Hurricane Ian Is Blamed for Deadly Bacterial Infections in Florida

(NewTimes.com) An estimated seven people have died from Vibrio vulnificus. The infection can lead to necrotizing fasciitis, when the tissue around a wound dies, sometimes referred to as “flesh-eating bacteria.” When Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwestern Florida late last month, officials urged residents to avoid wading in storm waters, which they warned could be contaminated with dangerous chemicals and bacteria. But avoiding the water … Continue reading Hurricane Ian Is Blamed for Deadly Bacterial Infections in Florida

CDC adds Japan and Israel to ‘very high’ COVID risk category, warns travelers to ‘avoid’ 130+ countries

( USAToday.com ) Federal health officials are warning Americans to avoid Japan, Israel and more than 130 other countries – regardless of vaccination status – because of high counts of COVID-19 cases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday moved Japan, Israel, Cuba, Armenia, Libya, Oman and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to its level 4 category, the highest travel health notice tier, for their “very … Continue reading CDC adds Japan and Israel to ‘very high’ COVID risk category, warns travelers to ‘avoid’ 130+ countries

“IHU” coronavirus variant “on our radar” but not a threat, World Health Organization says

( CBSNews.com ) Paris — New coronavirus variants are detected every week. Most of them pop up and then quickly disappear, others persist quietly but never become widespread, and just a few rise to the ranks of “Variants of Concern,” as designated by the World Health Organization. So, it’s unusual that a variant tentatively identified in France more than a month ago, which failed to spread beyond a small initial … Continue reading “IHU” coronavirus variant “on our radar” but not a threat, World Health Organization says

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Resolutions for making 2022 a better, healthier year

(CNN.com)It’s almost the new year and along with it comes the admittedly aspirational tradition of setting New Year’s resolutions — ones that we hopefully can stick to and not abandon after Week 3, or even Day 3, of 2022. At the same time, we’re sliding into our third year of battling a novel coronavirus that continues to keep the world in pandemic mode. CDC shortens … Continue reading Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Resolutions for making 2022 a better, healthier year

CDC monitoring 200 people in 27 states for monkeypox

The CDC is monitoring more than 200 people in 27 states for possible exposure to monkeypox, after they were in contact with a Texan who contracted the rare disease in Nigeria earlier this month. No additional cases of the smallpox-related disease have been detected in the US, according to Stat. State and local health officials are working with the feds to monitor the individuals who were in contact with … Continue reading CDC monitoring 200 people in 27 states for monkeypox