfaces.
Vaccination is crucial, especially for travelers, as infected individuals can spread the virus before symptoms appear. [ more ]
www.cnn.com
9 years ago
Health

Measles outbreak: How bad is it?

Vaccinations are safe and effective
Measles cases on the rise in the US [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Health

Measles making a comeback in US due to vaccine skepticism, says CDC

Measles is expected to continue spreading in the US due to vaccine skepticism.
Healthcare workers are being urged to be on alert for new measles cases and take necessary precautions. [ more ]
Ars Technica
5 months ago
Health

Measles is "growing global threat," CDC tells doctors in alert message

The CDC is warning clinicians about the growing risk of measles cases and outbreaks in the US due to a global surge in transmission.
Most of the measles cases in the US were in unvaccinated children and teens. [ more ]
moremeasles
Axios
4 months ago
Public health

Maternal death rates may be sharply overstated: study

Inclusion of checkbox on death certificates led to misclassified maternal deaths
Maternal deaths stable, CDC recorded rates increased with disparities for Non-Hispanic Black women [ more ]
#vaccination
Cbsnews
4 months ago
Health

Going abroad? Time to check if you're up to date on measles immunity, CDC says

Travelers should consult doctors at least six weeks before international travel for measles vaccination.
CDC recommends all travelers to be fully vaccinated against measles when traveling internationally. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
5 months ago
Coronavirus

CDC may drop COVID guidelines to mimic California: 'I think it's reasonable to move on'

The CDC is considering loosening its COVID-19 guidelines, potentially changing isolation recommendations for those who test positive.
The planned guidelines would no longer require isolation if a person has been fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication and their symptoms are improving. [ more ]
Cbsnews
4 months ago
Health

Going abroad? Time to check if you're up to date on measles immunity, CDC says

Travelers should consult doctors at least six weeks before international travel for measles vaccination.
CDC recommends all travelers to be fully vaccinated against measles when traveling internationally. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
5 months ago
Coronavirus

CDC may drop COVID guidelines to mimic California: 'I think it's reasonable to move on'

The CDC is considering loosening its COVID-19 guidelines, potentially changing isolation recommendations for those who test positive.
The planned guidelines would no longer require isolation if a person has been fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication and their symptoms are improving. [ more ]
morevaccination
Intelligencer
4 months ago
Health

Why Is the CDC Now Treating COVID Like It's the Flu?

CDC updates COVID isolation guidance to align with reduced symptoms and fever criteria
Public health experts support CDC's move to simplify and streamline COVID isolation recommendations [ more ]
time.com
4 months ago
Health

RSV Vaccine May Be Linked to a Slightly Higher Risk of Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Health officials are investigating a possible link between new RSV vaccines and Guillain-Barre syndrome in older adults.
The inquiry is based on fewer than two dozen cases among over 9.5 million vaccine recipients, with data showing higher numbers than expected. [ more ]
Axios
4 months ago
Health

Deaths from drinking surged during pandemic: CDC

Excessive drinking deaths surged during the pandemic.
Alcohol-related fatalities have risen over five years. [ more ]
#vaccine-effectiveness
Cbsnews
4 months ago
Public health

CDC finds flu shots 42% effective this season, better than some recent years

This season's flu vaccines are 42% effective, matching past years' effectiveness.
Vaccines target four different flu subtypes, with effectiveness ranging from 52% to 61% for children and 41% to 44% for adults. [ more ]
time.com
5 months ago
Public health

The New COVID-19 Shot Is Surprisingly Effective Against the Latest Variant

The latest COVID-19 vaccine is about 54% effective at protecting people from symptoms of COVID-19, according to a report from the CDC.
The vaccine is 49% effective at protecting against symptoms from the JN.1 variant, despite being designed to target a different variant. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
5 months ago
Public health

Latest Covid-19 vaccine offers strong protection against symptomatic infection, including from JN.1, early CDC data shows

The latest Covid-19 vaccines show 54% protection against symptomatic infection.
The vaccines are effective against the Omicron variant and the JN.1 strain. [ more ]
Cbsnews
4 months ago
Public health

CDC finds flu shots 42% effective this season, better than some recent years

This season's flu vaccines are 42% effective, matching past years' effectiveness.
Vaccines target four different flu subtypes, with effectiveness ranging from 52% to 61% for children and 41% to 44% for adults. [ more ]
time.com
5 months ago
Public health

The New COVID-19 Shot Is Surprisingly Effective Against the Latest Variant

The latest COVID-19 vaccine is about 54% effective at protecting people from symptoms of COVID-19, according to a report from the CDC.
The vaccine is 49% effective at protecting against symptoms from the JN.1 variant, despite being designed to target a different variant. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
5 months ago
Public health

Latest Covid-19 vaccine offers strong protection against symptomatic infection, including from JN.1, early CDC data shows

The latest Covid-19 vaccines show 54% protection against symptomatic infection.
The vaccines are effective against the Omicron variant and the JN.1 strain. [ more ]
morevaccine-effectiveness
Sacramento Bee
5 months ago
California

Man mauled to death while feeding dogs in California yard, cops say. 13 dogs seized

A man was mauled to death by dogs he was feeding in California.
Thirteen dogs, including puppies, were seized from the property of the victim, who may have been an animal breeder. [ more ]
www.fastcompany.com
5 months ago
Coronavirus

The CDC hasn't nixed its 5-day COVID isolation ruleyet. Here's why it might

CDC considering updating COVID-19 isolation guidelines to allow people testing positive to leave isolation after 24 hours symptom-free.
Evolution of public health policies and living with new pathogens like COVID-19 highlighted by potential CDC guideline revisions. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
5 months ago
Health

