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Monkeypox cases could 'speed up', warns WHO health official in Europe: 10 pts

Monkeypox cases could ‘speed up’, warns WHO health official in Europe: 10 pts

The Monkeypox virus has raised concerns in at least nine European countries – Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the UK – of cases which have also been reported in the United States, Canada and Australia. As the WHO held an emergency meeting on Friday, a senior health official issued a …

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As COVID-19 begins to wane, more Canadians are catching the flu - National |  Globalnews.ca

As COVID-19 begins to wane, more Canadians are catching the flu – National | Globalnews.ca

COVID-19 cases are down, but more and more Canadians are catching the flu across the country, Canada’s top public health official said Friday. “We are seeing influenza activity increasing to the seasonal threshold despite the opposite trends expected at this time of year,” said Dr Theresa Tam, the country’s chief public health officer. told reporters …

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The most advanced treatments for monkeypox have been developed to fight the wrong threat

The most advanced treatments for monkeypox have been developed to fight the wrong threat

Markets may be in free fall, but a few biotech companies had an exceptionally good day. Siga shares are up more than 40%; Emergent Biosolutions gained nearly 12% and Tonix Pharmaceuticals 15%. Outside the United States, Danish company Bavarian Nordic jumped 19%. The reason? They make treatments for monkeypox. A few cases of monkeypox have …

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As COVID-19 begins to wane, more Canadians are catching the flu - National |  Globalnews.ca

Adenovirus is leading hypothesis for severe hepatitis in children, CDC says – National | Globalnews.ca

Infection with adenovirus, a common childhood virus, is the main hypothesis behind recent cases of severe hepatitis of unknown origin in children that have resulted in at least six deaths, U.S. health officials said Friday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said it is continuing to investigate whether 180 cases identified in 36 …

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World Health Organization confirms 80 cases of monkeypox with outbreaks in 11 countries

World Health Organization confirms 80 cases of monkeypox with outbreaks in 11 countries

This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows oval-shaped mature monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog epidemic. Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner | CDC via AP The World Health Organization has confirmed …

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Vaccination after infection may reduce risk of long COVID-19

Vaccination after infection may reduce risk of long COVID-19

A large British study in BMJ suggests that vaccination against COVID-19 after infection reduces the risk of persistent symptoms, with an initial drop of 12.8% after the first dose and an 8.8% drop after the second, although the effects at long term are unclear. Published this week, the observational study included 28,356 participants aged 18 …

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CDC urges older Americans to get Covid shots as hospitalizations rise again

CDC urges older Americans to get Covid shots as hospitalizations rise again

Shana Alesi administers a second COVID-19 booster shot to Army veteran Robert Hall at Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital on April 1, 2022 in Hines, Illinois. Scott Olson | Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week urged older Americans to get the Covid shot to boost their protection against the virus …

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Monkeypox in British Columbia?  "Torque" cases examined, but still no confirmation of the disease

Monkeypox in British Columbia? “Torque” cases examined, but still no confirmation of the disease

Hours after the country’s top doctor suggested there may be ‘a few’ cases of monkeypox in British Columbia, provincial officials say those people have been determined not to have the disease . The BC Center for Disease Control said Friday afternoon that there were two reported cases that may have been the disease, but public …

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Dead bird avian flu concept

Highly Pathogenic Avian Flu Outbreak: Watch out for these ‘super-spreader’ bird species

Which species of birds are great spreaders of bird flu? New research from Tufts University offers details. A new study by researchers at Tufts University details which species are super spreaders. When it comes to bird flu, more commonly known as bird flu, not all birds are created equal. “The scientific community has become accustomed …

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A study claims that everyone lies about how much food they eat.  Researchers found Britons scoffed at 900 more calories, the equivalent of three McDonald's cheeseburgers, or five pints of lager, or seven packets of ready-to-eat salty crisps, compared to food diaries .

Britons eat 900 calories more a day than they think – the equivalent of 3 McDonald’s cheeseburgers

Everyone eats the equivalent of three more McDonald’s cheeseburgers a day than they admit, according to a study published today. And thin and fat people lie about how much food they eat. Researchers at the University of Essex analyzed food diaries completed by more than 200 Britons. They then tracked how much energy they actually …

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