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Biden administration to offer updated Covid booster shots in September
... doses from Pfizer-BioNTech for potential use later this year. The first deliveries of both manufacturers will be received in the early fall, according to Health and Human Services, once the bivalent vaccine boosters are approved by the FDA and the CDC . Moderna and Pfizer will provide 171 million bivalent vaccine booster doses for the fall and beyond, if authorized and recommended, but that is not enough for every American to get a dose, according to the release. Health and Human Services said ...
Updated: 07/29/2022
New York, San Francisco declare monkeypox emergencies
... symptoms. Monkeypox cases have been reported this year in 71 countries where the disease has not been reported previously, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The U.S. has had 4,906 cases this year, according to the data from the CDC . Thousands of cases have been reported in Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom. Jynneos is approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a two-dose vaccine taken four weeks apart. The vaccine may prevent monkeypox if it is given within four days ...
Updated: 07/29/2022
CDC warns of rare disease Melioidosis in Mississippi
... two unrelated people became sick from the disease, the bacteria was identified in soil and water samples in Mississippi. The two individuals were infected with the bacteria years apart in 2020 and 2022, both in the Gulf Coast region of the U.S. The CDC reacted to the cases by testing household products, soil, and water in and around the patients homes to look for the bacteria that was identified in soil and puddle water during a 2022 test. The agency believes the bacteria has been present in the ...
Updated: 07/28/2022
UPS workers in New York demand air conditioning in trucks amid heat wave
... week s heat wave. Workers told the outlet that supervisors had previously reprimanded them for taking a sip of water. More than 600 people in the U.S. are killed by extreme heat each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC. The Atlanta-headquartered UPS told FOX Business in an emailed statement that the health and safety of its employees are the company's highest priorities and that drivers are trained to work outside and manage the effects of hot weather. Preparation,...
Updated: 07/28/2022
Canada's government gave employees $171 million in bonuses despite meeting targets
... consecutive months. The data from the International Monetary Fund shows that 31 industrialized countries had less inflation than Canada. Canadians are also milking Canadians, according to the Canadian Dairy Commission. Like the Bank of Canada , the CDC gave bonuses and pay raises without cutting anyone s pay over the last two years. The government gave it more tax dollars to fund increased salary expenses, according to its latest annual report. The Dairy Commission was receiving more tax dollars ...
Updated: 07/28/2022
B. pseudomallei, a potentially deadly type of bacteria, found in the U.S.
... The Burkholderia pseudomallei can cause an illness called melioidosis that has been fatal in half of cases worldwide. Approximately a dozen cases are discovered each year in the U.S., usually among people who had traveled overseas. On Wednesday, the CDC released a health alert to doctors nationwide to be on the lookout for symptoms of melioidosis, which can be vague, cough, fever, and chest pain, and that the bacteria had been found in soil and water samples along the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. In ...
Updated: 07/27/2022
Biden tests negative for Covid, to end isolation
... said Wednesday. Kevin O Connor said in a letter, the US president had tested negative for Covid 19 on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, and completed the five-day isolation period recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . CDC Biden also completed a five-day course on the antiviral paxlovid, a medication to reduce the severity of the illness, and has also stopped any use of Tylenol . O Connor said Biden 's symptoms have been steadily improving and are almost completely ...
Updated: 07/27/2022
Teen hospitalized for brain-eating amoeba after taking vacation
... had entered his body through his nose before infecting his brain. He has been battling for his life at the Golisano Children's Hospital for the past few weeks. Naegleria fowleri is a single-cell organism found in warm water bodies, according to the CDC . When entering the body through the nose, it can cause a rare infection in the brain called primary amebic meningoencephalitis PAM . Rare are the cases of PAM . Infections become more common when prolonged heat causes a decrease in water levels ...
Updated: 07/26/2022
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