COVID-19

What’s behind worrying RSV surge in US children’s hospitals?

Children’s hospitals in parts of the US are seeing a surge in a common respiratory illness that can cause severe breathing problems for babies. RSV cases fell dramatically two years ago as the pandemic shut down schools, day cares and businesses. With restrictions easing in the summer of 2021, doctors saw an alarming increase in …

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Here’s How Quickly You Can Get Reinfected With COVID After Being Sick

A few months ago, we believed recovering from COVID-19 meant the chances of getting the virus again so soon were low. Scientists thought we were protected for at least six months after the initial infection. But now, as the hyper-transmissible BA.5 variant whips around the country, more and more reinfections are being detected in people …

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‘Shocking’ Monkeypox Screw-Up Means We Need to Admit We Now Face Two Pandemics

We blew our chance to quickly contain monkeypox. Now the dangerous virus is spreading fast all over the world. Health experts agree: the outbreak could soon qualify as a pandemic, if it doesn’t already. And the situation is likely to get worse before it gets better. More infections, more deaths, more chances for the pox …

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CDC estimates 3 in 4 kids have had coronavirus infections

NEW YORK (AP) — Three out of every four US children have been infected with the coronavirus and more than half of all Americans had signs of previous infections, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers estimated in a report Tuesday. The researchers examined blood samples from more than 200,000 Americans and looked for virus-fighting …

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