Rabid Dog Imported Into US Sparks Multistate Investigation Rabid Dog Imported Into US Sparks Multistate Investigation
A rabid dog that was imported into the United States this month has sparked a public health investigation across several states.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

What It Means When Celebrities Are Coy About Their Vaccine Status What It Means When Celebrities Are Coy About Their Vaccine Status
The case of hockey player David Perron, leading scorer of the St. Louis Blues, and those of other public figures raise questions about the role of celebrities in enticing people to get COVID vaccinations.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Biden: US Has Given More Than 300 Million COVID Vaccines Biden: US Has Given More Than 300 Million COVID Vaccines
As of Friday, 15 states and the District of Columbia have already reached the 70% threshold, but the country is unlikely to meet the July 4 deadline.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

California Offers Digital Record of Coronavirus Vaccination California Offers Digital Record of Coronavirus Vaccination
"The odds are someone is going to misplace their paper CDC card and a digital COVID-19 vaccine record provides a convenient backup," Erica Pan, MD, told reporters.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

AP-NORC Poll: Many Americans Resuming Pre-Virus Activities AP-NORC Poll: Many Americans Resuming Pre-Virus Activities
Just 21% are very or extremely worried about a COVID-19 infection in their inner circle, and only 25% are highly concerned that the lifted restrictions will lead to additional community infections.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID May Cause Long-Term Brain Loss, Study Says COVID May Cause Long-Term Brain Loss, Study Says
According to the study, UK researchers had access to brain image testing for about 40,000 people done before the start of the pandemic.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Delta Variant Drives Huge COVID Spike in UK Delta Variant Drives Huge COVID Spike in UK
The number of people infected with the coronavirus in England has increased rapidly, with most infections happening in children and young adults who have not received a vaccine.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Race, Healthcare, Pandemic: Hope in a Year of Challenges Race, Healthcare, Pandemic: Hope in a Year of Challenges
Juneteenth is an opportunity to remember the people who are on the frontlines trying to enact change and hear their stories of how the past year has changed them and their view of the world.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Man Refusing COVID Vaccine Later Needs Lung Transplant Man Refusing COVID Vaccine Later Needs Lung Transplant
"If I knew what I know now, I would have definitely went through with the vaccination," he said.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Hundreds of Vaccinated Medical Workers in Indonesia Hospitalized Hundreds of Vaccinated Medical Workers in Indonesia Hospitalized
Healthcare workers in Indonesia were among the first to be vaccinated. Almost all of them were given the vaccine developed by Chinese biopharmaceutical company Sinovac.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Many Small Vaccine Clinics Helped Vermont Reach 80% Goal Many Small Vaccine Clinics Helped Vermont Reach 80% Goal
Seven might not sound like much, but when small numbers are multiplied by the scores or hundreds of opportunities across the state, they added up to thousands of people protected against COVID-19.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Extensive Limb Swelling After Vaccines — Including COVID Vaccine Extensive Limb Swelling After Vaccines — Including COVID Vaccine
There are no accurate predictors of which vaccines will develop large inflammatory processes at or near the site of immunization.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

As COVID-19 Crisis Ebbs, Some Seeking 9/11-Style Commission As COVID-19 Crisis Ebbs, Some Seeking 9/11-Style Commission
It is unclear whether such a probe will ever happen, though a privately sponsored team of public health experts is already laying the groundwork for one.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Black Community Has New Option for Healthcare: The Church Black Community Has New Option for Healthcare: The Church
Some church leaders want to extend their efforts beyond the fight against COVID-19 and give their flocks a place to seek health care for other ailments at a place they trust — the church.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New Program to Develop Antivirals for COVID-19 New Program to Develop Antivirals for COVID-19
The Antiviral Program for Pandemics will allow the NIH to focus on antivirals for COVID-19 and other pandemic risks, including hemorrhagic fever and influenza, the way HIV and hepatitis C can be managed.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

US Buys 200 Million More Moderna Vaccine Doses US Buys 200 Million More Moderna Vaccine Doses
The initial 110 million doses will be delivered during the fourth quarter of 2021, and the remaining 90 million will be delivered during the first quarter of 2022.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

California's Virus Reopening Met With Cheers and Caution California's Virus Reopening Met With Cheers and Caution
"California has turned the page. Let us all celebrate this remarkable milestone," an exuberant and mask-less Gov. Gavin Newsom declared.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