More people die after smoking drugs than injecting them, US study finds

Smoking has surpassed injecting as the most common way of taking drugs in U.S. overdose deaths.
Fentanyl, a potent painkiller, is often cut into heroin or other drugs and has been a primary driver of the U.S. overdose epidemic. [ more ]
Mail Online
5 months ago
Public health

Forty-one million Americans live alone, report suggests

The number of people living alone in America has reached a record high, with 37.9 million Americans living alone in 2022.
Living alone is associated with an increased risk of adverse mental health, with those living alone being 64% more likely to have symptoms of depression. [ more ]
#symptoms
Ars Technica
5 months ago
OMG science

First state-level look at long COVID reveals the seven hardest-hit states

The prevalence of long COVID varies widely across different states in the US, with some states experiencing higher rates than others.
The CDC's estimates are based on survey responses and define long COVID as any self-reported symptoms lasting 3 or more months after a COVID-19 infection. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
5 months ago
Health

Tuberculosis: Symptoms and treatment, and who should be tested

Santa Clara County had the second highest case for tuberculosis in the US.
Tuberculosis can be spread through the air by coughing, sneezing, or speaking, and the symptoms can be coughing, chest pain, and fatigue. [ more ]
Ars Technica
5 months ago
OMG science

First state-level look at long COVID reveals the seven hardest-hit states

The prevalence of long COVID varies widely across different states in the US, with some states experiencing higher rates than others.
The CDC's estimates are based on survey responses and define long COVID as any self-reported symptoms lasting 3 or more months after a COVID-19 infection. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
5 months ago
Health

Tuberculosis: Symptoms and treatment, and who should be tested

Santa Clara County had the second highest case for tuberculosis in the US.
Tuberculosis can be spread through the air by coughing, sneezing, or speaking, and the symptoms can be coughing, chest pain, and fatigue. [ more ]
moresymptoms
Cbsnews
5 months ago
Public health

Should the CDC cut the 5-day COVID-19 isolation guidelines? Experts weigh in.

The CDC is considering revising its guidance on COVID-19 isolation, potentially allowing people to stop isolating once their symptoms are mild and improving.
The current five-day isolation guidance from the CDC has been a compromise, and the agency may be aligning its guidance with what people are willing and able to do. [ more ]
Boston.com
5 months ago
Boston

K9 lauded for sniffing out potentially dangerous mummified monkeys in Logan luggage

K9 at U.S. Customs and Border Protection prevents mummified monkeys, potentially carrying harmful viruses, from entering the country.
Bushmeat, raw or minimally processed meat from wild animals, can carry germs that cause illness, including Ebola.
Bushmeat is not allowed entry into the United States due to the communicable disease risk it poses. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
5 months ago
Health

H.I.V. Groups Warn of Privacy Risks in How C.D.C. Tracks Virus Samples

The CDC has revised its guidelines for tracking the genetic signatures of viruses in newly diagnosed HIV patients.
The updated policy encourages transparency but does not go far enough to protect patient privacy and civil rights. [ more ]
www.bostonherald.com
5 months ago
Health

Native American communities have the highest suicide rates, yet interventions are scarce

Native American communities face a grim reality of high suicide rates among their youth.
Non-Hispanic Indigenous people in the US die by suicide at higher rates than any other racial or ethnic group. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
5 months ago
Health

Some tianeptine products also called 'gas station heroin' recalled by CDC

The US CDC is linking severe illness to products with the unapproved drug tianeptine, also known as 'gas station heroin,' that could also contain synthetic cannabis.
Neptune Resources, a manufacturer of tianeptine products, has issued a nationwide recall due to the presence of tianeptine, which is not FDA-approved. [ more ]
PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBTQ+ news
5 months ago
Health

The CDC finds discrimination puts trans women at higher risk of HIV

Discrimination puts trans women at higher risk of contracting HIV.
Trans women need improved access to healthcare and PrEP. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
6 months ago
Health

Measles outbreaks are occurring in some pockets of the US. Here's why doctors are concerned

Measles outbreaks have continued to occur in the United States despite the availability of an effective vaccine.
Exemptions for routine childhood vaccination are at their highest levels ever, raising concerns about lagging vaccination rates. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
6 months ago
Public health

Wastewater tests can find mpox, study finds. Expect more bugs to be tracked that way

Wastewater testing is effective in detecting infectious diseases such as mpox.
Researchers found that wastewater testing had a 32% likelihood of detecting mpox in a population.
Wastewater testing can serve as an early warning system for disease outbreaks. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
6 months ago
Coronavirus

JN.1 variant now make up majority of COVID-19 cases in the US

Variant JN.1, a descendant of BA.2.86 and offshoot of the Omicron variant, currently makes up 61.6% of COVID-19 cases in the U.S.
The Northeast region of the U.S. has the highest prevalence of variant JN.1, accounting for an estimated 74.9% of COVID-19 cases. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
6 months ago
Health

Recalled charcuterie meats linked to multistate salmonella outbreak, CDC says

A multistate salmonella outbreak has been linked to recalled Busseto Foods charcuterie meats.
Testing is underway to determine if the bacteria matches the outbreak strain and which meat product was contaminated. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
6 months ago
Public health

Do COVID tests detect latest virus variant spreading in California? How effective are they?

A new COVID-19 variant, JN.1, is spreading across the United States and is currently the most widely circulating variant in the country.
JN.1 made up 61.6% of variants circulating in the previous two weeks across the US, according to the CDC. [ more ]
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