Langya: New Virus Infects 35 People in Eastern China

Langya: New Virus Infects 35 People in Eastern China

By Melissa Zhu, BBC News Scientists are tracking a new, animal-derived virus in eastern China that has infected at least several dozen people. The novel Langya henipavirus (LayV) was found in 35 patients in the Shandong and Henan provinces. Many had symptoms such as fever, fatigue and a cough. They are thought to have contracted […]

Countries Approve Resolution to Support Access to Monkeypox Vaccine in the Americas

As cases reach 10,000 in the Region, Member States hold Special Session of the PAHO Directing Council to discuss best use of limited global vaccine supplies.

Countries Approve Resolution to Support Access to Monkeypox Vaccine in the Americas

By PAHO Washington D.C. 5 August 2022 (PAHO) – As monkeypox cases continue to rise in several countries of the Americas, Member States of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) today held a Special Session of the Directing Council to consider a Resolution to address the outbreak, including supporting equitable access to vaccines for at-risk […]

AdvantageCare Physicians Press Release: AdvantageCare Physicians Bring Vision and Hope to Haiti

Doctors from AdvantageCare Physicians travel abroad to provide medical care to Haitian communities in need.

AdvantageCare Physicians Press Release: AdvantageCare Physicians Bring Vision and Hope to Haiti

Photo: ACPNY’s Dr. Anika Michael and Dr. Benjeil Edghill sit with patients they cared for on medical mission to Haiti (Source: ACPNY) New York, NY – Ophthalmology specialists from AdvantageCare Physicians (ACPNY), one of the largest primary and specialty care practices in New York City, traveled to Haiti earlier this month on a medical mission […]

COVID-19 Stabilizes in the Region, but Countries Must Remain Vigilant against the Virus, Manage Other Health Emergencies, PAHO Director Says

With monkeypox infections reaching over 5000, and a case of polio type 2 reported in the United States, vaccines, medicines and surveillance are key.

COVID-19 Stabilizes in the Region, but Countries Must Remain Vigilant against the Virus, Manage Other Health Emergencies, PAHO Director Says

By PAHO Washington D.C. 27 July 2022 (PAHO) – While COVID-19 cases decreased in the Americas for the first time in five weeks, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director, Carissa F Etienne, has urged countries to remain alert to COVID-19 and other health issues, such as monkeypox, which was declared a public health emergency […]

WHO Report Shows Poorer Health Outcomes for Many Vulnerable Refugees and Migrants

WHO Report Shows Poorer Health Outcomes for Many Vulnerable Refugees and Migrants

By PAHO Geneva, 20 July 2022 – Around the world, millions of refugees and migrants in vulnerable situations, such as low-skilled migrant workers, face poorer health outcomes than their host communities, especially where living and working conditions are sub-standard, according to the first WHO World report on the health of refugees and migrants. This has dire […]

Why the WHO Finally Declared Monkeypox a Global Public Health Emergency

A “public health emergency of international concern” is the organization’s loudest alarm bell. Here’s what it can accomplish.

Why the WHO Finally Declared Monkeypox a Global Public Health Emergency

People check in with a healthcare worker as they wait in line to receive the Monkeypox vaccine at Eugene A. Obregon Park in Los Angeles on July 20, 2022. (Shutterstock) By Keren Landman, VOX On Saturday, July 23, World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declared the spread of monkeypox to be a public […]

Skittles Are Toxic, Federal Lawsuit Claims

Skittles Are Toxic, Federal Lawsuit Claims

By Jonathan Stempel, Insurance Journal Mars Inc. has been sued by a consumer who claims that Skittles candies are unfit to eat because they contain a known toxin that the company had pledged six years ago to phase out. In a proposed class action filed on Thursday in the Oakland, California federal court, Jenile Thames […]

Is Monkeypox a Pandemic? An Epidemiologist Explains Why it Isn’t Likely to Become as Widespread as COVID-19, but is Worth Watching

Is Monkeypox a Pandemic? An Epidemiologist Explains Why it Isn’t Likely to Become as Widespread as COVID-19, but is Worth Watching

By Kathryn H. Jacobsen, The Conversation Monkeypox is the latest global public health threat to make headlines. Most people who contract the monkeypox virus experience flu-like symptoms and a blistery rash that lasts two to four weeks, but a small percentage of infected people develop sepsis or other severe and potentially fatal complications. It is […]

A Fundamental Human Right: NYC Care

A Fundamental Human Right: NYC Care

Photo Credit: PPP/IQ Inc. By JR Holguin A Census National Interview Survey indicated that 30 million people in the United States of all ages were uninsured during the time the survey was conducted in 2021. In New York, nearly 5% of residents live without insurance. Though one could say those numbers are low, health care […]

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