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Iowa shifts monkeypox vaccine strategy due to limited supply

Iowa shifts monkeypox vaccine strategy due to limited supply

Iowa will soon start prioritizing the first doses of the monkeypox vaccine.According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are currently 13 confirmed cases of monkeypox in Iowa.The Polk County Health Department is one local agency providing vaccines but patients must meet a few requirements to be eligible.According to the Polk County Health Department:Eligible individuals …

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Monkeypox safe sex: CDC suggests fewer partners

Monkeypox safe sex: CDC suggests fewer partners

Comment on this story Comment Sexually active Americans should consider limiting partners and avoiding sex parties to reduce the risk of contracting monkeypox until they get vaccinated, according to updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Friday. The revisions come a day after the Biden administration declared the growing monkeypox outbreak …

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Fecal fountains: CDC warns of diarrheal outbreaks linked to poopy splash pads

Fecal fountains: CDC warns of diarrheal outbreaks linked to poopy splash pads

Enlarge / A 2-year-old enjoys the spray of water in a splash pad in Los Angeles on June 20, 2022. In this summer’s record-blazing heat, a spritz of crisp, cool water sounds like delicious bliss. Each drop offering brisk relief as it pitter-patters on your face, quenching your sizzling skin. But if you find such …

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Forget Covid, the Las Vegas Strip May Have a New Health Problem

Forget Covid, the Las Vegas Strip May Have a New Health Problem

The last two years have taught epidemiologist a lot about real time surveillance of transmissible diseases.  One of the lessons learned is that sewage water can tell you a lot about a population. So in response to the covid-19 pandemic, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control launched the National Wastewater Surveillance System (NWSS) in September …

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Orange County monkeypox victim shares battle against virus

Orange County monkeypox victim shares battle against virus

Recently confirmed monkeypox cases in Central Florida have pushed the state’s total infections to 371 as of Friday, the fourth highest in the nation. More than 5,000 cases are confirmed in the U.S. One western Orange County resident with the virus worries there could be more victims in Central Florida. RELATED: Local doctors urge vigilance …

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CDC and public health agencies muddy the message on monkeypox

CDC and public health agencies muddy the message on monkeypox

Covid-19 revealed a lot of embarrassing shortcomings in the US public health system. The CDC struggled early in the pandemic to get usable tests to doctors and health clinics. Data reporting was terrible, meaning that our public officials were flying blind in the effort to put a response together. Public health officials initially told us …

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CDC Leaders Continue to Mislead About Monkeypox

As monkeypox—a disease that the CDC refuses to identify as a sexually transmitted disease, even though it is spread almost exclusively by men who have sex with men—continues to rage through the gay community, the complaints about “government inaction” have already begun. Claiming that the government has not done enough to keep the gay community …

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