Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study finds racial disparities in COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes

Nursing homes with the largest proportions of non-White residents experience 3.3 times more COVID-19 deaths than do nursing homes with the largest proportions of White residents, according to a new study from the University ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tracking the plague in DR Congo

Already battling COVID-19 and a renewed Ebola outbreak, DR Congo is also home to one of the world's oldest sites of the plague—and there are signs that the disease may have reared its head once more.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mostly virus-free Kauai hit by pandemic after travel resumes

On Hawaii's rural island of Kauai, where sprawling white sand beaches and dramatic seaside mountains attract visitors from around the world, local residents spent the first seven months of the pandemic sheltered from the ...

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Two Swiss care homes hit by virus outbreaks

Ninety people have tested positive for COVID-19 and eight have died in two care homes in central Switzerland in two of the largest outbreaks seen in retirement facilities, local authorities said.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Russia urges against marmot hunt over plague fears

Russian authorities have warned residents of regions near Mongolia against hunting marmots but stressed there was no risk of bubonic plague spreading across the country.

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