Forget Covid, the Las Vegas Strip May Have a New Health Problem

Forget Covid, the Las Vegas Strip May Have a New Health Problem

The last two years have taught epidemiologist a lot about real time surveillance of transmissible diseases. One of the lessons learned is that sewage water can tell you a lot about a population. So in response to the covid-19 pandemic, the US Centers for Disease Control launched the National Wastewater Surveillance System (NWSS) in September … Read more

Cold Sores Have Been Blistering Humans For Thousands of Years, Finds New Study

Cold Sores Have Been Blistering Humans For Thousands of Years, Finds New Study

The preservation of DNA in the teeth of humans dating as far back as 1,500 years have revealed the ancient origins of the pervasive herpes virus strain that causes cold sores. The genomic data suggests that herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), which today infects around 3.7 billion people globally, emerged and proliferated around 5,000 … Read more

Orange County monkeypox victim shares battle against virus

Orange County monkeypox victim shares battle against virus

Recently confirmed monkeypox cases in Central Florida have pushed the state’s total infections to 371 as of Friday, the fourth highest in the nation. More than 5,000 cases are confirmed in the US One western Orange County resident with the virus worries there could be more victims in Central Florida. RELATED: Local doctors urge vigilance … Read more

Volusia health officials confirm first monkeypox case in county

Volusia health officials confirm first monkeypox case in county

According to the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County, the first monkeypox case in the county has been confirmed. Health officials said this case is isolated. The Department of Health in Volusia is conducting epidemiological investigations to determine any other exposures. No additional cases have been identified at this time. RELATED: Health officials: Florida … Read more

Monkeypox: How you can protect yourself from the virus and what to do if you have symptoms

Monkeypox: How you can protect yourself from the virus and what to do if you have symptoms

The number of confirmed cases of monkeypox, a virus related to smallpox that is typically limited to Africa, is growing – particularly in Europe and North America, which has prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) on July 23 to declare a global health emergency over the outbreak. The virus, which is less deadly than smallpox, … Read more

A Fourth Person Is Effectively ‘Cured’ of HIV, And It’s The Oldest Patient Yet

A Fourth Person Is Effectively ‘Cured’ of HIV, And It’s The Oldest Patient Yet

AIDS researchers announced on Wednesday that a fourth person has been “cured” of HIVbut the dangerous procedure for patients also battling cancer may be little comfort for the tens of millions living with the virus worldwide. The 66-year-old man, named the “City of Hope” patient after the Californian center where he was treated, was declared … Read more

Here’s Why We Should Stop Calling It ‘Monkeypox’

Here’s Why We Should Stop Calling It ‘Monkeypox’

There have been many things wrong with America’s failed efforts to stop the monkeypox epidemic from spreading. Vaccine stockpiles weren’t releasedred tape has held up production, distribution has been haphazard, treatments have been nearly impossible to come by (again due to government red tape), and doctors have not been given adequate information, leading many patients … Read more

All appointments filled for monkeypox vaccine clinic in Baltimore

All appointments filled for monkeypox vaccine clinic in Baltimore

Dozens of monkeypox vaccines are being administered in Baltimore over the next two days. Officials from the Baltimore City Health Department and Chase Brexton held a news conference Tuesday morning to address monkeypox. Maryland has 87 presumed and confirmed cases as of Monday, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Baltimore City Health … Read more