Tag: outbreak

10 Lessons Learned From the Pandemic, and a Way Forward: Report

The federal government is taking “steps in the right direction” to help control this pandemic, but there have been many hard lessons learned, according to...

WHO warns of possible 236,000 new COVID-19 deaths in Europe by December, and Fauci says U.S. could see another 100,000

The World Health Organization warned Monday that Europe will likely see 236,000 new COVID-19 deaths by Dec. 1, and Dr. Anthony Fauci said the U.S....

Classroom Study Highlights Delta Variant’s Threat to Schools

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. An unvaccinated teacher who periodically removed her mask to read to...

Only a Fraction of Breakthrough Infections as Cases Surge

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Meggan Ingram was fully vaccinated when she tested positive for COVID-19...

FDA Warns Providers to Stop Using Eco-Med Products

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is urging healthcare providers to immediately stop use of and discard all Eco-Med ultrasound gels and lotions because...

Death Reported From Ebola-Like Marburg Virus in West Africa

The Marburg virus, which causes a severe disease that is in the same virus family that causes Ebola, has been identified in southwest Guinea near...

25% of Patients With Cancer Lack Immunity Against Measles

Before the onslaught of COVID-19, researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle had another infectious disease worry: an “unprecedented” outbreak of measles....

CDC Reports Burkholderia cepacia and B pseudomallei Outbreaks

The CDC and FDA have announced an outbreak of at least 15 Burkholderia cepacia infections associated with contaminated ultrasound gel used to guide invasive procedures...

California to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccines for Health Workers

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Healthcare workers receive a COVID-19 vaccination at Ritchie Valens Recreation Center,...

US Employers Ratchet Up the Pressure on the Unvaccinated

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. NEW YORK (AP) — Employers are losing patience with unvaccinated workers....

Summer Campers Spread COVID at Home, Follow-Up Finds

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. After SARS-CoV-2 spread at a sleepaway camp in Georgia last summer,...

Indoor Masking Needed in Almost 70% of US Counties: CDC Data

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In announcing new guidance on Tuesday, the CDC said vaccinated people...

Untreatable, Drug-Resistant Fungus Found in Texas and DC

The CDC has reported two clusters of Candida auris infections resistant to all anti-fungal medications in long-term care facilities in 2021. Because these pan-resistant infections...

New Vaccinations Increasing in COVID Hot Spots

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. States struggling with alarming COVID-19 outbreaks are now vaccinating people at...

Summer Camps Hit With COVID Outbreaks — Are Schools Next?

The U.S. has seen a string of COVID-19 outbreaks tied to summer camps in recent weeks in places such as Texas, Illinois, Florida, Missouri and...

White House Calls Out Critics of COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts

As COVID-19 vaccination rates continue to plateau across the U.S., the White House is beginning to call out elected officials who criticize the national effort...

Biden Reemphasizes Strategies to Reach Unvaccinated

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. President Joe Biden renewed the push to get Americans vaccinated against...

Israel Reinstates Indoor Face Mask Rule Amid Delta Variant

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The Israeli government on Friday told residents they need to start...

A Teachers Union Shaped CDC School Guidance. Is That a Problem?

When the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued much-anticipated guidelines for school reopening in February, some critics argued that the nation’s premier health...

Biden Kept His Promise to Increase COVID Testing Capacity

Before vaccinations were widely available, covid-19 tests were considered one of the few tools to help control the spread of the coronavirus. That’s why then-candidate...

Continue with COVID-19 Precautions or Party Like It’s 2019?

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Have we arrived at a much-anticipated tipping point in the COVID-19 pandemic in...

Corporations Encourage Employee Vaccination

Many of the companies with the largest number of employees say they’ll do almost anything to encourage their employees to get vaccinated. But a survey...

Old Records Shed New Light on Smallpox Outbreaks in 1700s

A prayer Rev. Ebenezer Storer, a pastor in Cambridge, Massachusetts, wrote in which he gives thanks for the recovery of family members from the disease....

Docs Mobilize Help For Indian Colleagues Affected by COVID Surge

Clinicians from across the world are banding together to mobilize help for their colleagues in India, where more than 300,000 new cases of COVID-19 have...

Could It Happen Here? India’s Dire COVID Situation Likely to Worsen

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Reports out of India describe a dire COVID-19 situation unfolding, with...