China’s Covid cases hit record as dissent grows over tough restrictions

China's Covid cases hit record as dissent grows over tough restrictions

Beijing CNN — China on Thursday reported a record number of daily Covid infections, as a nationwide surge in cases heaps pressure on the country’s increasingly unpopular zero-tolerance approach to the virus. The National Health Commission (NHC) recorded 31,444 locally transmitted cases on Wednesday – surpassing the previous peak of 29,317 recorded April 13 during … Read more

As diseases outbreak sickens more than a dozen children in Ohio, local health officials seek help from CDC

As diseases outbreak sickens more than a dozen children in Ohio, local health officials seek help from CDC

CNN — A growing disease outbreak in Columbus, Ohio, has sickened more than a dozen unvaccinated children and hospitalized nine of them, and local public health officials are seeking assistance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “We asked the CDC for assistance and they will be sending two epidemiologists at the end … Read more

CDC warns of severe illnesses from monkeypox as Ohio reports death of a monkeypox patient

CDC warns of severe illnesses from monkeypox as Ohio reports death of a monkeypox patient

CNN — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new warning to health care providers Thursday about severe illnesses in people with monkeypox. The alert comes as Ohio reported that an individual with monkeypox has died – the third known death of a patient with monkeypox in the United States. Ohio listed … Read more

Unvaccinated individuals 14 times more likely to get monkeypox than vaccinated, new US data shows

Unvaccinated individuals 14 times more likely to get monkeypox than vaccinated, new US data shows

CNN — Eligible individuals who did not receive the monkeypox vaccine were around 14 times likelier to become infected with the virus than those who were vaccinated, according to federal government data described to CNN by multiple US health officials. That figure reflects the first wave of authoritative data collected by the Biden administration on … Read more

Study links Covid-19 vaccination to small, temporary change in menstrual cycle

Study links Covid-19 vaccination to small, temporary change in menstrual cycle

CNN — People who got the Covid-19 vaccine reported slightly longer menstrual cycles, but the change was temporary, according to a new study published Tuesday in the journal BMJ Medicine. “Compared with the unvaccinated group, vaccinated individuals had an adjusted increase in menstrual cycle length of less than one day with both first and second … Read more

Polio is back — how concerned should Americans be?

Polio is back -- how concerned should Americans be?

CNN — New York’s governor has declared a state of emergency after health officials detected poliovirus in the wastewater of five counties – evidence the disease is circulating. The declaration also follows a report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of an unvaccinated person in Rockland County, New York, who was diagnosed … Read more

Nearly 1 million children in London offered polio boosters after virus is detected in sewage

Nearly 1 million children in London offered polio boosters after virus is detected in sewage

CNN — Children living in London will be offered an extra dose of the polio vaccine following the discovery of poliovirus in sewage in the British capital, health authorities announced Wednesday. The UK Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization said a targeted inactivated polio vaccine booster dose should be offered to all children between the … Read more

Only Lyme disease vaccine in development goes to Phase 3 trials

Only Lyme disease vaccine in development goes to Phase 3 trials

CNN — Vaccine maker Pfizer says it has begun Phase 3 clinical trial of its vaccine candidate against Lyme disease with French vaccine company Valneva SE. The biotech companies are recruiting about 6,000 participants age 5 and older at up to 50 sites in areas of Europe and the US where Lyme disease is endemic, … Read more

Illinois day-care worker tests positive for monkeypox, officials say, but no cases reported in children

Illinois day-care worker tests positive for monkeypox, officials say, but no cases reported in children

CNN — An Illinois day-care worker has tested positive for monkeypox, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced Friday, but no other cases have been reported there. “An adult at a day-care center in the Rantoul area has tested positive for a case of monkeypox,” department Director Dr. Sameer Vohra said at a news briefing. … Read more

Monkeypox: With no federal emergency declaration, San Francisco and New York sound alarm on outbreak

Monkeypox: With no federal emergency declaration, San Francisco and New York sound alarm on outbreak

CNN — While federal officials weigh a national public health emergency declaration around the monkeypox outbreak, San Francisco and New York state began sounding the alarm Thursday. San Francisco became the first major US city to declare a local health emergency on monkeypox in an effort to strengthen the city’s preparedness and response amid high … Read more