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Recent articles by Aria:

35 cases of a new virus have been recorded in China, but scientists aren't alarmed

The cases of Langya virus, a new type of henipavirus, were documented from 2018 to 2021. There are no signs of human-to-human spread. → Read More

What to know about polio vaccines and symptoms

The New York State Health Department warned Thursday about the potential community spread of polio, a disease the U.S. eradicated decades ago. → Read More

US officials declare monkeypox a public health emergency

Monkeypox cases have topped 6,600 nationwide, but officials still hope they can control the outbreak with more vaccines and testing. → Read More

Severe hepatitis in children: Amid fresh clues, researchers wonder whether the phenomenon is new at all

A new theory suggests that a co-infection of two viruses, plus a genetic marker, could be behind cases of dangerous liver inflammation among children. → Read More

Allegations of fabricated research undermine key Alzheimer’s theory

A six-month investigation by Science magazine uncovered evidence that images in the much-cited study, published 16 years ago in the journal Nature, may have been doctored. → Read More

WHO declares monkeypox an international public health emergency

The same designation was used in the past for Covid-19, Ebola, Zika, H1N1 flu and polio. More than 16,500 monkeypox cases have been recorded worldwide. → Read More

How extreme heat becomes deadly — and how to protect yourself and your pets

Heat kills more people in the U.S. each year than any other type of weather event. → Read More

Anthony Fauci likely to retire by the end of Biden's term

The longtime director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases intends to step down by January 2025. → Read More

What went wrong with the rollout of the monkeypox vaccine?

Limited testing, a delayed FDA inspection and technical issues with online appointments have likely helped the virus take hold in the U.S. → Read More

Omicron BA.5, BA.4 Covid symptoms: New subvariants better at evading immune protection

An FDA advisory committee recommended that Covid vaccine makers target two omicron subvariants — BA.4 and BA.5 — in new booster shots expected to come this fall. → Read More

Listeria outbreak linked to Florida ice cream brand, CDC finds

An investigation traced a listeria outbreak that resulted in one death to products from Big Olaf Creamery in Florida. One lawsuit has already been filed. → Read More

Justice Thomas cites debunked claim that Covid vaccines are made with cells from 'aborted children'

Thomas cited the claims in a dissent to the Supreme Court’s refusal to take up a challenge by health care workers who opposed New York's vaccine mandate on religious grounds. → Read More

14 percent of world population may have had Lyme disease, research finds

In a new analysis, Central Europe had the highest share of residents with Lyme disease antibodies — 21 percent — compared to 9 percent in North America. → Read More

'March for Our Lives' protests against gun violence sweep nation

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in hundreds of protests across the country Saturday to push lawmakers to take action on gun violence. → Read More

WHO warns of ‘real’ risk that monkeypox will become established outside Africa

Disease experts worry that the window to contain monkeypox in many countries where it’s not already endemic is closing, but they said it’s not too late. → Read More

Two distinct monkeypox variants found in U.S., adding to outbreak’s mystery

Differences in the genetic sequences of U.S. monkeypox cases complicate the picture of the outbreak’s origin. → Read More

Dogs can detect Covid with high accuracy, even asymptomatic cases

Trained dogs were better at detecting positive Covid cases than a rapid antigen test, a study found. → Read More

Drinking coffee may be linked to lower risk of death, even with a little sugar

People in the U.K. who had more than one daily cup of coffee had a lower mortality risk than non-coffee drinkers, a study found. → Read More

Nine monkeypox cases identified in U.S.: What we know about each of them

The CDC is tracking monkeypox cases in seven states: California, Florida, Massachusetts, New York, Utah, Virginia and Washington. → Read More

Smallpox vaccines can protect against monkeypox, and U.S. has 100 million doses

Two FDA-approved vaccines for smallpox are in the Strategic National Stockpile, one of many reasons this outbreak is nothing like the coronavirus. → Read More