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Adult at Illinois day care tests positive for monkeypox, children potentially exposed

Adult at Illinois day care tests positive for monkeypox, children potentially exposed

An adult at an Illinois day care center has tested positive for monkeypox, and a number of children may have been exposed to the virus, health officials in Illinois announced on Friday. At this time, officials did not disclose the number of children that may have been exposed to the virus. Screening of children and …

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Gulf Coast tests confirm deadly tropical soil bacterium now endemic to US

Gulf Coast tests confirm deadly tropical soil bacterium now endemic to US

Enlarge / Burkholderia pseudomallei grown on sheep blood agar for 24 hours. B. pseudomallei is a Gram-negative aerobic bacteria, and it’s the causative agent of melioidosis. For years, health officials in the US noted sporadic, mysterious cases of a foreign bacterial infection, called melioidosis. The infection—which is difficult to diagnose, tricky to treat, and often …

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