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New York declares state of emergency over polio to boost low vaccination rates

New York declares state of emergency over polio to boost low vaccination rates

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul declared a polio emergency on Friday to boost vaccination rates in the state as further evidence the virus is spreading in the community. Poliovirus has now been detected in sewage samples from four counties in the New York metropolitan area, as well as in New York City itself. The counties …

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CDC panel recommends new omicron Covid booster, injections expected to start next week

CDC panel recommends new omicron Covid booster, injections expected to start next week

Justin Sullivan | Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Independent Committee on Vaccines recommends reformulation of booster shots for the latest omicron sub-variants. After reviewing available safety and efficacy data in a nearly seven-hour meeting, the group voted 13-1 on Thursday to support the shots. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky still needs …

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Rare 'tomato flu' spreads to more children in India, prompts health advisory

Rare ‘tomato flu’ spreads to more children in India, prompts health advisory

Tomato flu — so named for the painful red blisters it produces — has so far been detected in more than 100 children in three states since the first case was reported on May 6. Hindustan Times | Hindustan Times | Getty Images The emergence of a rare new virus infection has prompted Indian health …

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Rare 'tomato flu' spreads to more children in India, prompts health advisory

Rare ‘tomato flu’ spreads to more children in India, prompts health advisory

Tomato flu — so named for the painful red blisters it produces — has so far been detected in more than 100 children in three states since the first case was reported on May 6. Hindustan Times | Hindustan Times | Getty Images The emergence of a rare new virus infection has prompted Indian health …

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Amazon is shutting down its telehealth service Amazon Care

Amazon is shutting down its telehealth service Amazon Care

Amazon is shutting down its telehealth service Amazon Care, marking a major retreat for the retail giant in its push into healthcare. Amazon will shut down the service after Dec. 31, Neil Lindsay, head of Amazon health services, announced in a company email Wednesday. The e-commerce giant decided to act after determining that this was …

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Singapore says unvaccinated travelers won't need to quarantine from Monday

Singapore says unvaccinated travelers won’t need to quarantine from Monday

People sit outside a bar in Mount Emily in Singapore, Monday, August 22, 2022. Ore Huiying | Bloomberg | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Singapore will allow travelers who are not fully vaccinated to skip quarantine on arrival starting Monday, authorities announced on Wednesday. The country will also lift indoor mask requirements from August 29 as …

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Singapore says unvaccinated travelers won't need to quarantine from Monday

Singapore says unvaccinated travelers won’t need to quarantine from Monday

People sit outside a bar in Mount Emily in Singapore, Monday, August 22, 2022. Ore Huiying | Bloomberg | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Singapore will allow travelers who are not fully vaccinated to skip quarantine on arrival starting Monday, authorities announced on Wednesday. The country will also lift indoor mask requirements from August 29 as …

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A dog in France has monkeypox, and scientists fear we won't be able to eradicate the virus if it spreads to more animals

A dog in France has monkeypox, and scientists fear we won’t be able to eradicate the virus if it spreads to more animals

Monkeypox virus, illustration. Tom Ritchie | Science Photo Gallery | Getty Images In 2003, 47 people in six Midwestern states were infected with monkeypox from pet marmots that were raised by rodents imported from Ghana, Africa. Today’s outbreak, which has infected more than 14,100 people in the United States and more than 41,000 globally, has …

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