CDC: Early numbers show unvaccinated with much higher monkeypox risk

People who qualified for a monkeypox vaccine but didn’t receive one were about 14 times more likely to become infected than those who had been vaccinated, according to preliminary data released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While extremely limited, the numbers offer a first look at the effectiveness of the … Read more

Rapidly spreading untreatable M. genitalium STI linked to infertility, marriage

Experts are concerned about a new sexually transmitted disease that appears to be resistant to antibiotics, with some labeling the STD an “untreatable superbug.” Mycoplasma genitalium, also known as M. genitalium, M. gen, or MG, is a sexually transmitted bacterial infection that can cause genital pain, bleeding, and swelling, as well as infertility and miscarriage. … Read more

‘Untreatable’ STD linked to infertility through ‘silent spread’

A new sexually transmitted “superbug” that has so far shown resistance to antibiotics has scientists concerned amid an “out of control” STD epidemic, with the medical community saying more screenings for the disease are needed. Mycoplasma genitalium — also known as M. genitalium or M. gene — is a sexually transmitted bacterial infection that can … Read more

Can you get flu and COVID-19 booster injections at the same time?

As flu season gets underway, some Marylanders are wondering if they should get the flu shot and the new COVID-19 booster shot at the same time.|| COVID-19 updates | Maryland’s Latest Figures | Get tested | Vaccine Information ||The Maryland Hospital Association encourages anyone eligible to get the COVID-19 booster shot as soon as possible. … Read more

Ongoing COVID madness shows it was never about science

The pandemic is essentially over, right? For some, yes. For others not so much. It wasn’t until June when unvaccinated Canadians were finally allowed to leave the country, for no apparent reason. The vaccine doesn’t prevent transmission, so how did it make sense to keep the unvaccinated behind the frozen curtain? It didn’t. But that’s … Read more

Ongoing COVID madness shows it was never about science

The pandemic is essentially over, right? For some, yes. For others not so much. It wasn’t until June when unvaccinated Canadians were finally allowed to leave the country, for no apparent reason. The vaccine doesn’t prevent transmission, so how did it make sense to keep the unvaccinated behind the frozen curtain? It didn’t. But that’s … Read more

Rabies-infected bat discovered in Orange County

Local Orange County health officials are warning the public after a bat tested positive for rabies in Fountain Valley on Wednesday. The infected bat was discovered in the parking lot of a pickleball court near 16400 Brookhurst Street, according to the OC Health Care Agency. Visitors are asked to stay alert and avoid contact with … Read more

CDC to test municipal sewer for polio virus

September 15, 2022 — Polio was one of the most feared diseases in the United States, paralyzing thousands of people every year until it was eliminated through vaccination in 1979. Now, the CDC plans to test wastewater in communities at risk for polio since a case was discovered in Rockland County, New Jersey, in July. … Read more

Polio outbreak in New York puts US on list of countries where virus is circulating, CDC says

topline The United States has joined the World Health Organization’s list of countries where polio is circulating as a result of the spread of a vaccine-derived virus in New York, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday, marking a new low. for the country’s public health efforts and point out the dangerous consequences … Read more

‘Very few’ in US get full monkey pox vaccine line, says CDC director – National

Very few people who have contracted monkeypox in the United States have received the second dose needed for complete protection, Rochelle Walensky, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said Friday. She told a White House briefing that nearly 97% of the injections administered were first doses, and while many people … Read more