Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID isn't seasonal. So why are COVID booster shots?

In a few weeks, the new COVID booster shot will roll out to Americans, designed to fight recent variants just as cases begin to tick up with colder weather. There is just one hitch with this plan: COVID does not actually ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The CDC works to overhaul lab operations after COVID test flop

In early February 2020, Kirsten St. George and her team at New York state's public health lab received a test developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to diagnose people infected with the new, rapidly spreading ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ticks are becoming a growing health risk in the UK. Here's why

Earlier this year, the UK Health Security Agency confirmed a case of tick-borne encephalitis—a potentially deadly virus carried by ticks that causes brain inflammation. A British man is also said to have contracted alpha-gal ...

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