Medical Health Cluster


Monkeypox can spread from the time symptoms start until the rash has fully healed and a fresh layer of skin has formed. The illness typically lasts 2-4 weeks.

Monkeypox spreads in different ways. The virus can spread from person-to-person through: direct contact with the infectious rash, scabs, or body fluids respiratory secretions during prolonged, face-to-face contact, or during intimate physical contact, such as kissing, cuddling, or sex touching items (such as clothing or linens) that previously touched the […]

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Long-COVID Symptoms a Serious Challenge for Older Patients, Physicians

Even mundane tasks like making a meal can be exhausting for Louise Salant. “I’m totally wiped out,” said the 71-year-old former private music instructor with asthma who lives in New York City and has been coping with debilitating symptoms of fatigue, shortness of breath, and gastrointestinal symptoms since recovering from a severe […]

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E-cigarette users who test positive for COVID-19 are more likely to experience COVID-19 symptoms

ROCHESTER, Minn. — People who use electronic cigarettes and test positive for COVID-19 have a higher frequency of experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, compared to people who don’t vape, according to new research from Mayo Clinic. The study, which is published in the Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, finds that people who vape and test […]

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S.Africa scraps isolation for those without COVID symptoms

JOHANNESBURG, Dec 24 (Reuters) – South Africans without symptoms of COVID-19 will no longer need to isolate or test if they have been in contact with a positive case, the government announced on Friday, saying developments around the virus justified a shift from containment measures towards mitigation. The country has […]

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