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Arizona officials confirm cases of bird flu in the southwest

Arizona officials have confirmed the first cases of bird flu in the southwest that have killed 37 million birds from commercial farms in the central and eastern United States. The disease was spotted following tests by federal wildlife officials in three wild cormorants found dead in a park in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale, Arizona …

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Monkeypox: Sacramento County detects fifth possible case

Officials discovered the fifth possible case of monkeypox in Sacramento County through contact tracing, the local health office announced Tuesday afternoon. A sample has been sent to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for confirmatory testing, Samantha Mott, a county health spokeswoman, said in an emailed statement. It also said in the statement …

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A new corona virus has been found circulating among rodents in Sweden

Bats and pangolins aren’t the only wild animals harboring novel coronaviruses. Rodents such as rats, mice, and mice can also carry viruses that are sometimes able to jump into our species. Among the branches of Swedish banks backed in red (Myodes glariolus), researchers have now identified a widespread coronavirus and named it the Grimsö virus, …

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We can’t keep getting the same formula in our COVID-19 booster shots, says immunologist

Keeping up with the COVID-19 vaccines means getting three or four doses of the same shot at this point. The current boosters are the same formulations used in the first authorized shots, based on the original strain of the coronavirus that emerged in late 2019. They still protect against severe COVID-19, hospitalizations and deaths. But …

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Monkeypox in Philadelphia: CDC test confirms virus in city residents, marking first case in Pennsylvania

Philadelphia (WPVI) – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health announced Friday that a suspected case of monkeypox has been confirmed in a city resident.The possible case was first announced on Thursday afternoon, but CDC testing has since confirmed that. The Ministry of Health said the monkeypox virus has a much longer incubation period, which helps …

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