Larry Mayer/Getty Images (OMAHA, Neb.) — A child in Nebraska is suspected to have died from a rare case of brain-eating amoeba, health officials said Wednesday. If confirmed, it will be the first known death from Naegleria fowleri in the state’s history, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. The child, a […]

Courtesy Joshua Valliere (SAN DIEGO) — A California girl has beaten the odds to reunite with her twin and return home with her family after a six-month stay at a San Diego hospital. Charlotte and her twin sister, Olivia, were born to Karla and Joshua Valliere last December, but in January, Charlotte was suddenly admitted […]

flubydust/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — A bill designed to help keep young children safe by strengthening safety requirements for products with button batteries was signed into law Tuesday by President Joe Biden. The legislation, known as Reese’s Law, is named for Reese Hamsmith, an 18-month-old Lubbock, Texas, girl who died after swallowing a button battery — […]

Stefani Reynolds/Pool/Getty Images (ATLANTA) — Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky made a remarkable acknowledgment of her agency’s failures during the COVID-19 pandemic as she delivered a message to her staff Wednesday. Her message, given in an internal video viewed by ABC News, addressed employees about the plan to overhaul the agency, […]

Anadolu Agency/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A child in Oregon has tested positive for monkeypox, state health officials announced Wednesday, marking the ninth reported pediatric case in the U.S. “We have a known connection to a previously diagnosed case,” Dr. Dean Sidelinger, health officer and state epidemiologist at the Oregon Health Authority, said in a […]

AFP via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — As demand for monkeypox vaccines increases, the World Health Organization (WHO) has begun to receive preliminary reports on the efficacy of the shots, which suggests there are breakthrough cases occurring, officials said Wednesday. “We have known from the beginning that this vaccine would not be a silver bullet, […]

Matt Miller/ABC (ATLANTA) — A scathing review of how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention handled COVID-19 has found that its approach toward the pandemic failed to meet the moment of crisis, and offered a series of changes intended to revamp the agency and make it more nimble. “For 75 years, CDC and public […]

mseidelch/Getty Images (GENEVA) — The World Health Organization renamed the two known clades, or lineages, of the monkeypox virus Monday. Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the lineages will be referred to going forward using Roman numerals. “The clade formerly known as the Congo Basin or Central African clade will now be referred to as clade […]

Jackyenjoyphotography/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Since the monkeypox vaccine began being distributed in New York City, the rollout has been plagued with issues. The city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has cycled through several scheduling platforms in a matter of weeks, which have experienced crashes as people tried to book appointments. Additionally, the demand […]

d3sign/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Newly updated COVID-19 boosters tailored to target a dominant strain of the virus will be available in the next three weeks or so, assuming the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention work through their processes for authorization as expected. That was White House COVID coordinator Dr. […]

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