CDC advice on who should get the latest COVID-19 vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended the 2023–2024 COVID-19 (mRNA) vaccine for everyone six months or older. The COVID-19 vaccine is strongly recommended for people who face the highest risk of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How worried should we be about the pneumonia outbreak in China?

Reports of a surge in pneumonia-like illness primarily affecting children in northern China have captured our attention. The last time we heard about a mysterious respiratory outbreak leading to overcrowding in hospitals ...


What you need to know about the new RSV shot for babies

Ahead of the winter respiratory virus season, many parents were relieved the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a shot to combat respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, for infants and toddlers this summer.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study finds risk factors for severe COVID-19 cases in children

Children who had preexisting health problems or who lived in the Southern United States had a higher risk for severe health outcomes from acute COVID-19 infections, according to researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q&A: Expert explains RSV prevention for vulnerable populations

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common virus that seriously affects vulnerable populations such as infants, young children and older adults. Dr. Wasem Alsabbagh, associate professor at the University of Waterloo School ...

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