CDC releases new COVID guidelines just in time for school

The CDC is making changes to its COVID-19 guidance that affect quarantine and screening recommendations. As parents review their children’s back-to-school shopping list, they will be dealing with updated CDC COVID guidelines. People no longer need to stay six feet apart from each other and there will be one less test to prepare for, the … Read more

What is Langya? Here’s everything we know about the virus so far

Scientists identified a new virus called Langrya after researchers recorded multiple cases in China. Langya henipavirus, also known as LayV, was the first detected in the northeastern provinces of Shandong and Henan in late 2018, although scientists only correctly identified the virus last week. So far, Langrya doesn’t appear to be spreading as fast as … Read more

Another way the coronavirus is tricking us

When a cell feels that it has been infected by a virus, it generally knows that it is doomed. Soon, it will be destroyed by the body’s immune patrol or detonated by the invader itself. So the dying cell plays its trump card: it lets out microscopic shrieks that danger is near. These intercellular messages, … Read more

Hong Kong eases Covid quarantine for arrivals

Hong Kong will reduce its hotel quarantine for international arrivals from one week to three days from Friday, leader John Lee announced, in a relaxation of Covid restrictions that have severely curbed travel. Lee, the former Hong Kong security chief turned city leader, announced on Monday that the quarantine period for arrivals would be reduced … Read more

Monkeypox Vaccines: A Virologist Answers 6 Questions About How They Work, Who Can Get Them, And How Well They Prevent Infection

Monkeypox will not be the next COVID-19. But as the outbreak spiraled into thousands of infections, with cases in nearly every state, the US on Thursday declared monkeypox a national public health emergency. One reason health experts didn’t expect monkeypox to become so widespread is that the United States had previously approved two vaccines against … Read more

NYC DOC Captain Working Rikers Island Contracts Monkeypox

At least two uniformed Department of Correction employees, including a captain who works directly with detainees, have contracted monkeypox, sources familiar with the matter told The Post on Friday. One of the employees, who the DOC says does not work at a jail on the island, tested positive Thursday and has been isolating in accordance … Read more

NYC DOC Captain Working Rikers Island Contracts Monkeypox

At least two uniformed Department of Correction employees, including a captain who works directly with detainees, have contracted monkeypox, sources familiar with the matter told The Post on Friday. One of the employees, who the DOC says does not work at a jail on the island, tested positive Thursday and has been isolating in accordance … Read more

NYC DOC Captain Working Rikers Island Contracts Monkeypox

At least two uniformed Department of Correction employees, including a captain who works directly with detainees, have contracted monkeypox, sources familiar with the matter told The Post on Friday. One of the employees, who the DOC says does not work at a jail on the island, tested positive Thursday and has been isolating in accordance … Read more

Powassan virus: 3-year-old Pennsylvania boy develops brain infection from rare tick-borne disease

A northern Pennsylvania boy faces a rocky road to recovery after a tick bite landed him in the hospital with complications from Powassan virus, a rare disease that led to a serious brain infection. Jonny Simoson, a three-year-old boy from Harvey’s Lake, Luzerne County, was swimming in a neighbor’s pool on June 15 when his … Read more