CDC: Delta Variant From India a'Variant of Concern'CDC: Delta Variant From India a'Variant of Concern '
The variant, which was first identified in India and is also known as B.1.617.2, now accounts for 10% of cases in the US and is spreading quickly.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Cases Delay Long-Awaited Royal Caribbean Cruise COVID-19 Cases Delay Long-Awaited Royal Caribbean Cruise
Six of the crew members who tested positive are asymptomatic and two are mildly sick, CEO Michael Bayley said. The company has quarantined all crew members for 14 days and will continue routine testing.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

US Surpasses 4 Million COVID Cases in Children US Surpasses 4 Million COVID Cases in Children
Even as the number of new COVID-19 cases continues to drop, the United States reached the 4-million mark for infected children, according to a new report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Has COVID-19 Changed the FDA's Regulatory Process? Has COVID-19 Changed the FDA's Regulatory Process?
WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, speaks with Patrizia Cavazzoni, MD, Director, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), FDA, about the impact of COVID-19 on the FDA's regulatory process.WebMD (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Expert Interview Source Type: news

Airlines Report 3000 Unruly Passengers in US This Year Airlines Report 3000 Unruly Passengers in US This Year
The FAA has identified 394 cases where passengers have broken the law by"interfering with the duties of a crew member."WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

US Passes 600,000 COVID-19 Deaths as States Lift Restrictions US Passes 600,000 COVID-19 Deaths as States Lift Restrictions
The US marked another grim pandemic milestone on the same day that major states such as California and New York lifted their remaining restrictions.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

More Evidence Suggests COVID-19 Was in US by Christmas 2019 More Evidence Suggests COVID-19 Was in US by Christmas 2019
A new analysis of blood samples from 24,000 Americans taken early last year is the latest and largest study to suggest that the new coronavirus popped up in the US in December 2019.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Grocery Store Worker Killed After Mask Argument Grocery Store Worker Killed After Mask Argument
After Victor Lee Tucker, Jr, 30, argued with the cashier in the checkout line of the store, he left without making a purchase"but immediately returned inside" and pulled out a handgun and shot her.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Being Vaccinated Doesn't Mean You Must Go Maskless. Here's Why. Being Vaccinated Doesn't Mean You Must Go Maskless. Here's Why.
It won't hurt to remain cautious, even as California reopens for business in response to mass vaccinations and diminishing cases of COVID-19.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

As US COVID-19 Death Toll Nears 600,000, Racial Gaps Persist As US COVID-19 Death Toll Nears 600,000, Racial Gaps Persist
The approaching 600,000 mark, as tracked by Johns Hopkins University, is greater than the population of Baltimore or Milwaukee.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Novavax Says COVID Vaccine Works Against Variants Novavax Says COVID Vaccine Works Against Variants
The two-dose vaccine is 90.4% effective overall, the Associated Press reported, which is similar to the efficacy rates for the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Maternal Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy Not Tied to Adverse Early Childhood Outcomes Maternal Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy Not Tied to Adverse Early Childhood Outcomes
Women who receive the influenza vaccination during pregnancy are no more likely than those who don't to have offspring with adverse health outcomes in early childhood, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

A Quick Tour of the New Lyme Disease Guideline A Quick Tour of the New Lyme Disease Guideline
Dr Paul Auwaerter highlights the major changes in this guideline, which was a collaboration of the IDSA, AAN, and ACR.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Judge Tosses Hospital Staff Suit Over Vaccine Mandate Judge Tosses Hospital Staff Suit Over Vaccine Mandate
In the ruling issued Saturday, US District Judge Lynn Hughes upheld the hospital's policy and said the vaccination requirement didn't break any federal laws.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

CDC to Discuss Post-Vaccine Mycarditis in Teens and Young Adults CDC to Discuss Post-Vaccine Mycarditis in Teens and Young Adults
The CDC has received 226 reports of myocarditis in people who are under age 30 and have received the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Updates in Clinical Practice Guidelines for Lyme Disease Updates in Clinical Practice Guidelines for Lyme Disease
Recent guidance from several specialty societies can answers many patients'questions and aid clinical decision-making regarding tick bites.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

