Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Monkeypox death confirmed by LA County health officials

A Los Angeles County resident with a compromised immune system has died from monkeypox, local health officials announced Monday. It's believed to be the first U.S. fatality from the disease.

Biomedical technology

Forehead thermometers may miss fevers in black patients

Thermometers that read body temperature via the forehead have become a common sight throughout the pandemic, but whether they always spot a fever may depend on the color of someone's skin.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Monkeypox cases dropping, but racial disparities growing

The White House said Wednesday it's optimistic about a decline in monkeypox cases and an uptick in vaccinations against the infectious virus, despite worsening racial disparities in reported cases.

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