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May 9, 2024

There’s a warning about a new COVID variant called FLiRT. The new strains are sub variants of the omicron variant. The new FLiRT variant has been detected in wastewater surveillance, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From April 14 through April 27, the variant makes up about 25% of the […]

Weekly COVID-19 hospitalizations have risen by more than 12% across the country, according to new data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, marking a second straight week of this key indicator of the virus climbing. At least 8,035 hospital admissions of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 were reported for the week of July 22 nationwide, the CDC said late Monday, […]

Across the country, a yeast infection that can cause severe and even fatal infections is on the rise. The CDC is sounding the alarm on the highly fatal and drug-resistant fungus. Dr. Stephen Thomas, director of global health and professor of medicine at Upstate Hospital, stated: “It can be highly fatal. Anywhere from 30-60 percent […]

The CDC is keeping an eye on a super stomach bug that’s antibiotic-resistant It says this poses a public health threat. This infection is called the Shigella bacteria and can spread by food, water,  and through sex. Symptoms could range from high fever and diarrhea.

The CDC It’s asking people to stop using a certain brand of eye drops behind Reports of infections across the country. The CDC linked the EzriCare artificial teardrops from several States in the country to the illness. The CDC is looking into 50 cases linked to permanent vision loss and the death of one person. […]

While it is expected to take years for the potential vaccine to reach the market, regulators are getting ready for a final clinical trial for a Lyme Disease vaccine. If it were to gain regulators’ approval, it would become the only Lyme disease vaccine available for humans in the US. The new vaccine is called […]

In late July, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified the polio virus in wastewater samples from Rockland County after identifying the first case in the U.S. since 2013 in an unvaccinated young adult in Rockland County. NYS Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett stated: […]

The CDC will no longer use their program to trace COVID-19 outbreaks on commercial cruise ships in the United States. The initiative, that’s known as the COVID-19 Program For Cruise Ships ended earlier this week. The program monitored COVID-19 outbreaks for the last couple years.

Jif issued a voluntary recall for its Jif Peanut Butter and peanut butter products. The recall is on select Jif products but several other food companies have added their products to the list. The recall is due to the potential of salmonella contamination. If you have any of the products on the recall list the […]

New York State Health officials announced over this weekend that a New York City resident has tested positive for the virus that causes monkeypox. While they wait for further confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control, the unidentified patient isolates and treats the case as positive. According to the CDC, Monkeypox is “ a rare […]

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