Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC encourages more Americans to consider N95 masks

U.S. health officials on Friday encouraged more Americans to wear the kind of N95 or KN95 masks used by health-care workers to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Data shortfall impairs Brazil's tracking of spreading virus

As the omicron variant sends COVID-19 cases soaring across much of the globe, one of the countries most devastated by the disease since the pandemic's onset is struggling to keep track of new cases, deaths and hospitalizations.

Vaccination

FDA shortens time to booster after Moderna vaccine to 5 months

(HealthDay)—Citing the rapid spread of the Omicron variant and the need for protection against it, U.S. federal health officials are shortening the recommended time between the second dose of the Moderna vaccine and a booster ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC warns of coming Omicron wave

(HealthDay)—The Omicron variant is spreading rapidly in the United States and could trigger a huge wave of COVID infections as early as January, federal health officials said Tuesday.

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