By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) is investigating a cluster of Legionnaires’ disease cases in Union County. The Department is aware of 14 confirmed cases of Legionnaires’...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced the first confirmed case of the COVID-19 variant, SARS-CoV-2 B.1.351, in the state. This variant is the same one that...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Earlier this week, Vermont health officials have confirmed detection of the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 – the viral mutation first detected in the U.K. in the fall of 2020. This...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 We’re a little late on this story out of Texas, in which a cougar at a facility that exhibits wild animals tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. On February 10, The...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The South Dakota Department of Health (SD-DOH) has confirmed that the B.1.1.7 variant, aka the “U.K. variant” of COVID-19, has been detected in the state. The findings were...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 City of Houston health officials reported this week that the more contagious variant of the COVID-19 virus, the UK variant B.1.1.7, was detected widespread in Houston’s...

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its first set of recommendations on activities that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely resume. The new guidance—which...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Cue COVID-19 Test for Home and Over The Counter (OTC) Use. The product is a molecular nucleic acid amplification...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced the first case in Illinois of the COVID-19 variant called P.1. The...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Los Angeles County health officials identified four cases of suspected wound botulism associated with heroin injection in February 2021. Two of the cases possibly used the same...