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Study: Most people infected with COVID don't even know

Study: Most people infected with COVID don’t even know

The ommicron variant has led to the most inconspicuous sub-variant: the BA.5. Currently, this relatively new mutation is behind a majority of the nearly 125,000 cases reported on August 16. But due to the popularity of home testing and COVID fatigue, cases are largely underreported. In fact, a recent study conducted by researchers at LA-based …

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Monkeypox virus lingers on surfaces touched by an infected person, study finds

Monkeypox virus lingers on surfaces touched by an infected person, study finds

The MONKEYPOX virus can stubbornly stick to surfaces touched by an infected person, according to a study. The potentially fatal disease can attach itself to household items in a patient’s home even after extensive cleaning, but there is no evidence that you can pick up smallpox yourself after touching infected items. 1 Both hard and …

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Death of child possibly caused by amoeba infection from Elkhorn River

Death of child possibly caused by amoeba infection from Elkhorn River

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Douglas County health officials said Wednesday they suspect the recent death of a local child was caused by a brain-eating amoeba from the Elkhorn River. The CDC is trying to confirm that the death was caused by primary amebic meningoencephalitis after the child went swimming in the river on Sunday. In …

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Death of child possibly caused by amoeba infection from Elkhorn River

Death of child possibly caused by amoeba infection from Elkhorn River

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Douglas County health officials said Wednesday they suspect the recent death of a local child was caused by a brain-eating amoeba from the Elkhorn River. The CDC is trying to confirm that the death was caused by primary amebic meningoencephalitis after the child went swimming in the river on Sunday. In …

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Most people infected with the omicron variant 'didn't know they had it,' study finds

Most people infected with the omicron variant ‘didn’t know they had it,’ study finds

Story at a glance Researchers conducting a study of COVID-19 and the effect of vaccines identified nearly 2,500 blood samples from patients just before and after the start of the wave of omicron. They identified 210 people who were likely infected given the amount of antibodies in their blood. Surveys and interviews with participants at …

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