Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Wastewater surveillance for COVID-19: It's complicated

Lately, the phrase "wastewater surveillance" has been all over the news—but what is it, exactly? And why is it useful to researchers and public health experts trying to get a grasp on fluctuating levels of COVID-19 infection?

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

First death linked to monkeypox reported in US

Texas authorities on Tuesday confirmed the first US death linked to monkeypox, but said they are still determining what role the disease played in the demise of the "severely immunocompromised" patient.


Fauci to step down after decades as top US infection expert

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert who became a household name—and the subject of partisan attacks—during the COVID-19 pandemic, announced Monday he will leave the federal government in December ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

San Francisco, N.Y. state declare monkeypox public health emergencies

Both San Francisco and New York state declared monkeypox a public health emergency on Thursday, as they struggle to gain access to more resources to help contain the spread of the virus. About 40 percent of the 4,907 monkeypox ...

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