Vaccination can help reduce the risk of monkeypox infection.
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While the majority of monkeypox cases thus far have been recorded among men who have sex with men, everyone is still at risk of contracting the disease.
Just because a variant spreads faster, it doesn’t necessarily mean it has a higher R0.
The monkeypox virus, shown in this illustration, can be transmitted through close contact between people.
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By late July 2022, monkeypox was present in more than 70 countries with significant spread in certain communities. As a result, the World Health Organization began taking steps to fight the virus.
Monkeypox is caused by the monkeypox virus, which are the ovals and circles seen in this electron microscope image of the skin of a person infected with monkeypox.
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The monkeypox virus, which is commonly found in West and Central Africa, is now causing many infections in the U.S., Europe and Latin America.
Our ability to use mathematical modelling is accelerating breakthrough discoveries in health care and biotechnology.
Domestic cats are allowed to roam can transmit parasites and diseases to humans and wildlife.
Allowing cats to roam unsupervised is detrimental to humans, wildlife and the cats themselves. Managing free-roaming cats should consider the risks they pose to other species.
Testing wastewater for the presence of diseases has grown in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has seen an increase in wastewater testing to monitor the spread of the virus. But historical cases show that targeted surveillance can further marginalize vulnerable populations.
Achieving herd immunity via vaccination was always going to be a hard ask. Now it’s mathematically impossible.
Monte Carlo simulations can predict different potential outcomes because they provide for the presence of random variables or elements.
Before the pandemic, an intergenerational tea party wouldn’t have seemed a risky proposition.
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People want a simple answer. Is this action safe? But despite Anthony Fauci bouncing responsibility for COVID-19 risk assessment to individuals, your risk can’t be boiled down to one probability.
The risk of a household contact becoming infected is low. So it’s time to lift isolation requirements, now so many of us are immune to the virus.
The world wants the pandemic to end and life to return to normal. When will that happen?
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This sort of precision complements health experts’ efforts, helping humans to be more precise and communicate more precisely.
Instead of making the lives of contact tracers easier, analysis shows the expensive technology missed contacts and added to their workload.
Endemic doesn’t mean we drop our guard, surrender to the virus or downgrade the threat the virus poses to individuals and the community.
We’d all like some answers. But uncertainty over how we count COVID cases is complicating the picture. Here’s what to expect in the days and weeks ahead.
A positive COVID-19 test is the first step in the process.
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A nationwide genomic surveillance system analyzes positive COVID-19 tests to build a picture of which variants are spreading in the population.
COVID-19 vaccines and treatments aren’t societal silver bullets when health disparities persist.
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Vaccines and medical treatments can only go so far in an unequal society. Facing the ongoing history of racial discrimination and bias in the US would help end the pandemic.
Last May, churches in low income communities across New York offered COVID-19 testing to residents in conjunction with Northwell Health and New York State, where COVID-19 hit residents the hardest.
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How two Canadian teams of economists and epidemiologists studied COVID-19 from a social science perspective to show that higher national income inequality is associated with worse COVID outcomes.
Understanding how much protection a vaccine offers is not as simple as it sounds.
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For a number of reasons, as time goes on vaccines become less effective. So how do researchers calculate how well vaccines are working?
Public health officials need to know where to focus their vaccination outreach efforts.
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Machine learning algorithms can help public health officials identify areas of high vaccine hesitancy by ZIP code to better target messaging and outreach and counter misinformation.