A day after a case was reported in Massachusetts, health officials in New York City reported a possible case of monkeypox Thursday evening.
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As more cases of monkeypox are detected in Europe and North America, some scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks in Africa say they are baffled by the unusual disease's spread in the West. Cases of the smallpox-related disease haven’t previously been seen among people with no links to central and West Africa. France, Germany, Belgium and Australia confirmed their first cases of monkeypox on Friday.
MILAN (Reuters) -Italy on Friday confirmed two more cases of monkeypox infection at the Spallanzani hospital in Rome, bringing the total cases to three so far in the country. The Lazio region health commissioner Alessio D'Amato said in a statement that the two other suspected infections related to the first detected case had now been confirmed.
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Belgian health experts were due to meet on Friday after the country detected its first two cases of monkeypox, authorities said. The cases were diagnosed in different cities, though Flemish broadcaster VRTNWS said both patients had attended the same party in an undisclosed location. A leading virologist said the number of cases in the country would probably rise.
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SYDNEY (Reuters) -Australia on Friday reported its first monkeypox case in a traveller who recently returned from Britain, while a probable case of infection was identified with testing being carried out to confirm it. A man in his 30s who arrived in Melbourne on Monday has the virus, Victoria state's health department said, while the probable case was identified in Sydney in a man in his 40s who had recently travelled to Europe. Both men developed mild illness after arriving back in Australia with symptoms clinically compatible with monkeypox, health officials said.
China reported 1,183 new coronavirus cases on May 19, of which 193 were symptomatic and 990 were asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said on Friday. There were no new deaths, leaving the country's death toll unchanged at 5,218. As of May 19, mainland China had confirmed 222,775 cases with symptoms.
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The U.S. recorded one case of monkeypox, in Massachusetts and a suspected case in New York City. Here's all you need to know about the virus.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky has signed off on expanding COVID-19 booster eligibility to include all children over the age of 5 years old, the agency announced Thursday evening. Booster shots will now be authorized for use in children ages 5 to 11, at least five months after completing their first round of shots. Children 5 through 11 should receive a booster dose at least 5 months after their primary series.
Dr. Rochelle Walensky signed off on the recommendation Thursday. The booster dose is now available to children 5 months after their second dose.
The agency also upped its recommendation for second boosters in adults 50 and older, as well as the immunocompromised.
Most kids haven't even had their first COVID-19 shot yet. Public health experts are concerned they're most at risk as new variants emerge.
Kids ages 5 to 11 should get a booster dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, advisers to the U.S. government said Thursday. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention quickly adopted the panel’s recommendation, opening a third COVID-19 shot to healthy elementary-age kids — just like what is already recommended for everybody 12 and older. The hope is that an extra shot will shore up protection for kids ages 5 to 11 as infections once again are on the rise.
Countries in Europe and North America are continuing to report more cases of monkeypox, but experts say the disease so far does not pose a serious risk to the public. At least 17 infections of the rare disease have been confirmed in non-endemic areas such as the United States, United Kingdom, Portugal, Sweden and Italy, and dozens of possible cases are under investigation in those nations as well as in Canada and Spain. Most cases occur when people encounter infected animals in countries where the virus is endemic -- typically central and western Africa as occurred with the outbreak's first case, reported in England on May 7 among a person who had recently traveled to Nigeria.
Vaccination after infection with SARS-CoV-2 may contribute to a reduction in the burden of long COVID symptoms, a new study suggests. Researchers tracked 6,729 volunteers ages 18 to 69, who got two shots of either AstraZeneca's viral vector vaccine or an mRNA vaccine from Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna after recovering from an infection with the coronavirus and who reported long COVID symptoms of any severity at least once between February and September 2021. The odds of reporting long COVID - symptoms lasting at least 12 weeks - fell by an average of 13% after a first vaccine dose, the researchers reported on Wednesday in The BMJ.
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