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Updated boosters could go to the “worried well” who have good insurance rather than to those at highest risk.
After mishandling COVID-19 and monkeypox, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention aims to change—with help from Mary Wakefield.
Updated Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna bivalent boosters contain spike proteins from the original and BA.4 and BA.5 omicron variants.
The Northeast saw the lowest rates of liver disease–related deaths.
The engineered protein vaccine was highly effective in a clinical trial but faced a long delay for authorization.
The update aims to help the public better protect themselves and understand their risk.
People who were covered by Medicaid were less likely to be screened than those with private health insurance.
World Hepatitis Day aims to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030 by spreading awareness and combating stigma surrounding the disease.
Wider test availability will help public health officials get a better idea of the extent of the outbreak.
After a long wait, the FDA authorizes Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for children as young as 6 months old.
The virus can be transmitted via respiratory droplets at close range, but it does not spread through the air over longer distances.
The FDA is investigating the source of an outbreak that has led to 12 hospitalizations.
Health officials urge gay and bi men, in particular, to report unusual skin rashes and avoid close contact while symptomatic.
Someone dies of an overdose about every 5 minutes, often as a result of fentanyl and meth. Drug use also spurs HIV and hepatitis outbreaks.
Nearly 200 cases of pediatric hepatitis have now been reported in more than a dozen countries and several states.
Only 30% of U.S. adults have been vaccinated against the liver disease. Here’s how the Hepatitis B Foundation aims to change that.
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