As COVID Restrictions Ease, RSV and Other Viruses Reemerge As COVID Restrictions Ease, RSV and Other Viruses Reemerge
The CDC urges more testing for RSV among patients presenting with acute respiratory illness who test negative for SARS-CoV-2. RSV is just one of the viruses reemerging as COVID restrictions lift.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID Vacations: Plan, Be Flexible, Travel Safe COVID Vacations: Plan, Be Flexible, Travel Safe
It's easy to get lost among the constantly shifting recommendations for summer travel. Consider your vaccine status, how you plan to get to your destination, and what COVID-19 rates look like there.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Moderna Seeks FDA OK for Adolescent COVID Vaccine Moderna Seeks FDA OK for Adolescent COVID Vaccine
Moderna released early results from a clinical trial that enrolled 3,732 adolescents. Blood tests showed that the vaccine created an immune response similar to that in adults.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Back-to-School Threat: Missed Vaccinations in Children, Teens Back-to-School Threat: Missed Vaccinations in Children, Teens
A CDC report says pediatric outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases could derail efforts to reopen schools. Authors urge healthcare providers to check their patients'vaccination status.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Vaccine Rates Lag Behind in Southern States COVID-19 Vaccine Rates Lag Behind in Southern States
Although COVID-19 cases and deaths have dropped significantly nationwide, public health officials have expressed concerns that the coronavirus could surge again in states with low vaccination rates.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Biden Donating 500 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Worldwide Biden Donating 500 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Worldwide
The Biden administration will buy and donate 500 million Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses in an effort to inoculate more of the global population, according to The Washington Post.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The COVID Fertility Issue We'Should' Be Worried About The COVID Fertility Issue We'Should' Be Worried About
Are your patients concerned about the COVID vaccine causing infertility? Dr F. Perry Wilson argues that there is more reason to worry about infertility arising from the SARS-CoV-2 virus itself.Medscape (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Delta Variant and COVID-19 Vaccines: What to Know Delta Variant and COVID-19 Vaccines: What to Know
"If you've gotten your first dose, make sure to get that second dose," Anthony Fauci, MD, White House medical advisor, said Tuesday, noting that the Delta variant accounts for about 6% of new US cases.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Release of Bacteria-Laden Mosquitos Reduces Dengue Incidence by 77% Release of Bacteria-Laden Mosquitos Reduces Dengue Incidence by 77%
As cases of dengue fever make their way into the southern United States, with sometimes-fatal results, a new study in Indonesia offers evidence of an effective way to block the spread of the mosquito-borne infection.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Free Daycare Latest Virus Vaccine Perk Offered in New Mexico Free Daycare Latest Virus Vaccine Perk Offered in New Mexico
New Mexico's largest child care providers offered free daycare for parents getting a COVID-19 vaccine before July 4.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Mayor: Seattle First to Fully Vaccinate 70% of Residents Mayor: Seattle First to Fully Vaccinate 70% of Residents
Seattle is the first major American city to fully vaccinate 70% of its residents age 12 years and older against coronavirus.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Feds Accuse N Carolina Woman of Pushing Fake COVID-19 Cure Feds Accuse N Carolina Woman of Pushing Fake COVID-19 Cure
A North Carolina woman has been accused of peddling a fake COVID-19 cure during the height of the pandemic and continuing to offer it despite warnings to stop.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

By the Numbers: Children and COVID-19 Prevention By the Numbers: Children and COVID-19 Prevention
Over 6.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to children aged 12-17 years as of June 7, according to data from the CDC.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Trust in CDC, FDA Took a Beating During Pandemic Trust in CDC, FDA Took a Beating During Pandemic
Out of nearly 2000 US nurses surveyed on Medscape between May 25 and June 3, 77% said their trust in the CDC has decreased since the start of COVID, and 51% said their trust in the FDA has decreased.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Brincidofovir to Treat Smallpox FDA Approves Brincidofovir to Treat Smallpox
The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) strengthens US defense the against bioterrorism.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Anti-Vaccine Film Targeted to Black Americans Spreads False Info Anti-Vaccine Film Targeted to Black Americans Spreads False Info
A new movie produced by Robert F. Kennedy Jr's anti-vaccine group tries to capitalize on the COVID-19 pandemic, the racial justice movement and renewed interest in the history of medical racism.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Unused J & J COVID Doses: Can Their Shelf Life Be Extended? Unused J & J COVID Doses: Can Their Shelf Life Be Extended?
As vaccine expiration dates loom, states with hundreds of thousands of doses on hand say demand is tanking -- and there's no easy way to donate to other states or countries that might want them.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news