Who should get the flu shot and why? Our medical analyst explains

Who should get the flu shot and why?  Our medical analyst explains

CNN — Welcome to this year’s flu season. This year’s flu strain has already started spreading in the United States, according to new data from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There have been at least 880,000 flu cases, nearly 7,000 hospitalizations and, tragically, 360 flu deaths this fall, including one pediatric … Read more

Who should get the flu shot and why? Our medical analyst explains

Who should get the flu shot and why?  Our medical analyst explains

CNN — Welcome to this year’s flu season. This year’s flu strain has already started spreading in the United States, according to new data from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There have been at least 880,000 flu cases, nearly 7,000 hospitalizations and, tragically, 360 flu deaths this fall, including one pediatric … Read more

Monkeypox can spread before symptoms start, study finds

Monkeypox can spread before symptoms start, study finds

CNN — According to a new modeling study from the UK, more than half of monkeypox cases in the current outbreak may have been passed on to others before symptoms appeared. The study, which was led by disease modellers from the UK Health Security Agency, is contrary to current public health guidance on the spread … Read more

CDC wants to change ‘outdated’ rules that hamper agency’s ability to fight Covid, polio and other diseases

CDC wants to change ‘outdated’ rules that hamper agency’s ability to fight Covid, polio and other diseases

CNN — This summer, when the shocking news emerged that there was a case of polio in New York, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention immediately turned to Shoshana Bernstein. The agency urgently needed to increase polio vaccination rates in Rockland County, New York. And though Bernstein is neither a doctor nor a … Read more

RSV vaccine trial shows promising results, says Pfizer; the company will seek FDA approval this year

RSV vaccine trial shows promising results, says Pfizer;  the company will seek FDA approval this year

CNN — Pfizer says it has enough promising data on its respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, vaccine designed to protect newborns that it will end study enrollment and submit for approval by the United States Food and Drug Administration by the end of the year. RSV is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild … Read more

What to do if your child has a respiratory infection? Our medical analyst explains

What to do if your child has a respiratory infection?  Our medical analyst explains

CNN — A common respiratory virus, respiratory syncytial virus, is emerging in the United States, causing some children’s hospitals to be overwhelmed. The flu virus is also on the rise, along with other viruses – such as adenovirus and rhinovirus – that cause colds. At the same time, children are back in school and families … Read more

RSV: Behaviors that helped protect us from Covid are likely leading to an increase in RSV cases, scientists say

RSV: Behaviors that helped protect us from Covid are likely leading to an increase in RSV cases, scientists say

CNN — The behaviors that have helped protect us from Covid-19 over the past two and a half years – lockdowns, physical distancing, wearing masks, washing hands – are likely behind the “unprecedented” early surge in RSV infections this year, scientists say. These factors may also have thrown other seasonal respiratory viruses out of whack … Read more

RSV in Children: Symptoms, Treatment and What Parents Need to Know

RSV in Children: Symptoms, Treatment and What Parents Need to Know

CNN — In September an 8 month old baby walked into Dr. Juanita Mora’s office in Chicago with an infection the doctor didn’t expect to see for two months: RSV. Like his peers across the country, the allergist and immunologist treated the little ones with the cold-like virus long before the season started. “We are … Read more

Here’s why mosquitoes are more attracted to some people than others

Here’s why mosquitoes are more attracted to some people than others

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — If you’ve always suspected you might just be a mosquito magnet, scientists now have some proof for you: Mosquitoes are indeed attracted to some humans more than others, according to a new study. … Read more

Here’s why mosquitoes are more attracted to some people than others

Here’s why mosquitoes are more attracted to some people than others

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — If you’ve always suspected you might just be a mosquito magnet, scientists now have some proof for you: Mosquitoes are indeed attracted to some humans more than others, according to a new study. … Read more