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Chicago mpox outbreak raises alarm over summer spread

Chicago mpox outbreak raises alarm over summer spread

A cluster of mpox cases in the Chicago area has spurred concerns of a resurgence this summer, mere months after the end of the public health emergency for the outbreak that began last year. The U.S. response to the mpox outbreak in 2022 was heralded as a public health success despite some early stumbles. By […]

CDC warns of drug-resistant, deadly fungus: How is it spread?

CDC warns of drug-resistant, deadly fungus: How is it spread?

(NEXSTAR) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified Candida auris as an “urgent” threat as it spreads rapidly through U.S. hospitals, tripling in just three years. The fungus is spreading “at an alarming rate,” the CDC says, but how exactly is it spreading? This fungus likely originated in a health care setting, explained […]

How Covid and climate misinformation and 'fake news' spread in 2021

Misinformation about the Covid pandemic and climate change is slowing an effective collective response to these emergencies. BBC Monitoring’s experts Shayan Sardarizadeh and Kayleen Devlin explain the misinformation trends they have seen in 2021 and the effects they have had on lives around the world. Video produced by Suniti Singh Source link

Covid: Care home visitors cut to three to slow Omicron spread

Nadra Ahmed, chair of the National Care Association, said she was waiting for clarity on whether the three named visitors can be changed. She also wanted to know if three people could visit at the same time and if they had to be from the same household. Source link

Stop the Spread of Misinformation: Sanitize Before You Share

If we’ve learned anything since the COVID-19 pandemic upended all our lives nearly 2 years ago, it’s how to sanitize our hands, homes, workplaces, and just about anything we encounter to stop the spread of the virus. Turns out, we also need to maintain that vigilance when encountering information about COVID-19 in our social media […]

Omicron: 'Wear face-coverings, reduce contact' to prevent spread

As more cases of Omicron are identified, Dr Susan Hopkins, chief medical adviser to the UK Health Security Agency, has urged people to take action now to reduce transmissions. Her advice includes wearing face coverings and working from home when suitable. Source link