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CDC recommends masks again in New York, Los Angeles and other communities as COVID cases rise

CDC recommends masks again in New York, Los Angeles and other communities as COVID cases rise

A growing number of communities are now seeing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations at levels high enough to warrant indoor masking and other measures to curb the virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Thursday. A number of major cities are now considering a return to masking measures. According to the agency’s weekly update, …

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RSV cases peak, CDC says, but flu hospitalizations hit highest level in a decade

RSV cases peak, CDC says, but flu hospitalizations hit highest level in a decade

The spread of RSV appears to be slowing, although Covid cases have risen since Thanksgiving and flu hospitalizations remain at a decade-long high, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Monday. “This year’s flu season got off to a rocky start,” Dr. Sandra Fryhofer, chair of the board of directors of the American Medical Association, said …

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This image from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases shows a colorized transmission electron micrograph of monkeypox particles (green) found in an infected cell (pink and purple) cultured in the laboratory.

Is monkeypox still in the United States? Cases drop amid vaccine. And after?

Monkeypox was recently renamed mpox to get rid of the stigma that associated the disease with monkeys. The United States is reporting an average of six mpox cases per week, up from more than 600 in August. Experts say Mpox may never entirely leave the country, but current case numbers suggest vaccines and treatments are …

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St. Louis-area hospitals at full capacity as flu cases continue to rise sharply

St. Louis-area hospitals at full capacity as flu cases continue to rise sharply

ST. LOUIS — Flu cases continue to climb in the St. Louis area, putting major pressure on hospitals that are already at or near capacity. “This poses significant challenges to ensuring that we can care for everyone in the community,” a report warned Wednesday by a St. Louis area hospital task force. As the respiratory …

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US children's hospitals overwhelmed with RSV cases

US children’s hospitals overwhelmed with RSV cases

Los Angeles, California – “It looks like this endless, high-volume influx that keeps coming into our emergency department, or phone calls from outside hospitals that also burst into overdrive,” Hui-wen Sato, unit nurse from intensive care unit (ICU) at a Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, said of a recent increase in RSV cases. RSV, or …

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