Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UK officials warn over Strep infections after child deaths

UK health officials on Friday warned parents to be alert for scarlet fever symptoms in their children, following the death of six youngsters from a more serious Group A strep-related illness.

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How good is ChatGPT at diagnosing disease?

For years, many have feared that artificial intelligence (AI) will take over national security mechanisms, leading to human slavery, domination of human society and perhaps the annihilation of humans. One way of killing humans ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mistaken infection 'on the prairie'?

(HealthDay)—Fans of the pioneer tales known as "Little House on the Prairie" are familiar with the ravages of scarlet fever. That's because Mary Ingalls—sister of the autobiographical series' author, Laura Ingalls Wilder—went ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Strep A: Cases of rare fatal infection hit record levels in Japan

There has been a sharp increase in the number of people in Japan suffering with the rare but dangerous bacterial condition, streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS). According to reports, cases of this potentially fatal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Does COVID-19 spread in schools?

Shiranee Sriskandan, professor of infectious disease within the Department of Infectious Disease at Imperial College London, explains how a study of COVID-19 in London schools provides insights for this winter and future ...

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