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Severity and Incidence of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children During 3 SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic Waves in Israel

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is a serious complication of SARS-CoV-2 infection.1 A previous study that described MIS-C cases in the first 3 waves of the COVID-19 pandemic found that the proportion of individuals with severe illness declined after the first wave.2 In Israel, the Omicron (B.1.1.529) variant started to spread […]

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Number of COVID Patients in US Hospitals Reaches Record Low

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — COVID-19 hospitalization numbers have plunged to their lowest levels since the early days of the pandemic, offering a much needed break to health care workers and patients alike following the omicron surge. The number of patients hospitalized with the coronavirus has fallen more than 90% in […]

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Más riesgo de infección y de muerte por COVID-19 en personas con trastorno por consumo de sustancias, aun estando vacunadas

MADRID, ESP. Las personas con un trastorno por consumo de sustancias presentan un riesgo más elevado de infectarse y de fallecer a causa de la COVID-19 que la población general, incluso habiendo recibido la pauta vacunal completa. Así lo ha demostrado una línea de investigación liderada por la psiquiatra mexicana […]

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CDC Recommends Hep B Vaccination for Most Adults

On March 31, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that all adults aged 19-59 years receive a vaccination for hepatitis B. It also added that adults aged 60 years or older without known risk factors for hepatitis B may get vaccinated. The agency earlier recommended the vaccination for all infants and children […]

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Long‑term outcomes of dexamethasone 12 mg versus 6 mg in patients with COVID‑19 and severe hypoxaemia

Purpose:We assessed long‑term outcomes of dexamethasone 12 mg versus 6 mg given daily for up to 10 days in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‑19) and severe hypoxaemia.Methods:We assessed 180‑day mortality and health‑related quality of life (HRQoL) using EuroQoL (EQ)‑5D‑5L index values and EQ visual analogue scale (VAS) in the […]

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CDC Recommends Additional Boosters for Certain Individuals

Data continue to show the importance of vaccination and booster doses to protect individuals both from infection and severe outcomes of COVID-19. For adults and adolescents eligible for a first booster dose, these shots are safe and provide substantial benefit. During the recent Omicron surge, those who were boosted were […]

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Se necesitan 23 mil millones de dólares para poner fin a la pandemia como emergencia global en 2022: OMS

Los líderes mundiales lanzan una campaña para cubrir el déficit de financiación de ACT-Accelerator de 16 mil millones de dólares y los costos de entrega en el país de 6 mil 800 millones de dólares para tomar medidas vitales para poner fin a la pandemia como una emergencia mundial en 2022. Las […]

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En adolescentes y adultos la tosferina “no es una enfermedad benigna”, asegura especialista

BUENOS AIRES, ARG. Aunque los grupos más vulnerables son los lactantes menores de 6 meses y los niños no vacunados, la tosferina o infección por Bordetella pertussis también puede causar complicaciones graves en adolescentes y adultos, pese a que la mayoría de los casos no es reconocida o diagnosticada, alertó una panelista en el […]

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