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

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

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