Medical Health Cluster


First Nonprescription COVID-19 Test That Also Detects Flu and RSV

The FDA has authorized the first nonprescription diagnostic test that can identify multiple viruses that cause COVID-19–like respiratory symptoms, including respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). FDA officials see it as another step toward diagnostic testing at home for certain viruses. In addition to SARS-CoV-2 and RSV, the Labcorp Seasonal Respiratory Virus […]

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Unexplained Acute Pediatric Hepatitis Cases Worldwide

The CDC is investigating 180 reports of unexplained acute hepatitis among pediatric patients in 36 states and territories, including 5 deaths, over the past 7 months, the agency announced on May 18. Nine percent of the patients required liver transplants. About 340 additional cases have been reported worldwide, according to a May […]

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US, Canada Investigate Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked to Organic Strawberries

 Food safety regulators in the United States and Canada are investigating a Hepatitis A outbreak potentially linked to tainted organic strawberries that has sickened 17 people in the United States and 10 in Canada, the agencies said. Fifteen illnesses were reported in California, and one each in Minnesota and North […]

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SARS-CoV-2 Could Be at Root of Mysterious Hepatitis in Kids

 A chain of events possibly triggered by unrecognized infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus could be causing the mysterious cases of severe hepatitis reported in hundreds of young children around the world, researchers suggest. Children with COVID-19 are at significantly increased risk for liver dysfunction afterward, according to a report posted […]

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