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WHO sounds alarm on viral hepatitis infections claiming 3500 lives each day

April 9, 2024
The disease is the second leading infectious cause of death globally -- with 1.3 million deaths per year, the same as tuberculosis, a top infectious killer.
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Severe lung infection during COVID-19 can cause damage to the heart

March 20, 2024
NIH supported study shows that the virus that causes COVID-19 can damage the heart without directly infecting heart tissue.
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WHO urges investments for the scale up of tuberculosis screening and preventive treatment

March 20, 2024
2024 World Tuberculosis Day is being commemorated under the theme 'Yes! We can end TB!'
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CDC study shows effectiveness of RSV immunization for infants

March 8, 2024
Early data from the New Vaccine Surveillance Network show nirsevimab is 90% effective in preventing infants from being hospitalized with RSV.
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CDC updates and simplifies respiratory virus recommendations

March 5, 2024
Recommendations are easier to follow and help protect those most at risk.
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Older adults now able to receive additional dose of updated COVID-19 vaccine

March 5, 2024
The recommendation acknowledges the increased risk of severe disease from COVID-19 in older adults, along with the currently available data on vaccine effectiveness.
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Mild Covid-19 infections make insomnia more likely, especially in people with anxiety or depression

Feb. 27, 2024
A survey of people who had been diagnosed with Covid-19 but never hospitalized found that 76% developed insomnia — and anxious or depressed people were more vulnerable.
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COVID-19 vaccination and boosting during pregnancy protects infants for six months

Feb. 15, 2024
No COVID-19 vaccines currently are available for infants under six months old.
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A new twist: How the COVID-19 pandemic paved the way for increased molecular testing of hepatitis

Jan. 29, 2024
SARS-CoV-2 and hepatitis might not seem to have much in common, but in the world of clinical laboratory testing, they have become intertwined. After the unprecedented infrastructure...

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