Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Key facts you need to know about monkeypox

Media reports about an outbreak of monkeypox may sound scary, but there's no need for most people to take special steps to avoid getting the viral illness, an infectious disease expert says.

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Shanghai starts China's biggest COVID-19 lockdown in 2 years

China began its most extensive coronavirus lockdown in two years Monday to conduct mass testing and control a growing outbreak in Shanghai as questions are raised about the economic toll of the nation's "zero-COVID" strategy.

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Russia's daily COVID-19 infections near 200,000 for 1st time

Russian authorities on Thursday reported nearly 200,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases, in another record fueled by the rapid spread of the omicron variant amid a low vaccination rate and the absence of major restrictions ...

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What's next after omicron?

Once we've ridden the omicron wave, what's next? Many have assumed that SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, is evolving into a less dangerous virus because the now-dominant omicron variant tends to cause milder ...

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Italy tightens restrictions on COVID unvaccinated

People in Italy who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 are barred from restaurants or taking domestic flights under new rules which came into force Monday as schools reopened nationwide.

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What experts know about the Omicron 'variant of concern'

(HealthDay)—Hopes for an easing of the pandemic were dealt a major setback over the Thanksgiving weekend, with news that a variant first spotted in southern Africa carries a multiplicity of mutations that might make it ...

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