New York officials investigate case of suspected monkeypox

ALBANY, N.Y. - New York health officials are investigating a potential case of monkeypox after a patient tested positive for the family of viruses associated with the rare illness, state health officials announced late Friday. The unidentified patient is isolating...

Biden says monkeypox cases something to ‘be concerned about’

PYEONGTAEK, South Korea - U.S. President Joe Biden said Sunday that recent cases of monkeypox that have been identified in Europe and the United States were something "to be concerned about." In his first public comments on the disease, Biden...

Monkeypox outbreaks may have spread unnoticed for months worldwide

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, CBC Health's weekly health and medical science newsletter. If you haven't subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here.As the world races to understand more about rapidly emerging monkeypox outbreaks, the speed in which cases...

WHO working on more monkeypox guidance as cases rise: senior adviser

LONDON - The World Health Organization is working on further guidance for countries on how to mitigate the spread of monkeypox, amid concerns cases could spike further in the summer months, a senior adviser for the UN agency told Reuters....

Flu cases on the rise in Canada despite expected fall

The federal government is reporting a sharp rise in influenza in recent months, at a time of the year when detected cases generally start to fall in Canada. The government's latest FluWatch report says 2,121 laboratory detections of influenza, including...

Scientists smash lethal bacteria that acts like a hammer

New research from The Australian National University (ANU) could lead to better treatment options for a rare but very lethal type of bacterial infection. Professor Si Ming Man and his team say their latest research focuses on the family of...

Officials confirm 10 cases of severe acute hepatitis in children in Canada

Ten children in Canada were found to be suffering from severe acute hepatitis not caused by known hepatitis viruses over a nearly six-month period recently, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) announced Friday. Three cases were in Alberta, two...

Increasing urban greenery could have prevented at least 34,000 US deaths over two decades

A new analysis on greenery and mortality found that between 34,000-38,000 deaths could have been reduced with local increases in green vegetation in US metropolitan areas. Increasing greenery in US urban areas may substantially reduce mortality of all causes, according...

Rise of new opioid highlights unpredictable drug supply: expert

OTTAWA - A national substance use research organization is warning about a new type of opioid that is increasingly being found in Canada's unregulated drug supply. The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction said in an alert there is...

Officials confirm 10 cases of acute severe hepatitis in children in Canada

Ten children in Canada were found to be suffering from acute severe hepatitis not caused by a known hepatitis virus over a nearly six-month period recently, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) announced Friday. Three cases were in Alberta,...
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