Africa CDC and CDDEP release African Antibiotic Treatment Guidelines for Common Bacterial Infections and Syndromes

An interdisciplinary panel of infectious disease clinicians and public health experts led by the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released a first edition of the African Antibiotic Treatment Guidelines for Common Bacterial Infections and Syndromes. Africa Union (AU) Member States and public health stakeholders have identified […]

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CDC advisers try to work out the details on COVID-19 booster shots – The Denver Post

With booster doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine now authorized in the U.S., government advisers reconvened on Thursday to tackle the most contentious question yet: Exactly who should roll up their sleeves right away? Late Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration signed off on extra shots of the Pfizer formula for a broad swath of Americans: those 65 and older, people […]

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CDC: Kids’ long COVID often involves fatigue, headache

Former acting CDC director says to prepare for more school closures this year Richard Besser tells ‘Your World’ that he thinks ‘there are settings where requiring vaccination makes a lot of sense.’ Children experiencing lingering symptoms weeks to months after initial COVID-19 infection, or so-called long COVID, most often face fatigue and headache, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers […]

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CDC investigating delta variant in Mesa County as it gains growing foothold in Colorado – The Denver Post

COVID-19 outbreaks are growing in Mesa County and more people who’ve been at least partly vaccinated are getting sick enough across Colorado to be hospitalized as the more-contagious delta variant of the virus continues spreading. While the Western Slope has been hit hardest, the variant originally identified in India already is moving across the state, accounting for three-quarters of new […]

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Colorado to follow CDC guidance that vaccinated people can stop wearing masks indoors in most settings

Colorado’s mask mandate is going to change in the near future to align with new federal guidance that says vaccinated people can safely go without masks in most indoor settings, a spokeswoman for Gov. Jared Polis said Thursday afternoon. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still recommends that vaccinated people wear masks on public transportation, in hospitals and in […]

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What Is VAERS? Why the CDC Database Is Crucial to Vaccine Safety-And How to Use It Responsibly

There's a lot of information out there about the COVID-19 vaccines. You could spend an entire day reading clinical trial data, catching up on info from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on potential side effects, and cruising social media to learn about your friends' personal experiences. But there's one resource that's been getting a lot of attention lately. […]

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Blocking middle seats on planes reduces risk of COVID-19 spread: CDC

CDC: Fully vaccinated people can travel in US John Hopkins University professor of health policy Dr. Marty Makary weighs in on CDC’s new air travel guidance on ‘FOX News Live’ Blocking middle seats on planes reduces the risk of exposure to COVID-19, a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests. As airlines continue to allow […]

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J&J COVID-19 vaccine in limbo as U.S. panel delays vote on resuming shots

(Reuters) -Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine remained in limbo on Wednesday as a U.S. health panel called for more data before making a decision on how and whether to resume use of the one-dose shot, putting off a vote for a week or more.FILE PHOTO: Vials with a sticker reading, “COVID-19 / Coronavirus vaccine / Injection only” and a medical […]

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U.S. advisory panel wants more data before ending pause on J&J COVID-19 vaccine

FILE PHOTO: Vials with a sticker reading, “COVID-19 / Coronavirus vaccine / Injection only” and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed Johnson & Johnson logo in this illustration taken October 31, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic(Reuters) – A U.S. health panel on Wednesday agreed they wanted more data before voting to resume vaccinations with Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 […]

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Salmonella Outbreak Is Linked to Wild Birds and Feeders, C.D.C. Says

A salmonella outbreak linked to contact with wild songbirds and bird feeders has sickened 19 people across eight states, eight of whom have been hospitalized, federal health authorities said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it was investigating salmonella infections in California, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee and Washington State in people ranging in age from […]

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