CDC: Delta as contagious as chickenpox
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say the Delta variant (B1617.2) is as contagious as chickenpox in an internal document leaked to the Washington Post today.
Tokyo records COVID-19 cases Saturday
The Tokyo metropolitan government confirmed a record 4,058 daily coronavirus cases Saturday, with the figure topping the 4,000 mark for the first time and triggering concerns about an explosive surge in infections while the Olympics are held in the capital.
Nanjing airport coronavirus cluster
China’s Covid-19 control measures are under intense pressure after an airport cluster in Jiangsu province’s Nanjing is believed to have led to infections in 15 cities across the country in just over a week.
Milwaukee Police Food Poisoning Outbreak Sickens Eleven
Milwaukee police confirm that “several” officers had to seek hospital treatment after they were sickened in an apparent case of food poisoning.
Dhaka dengue cases rise, Terminals and deports are Aedes hotspots
Major terminals and depots in the capital have become ideal breeding grounds for Aedes mosquito, the carrier of dengue virus, thanks to puddles formed in discarded tyres and plastic containers.
Colorado: Two monitored for monkeypox
Two people in Colorado are being monitored for monkeypox after being on a flight with an infected traveler. A Texas man was diagnosed earlier this month after returning from Nigeria to Dallas.
FDA vows ‘all hands on deck’ effort to get Pfizer coronavirus vaccine full approval as quickly as possible
With coronavirus cases surging, the Food and Drug Administration’s top vaccine official said Friday the agency is redeploying staff and adding computer and other technical resources to accelerate an effort to grant the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine full approval as rapidly as possible.
Florida coronavirus cases jump 50% as surge continues
Florida’s coronavirus cases jumped 50% this week, the state Health Department reported Friday, continuing a six-week surge that has seen it responsible for 1 in 5 new infections nationally, becoming the outbreak’s epicenter.