Explained: Why was poliomyelitis discovered in London, New York and Jerusalem, and how dangerous is it?

Explained: Why was poliomyelitis discovered in London, New York and Jerusalem, and how dangerous is it?

LONDON, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Polio, a deadly disease that crippled tens of thousands of children every year, is spreading to London, New York and Jerusalem for the first time in decades, spurring catch-up vaccination campaigns . Read more DREADED DISEASE Poliomyelitis terrified parents around the world during the first half of the 20th century. … Read more

Explanation: Monkeypox in the United States: where could it spread next?

Explanation: Monkeypox in the United States: where could it spread next?

A person arrives to receive a monkeypox vaccination at Northwell Health Immediate Care Center in Fire Island-Cherry Grove, New York, U.S., July 15, 2022. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register CHICAGO, Aug 7 (Reuters) – The United States declared monkeypox a public health emergency last week, in a bid … Read more

‘Living with COVID’: where the pandemic could go next

‘Living with COVID’: where the pandemic could go next

LONDON/CHICAGO, Aug 1 (Reuters) – As the third winter of the coronavirus pandemic looms in the northern hemisphere, scientists are warning weary governments and populations to prepare for more waves of COVID-19. In the United States alone, there could be up to a million infections a day this winter, Chris Murray, director of the Institute … Read more

If you’re at high risk, don’t wait for updated COVID vaccines, experts say

If you’re at high risk, don’t wait for updated COVID vaccines, experts say

CHICAGO, July 29 (Reuters) – People at high risk of severe illness who have not yet received a second COVID-19 booster should not wait for next-generation vaccines targeting Omicron due in the fall, five said vaccine experts at Reuters. In many countries, including the United States, the BA.5 Omicron subvariant of the virus is thriving, … Read more

Reinfection, more frequent serious outcome with the BA.5 variant; virus spike protein toxic to heart cells

Reinfection, more frequent serious outcome with the BA.5 variant;  virus spike protein toxic to heart cells

A medical worker administers a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech “Cominarty” vaccine against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to a patient at a vaccination center in Ancenis-Saint-Gereon, France, November 17, 2021. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe /Photo File /Photo File Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July 28 (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent … Read more

Monkeypox emergency could last for months, with window closing to stop spread, experts say

Monkeypox emergency could last for months, with window closing to stop spread, experts say

LONDON, July 27 (Reuters) – Scientists advising the World Health Organization (WHO) on monkeypox say the window is closing to stop its spread, with cases currently doubling every two weeks, raising fears that It will take several months for the epidemic to reach its peak. WHO Europe has predicted just over 27,000 cases of monkeypox … Read more

Monkeypox emergency could last for months, with window closing to stop spread, experts say

Monkeypox emergency could last for months, with window closing to stop spread, experts say

LONDON, July 27 (Reuters) – Scientists advising the World Health Organization (WHO) on monkeypox say the window is closing to stop its spread, with cases currently doubling every two weeks, raising fears that It will take several months for the epidemic to reach its peak. WHO Europe has predicted just over 27,000 cases of monkeypox … Read more

Monkeypox emergency could last for months, with window closing to stop spread, experts say

Monkeypox emergency could last for months, with window closing to stop spread, experts say

LONDON, July 27 (Reuters) – Scientists advising the World Health Organization (WHO) on monkeypox say the window is closing to stop its spread, with cases currently doubling every two weeks, raising fears that It will take several months for the epidemic to reach its peak. WHO Europe has predicted just over 27,000 cases of monkeypox … Read more

Exclusive: Cassava Sciences faces US criminal investigation linked to Alzheimer’s drug, sources say

Exclusive: Cassava Sciences faces US criminal investigation linked to Alzheimer’s drug, sources say

WASHINGTON, July 27 (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into Cassava Sciences Inc (SAVA.O) to determine whether the biotech company manipulated research results for its experimental cancer drug. Alzheimer’s, said two people familiar with the investigation. Department of Justice staff investigating Cassava, based in Austin, Texas, specialize in investigating whether … Read more

Fed to unveil another big rate hike as signs of economic slowdown mount

Fed to unveil another big rate hike as signs of economic slowdown mount

U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell answers questions during a news conference following a two-day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) in Washington, U.S., June 15, 2022 .REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, July 27 (Reuters) – As the Federal Reserve is expected to raise its … Read more