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CDC Warns About Potentially Deadly Virus in Infants

The potentially fatal parechovirus is now circulating in multiple states, causing fevers, seizures, and sepsis-like symptoms, including confusion and extreme pain, according to the CDC. Human parechoviruses are common in children, and most have been infected before they start kindergarten, the CDC said. Between ages 6 months and 5 years, symptoms include […]

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CDC Identifies Two Monkeypox Strains in US; Provides Updates on Investigation

At least two strains of monkeypox are currently circulating in the United States, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Friday. Most cases in the United States involve the same strain that has been spreading in the United Kingdom and Europe, but investigators have also detected […]

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Number of US Monkeypox Cases Grows to 10, CDC Says

The CDC website said that as of 5 p.m. Thursday, health officials had identified two cases in Florida, two cases in Utah, and one case each in California, Colorado, Massachusetts, New York, Virginia, and Washington state. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, said Thursday that most of the cases “are within gay [and] […]

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CDC: Omicron Hospitalization Doubled in Unvaxxed Children

Unvaccinated children ages 5 to 11 were more than twice as likely to be hospitalized for COVID-19 during the Omicron wave, and nearly a third of hospitalized kids overall had no underlying medical conditions while about a fifth required intensive care unit (ICU) admission, researchers found. From Dec. 19, 2021 […]

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CDC: Most Americans Have COVID-19 Antibodies

About 95% of Americans ages 16 and older have coronavirus antibodies, according to CDC data from testing blood donor samples. The percentage includes antibodies formed from both vaccinations and COVID-19 infections, with nearly 70% of people ages 16 and up having received at least one vaccine dose, the data shows. The seroprevalence […]

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CDC data suggest Pfizer vaccine protection holds up in kids 5-11, raising questions on earlier study

Does the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine provide less protection to children aged 5 to 11 than to adolescents 12 to 17? A study from New York state released Monday suggests that’s the case. But new data from 10 states released Tuesday tell a different story. The data, published by the Centers for Disease Control […]

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CDC issues long-awaited new guidance on when to wear masks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued long-awaited new guidance Friday on when Americans should consider wearing masks to protect themselves against Covid-19. Under the new guidance, roughly 70% of the U.S. population can now contemplate removing their masks. The guidance lays out a system that designates individual counties as being […]

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Report: CDC Not Publishing Large Amounts of COVID-19 Data

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has only published a fraction of the data it collected about the COVID-19 pandemic,  The New York Times reported, citing several people familiar with the data. The CDC published information about the effectiveness of boosters for people under 65 two weeks ago but didn’t provide data […]

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