C.D.C. ’s Pandemic Team Will Surrender Some Responsibilities
The transition was announced in a letter to agency employees, but details were scant. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: your-feed-science Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Medicine and Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Walensky, Rochelle Source Type: news

Mystery of Pediatric Hepatitis Cases Deepens as CDC Probe Continues
FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 -- Evidence continues to mount that a specific strain of adenovirus could be implicated in a wave of American children who have developed acute hepatitis of unknown origin, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 20, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

US hepatitis outbreak: Sixth child dies amid 180 cases with 15 needing liver transplants
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported the death just after it announced an additional 71 cases of the condition had been confirmed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA ’s Vickie Mays explains why accurate COVID-19 death counts are important
Has the United States surpassed 1 million deaths from COVID-19?  It depends whom you ask.According to the  Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 dashboard, yes. According to the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, no.Why the discrepancy? And why does it matter?While there are state and national standards for reporting disease mortality, not every data center receives information at the same time and not all of it is complete, according toVickie Mays, professor of psychology in the UCLA College and of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Healt...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 20, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Death toll from acute hepatitis in children in U.S. reaches 6, CDC reports
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said Friday that a sixth child in the United States has died after contracting acute hepatitis. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is Monkeypox?
There have been dozens of cases reported in recent weeks among populations not typically vulnerable to the disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Daniel Victor Tags: Monkeypox European Center for Disease Prevention and Control Centers for Disease Control and Prevention World Health Organization Disease Rates Source Type: news

CDC: 64.1 Percent of Violent Deaths in 2019 Were Suicides
FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 -- In 2019, most violent deaths were suicides, which occurred more often in males than females, according to research published in the May 20 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 20, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CDC Advisers Recommend Pfizer Booster Shot for Children 5 to 11
FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 -- A panel of science advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended on Thursday that a single booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine can be given to 5- to 11-year-olds. The move is expected to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 20, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Milwaukee Health Department reissues mask advisory
The Milwaukee Health Department has reissued a mask advisory for the city as Milwaukee County has moved into the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's high level of Covid-19 community spread as of May 19. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 20, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Margaret Naczek Source Type: news

CDC Urges Pfizer Booster for Children Ages 5 to 11
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 kid 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. “Vaccination with a primary series among this age group has lagged behind other age groups leaving them vulnerable to serious illness,” said CDC Dire...
Source: TIME: Health - May 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LAURAN NEERGAARD / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

CDC monitors 6 people in US for possible rare monkeypox, says public 'should not be concerned'
Officials at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are closely tracking recent clusters of monkeypox infections around the world -- and possible cases in the United States. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC monitors 6 people in US for possible rare monkeypox, says public 'should not be concerned'
Officials at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are closely tracking recent clusters of monkeypox infections around the world -- and possible cases in the United States. #cdc (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yes, COVID vaccine boosters for children are safe
Earlier this week, the Food and Drug Administration authorized COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for children between the ages of 5 and 11 who received their second vaccine shot at least five months ago. So far, only the Pfizer –BioNTech booster has been authorized for those in this age group.“While it has largely been the case that COVID-19 tends to be less severe in children than adults,” said FDA commissioner Robert Califf in a statement, “the omicron wave has seen more kids getting sick with the disease and being hospitalized, and children may also experience longer-term effect s, even following initially mild dis...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 20, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

CDC recommends covid booster shot for children ages 5 to 11
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended Thursday that children ages 5 to 11 get a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine to boost their immunity as cases and hospitalizations tick upwards in many pockets of the United States. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Shepherd Source Type: news

CDC recommends coronavirus booster shot for children ages 5 to 11
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended Thursday that children ages 5 to 11 get a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine to boost their immunity as cases and hospitalizations tick upwards in many pockets of the United States. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Shepherd Source Type: news