NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s (DOH) State Laboratories Division (SLD) confirms the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.529, also known as the Omicron variant, has been...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced today five confirmed cases of the omicron variant. The cases were reported in Suffolk County on Long Island, two in Queens, one...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) today announced that its Public Health Laboratory has found the variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus known as Omicron in a specimen...

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NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Mutations happen with viruses all the time and the Omicron COVID-19 variant is the latest and is receiving a lot of media attention. Today is December 1, 2021, a very...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews California state health officials and the San Francisco Department of Public Health have confirmed a case of the Omicron variant in California. The individual had just...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Columbian Park Zoo in Lafayette, Indiana made the following announcement Tuesday: It is with a very heavy heart that we announce that six of our nine African penguin...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) reported today (computer translated) on five confirmed Omicron variant cases. A married couple who arrived from...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Officials in Øygarden municipality  (computer translated) in Norway are reporting two confirmed cases of omicron infection in the island municipality in Vestland county. The...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Lyme disease cases are becoming more frequent and widespread. Currently, it affects almost half a million people nationwide each year. Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium, Borelliella...