Polio discovered in New York City wastewater samples

Polio discovered in New York City wastewater samples

(NEW YORK) -- Health officials announced Friday that polio has been detected in wastewater samples in New York City. It comes just a few weeks after a case of polio was detected in Rockland County, located north of the city. Story developing... Copyright © 2022, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
CDC no longer requires unvaccinated to quarantine after being exposed to COVID

CDC no longer requires unvaccinated to quarantine after being exposed to COVID

(ATLANTA) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its COVID-19 guidance Thursday to ease recommendations for people who are unvaccinated and have been exposed to COVID-19. Previously, the CDC advised that people who were unvaccinated or hadn't received their booster shots should quarantine for five days after exposure. If no…
Only half of eligible Americans have gotten their first COVID booster

Only half of eligible Americans have gotten their first COVID booster

(NEW YORK) — As we approach the fall, there is a renewed push to get Americans vaccinated against COVID-19, particularly the elderly and the vulnerable, who continue to bear the brunt of the nation's COVID-19 crisis. Although over 61 million people, over the age of 50, are eligible to receive…
FDA’s move to stretch monkeypox vaccine supplies could pay off, experts say

FDA’s move to stretch monkeypox vaccine supplies could pay off, experts say

(SILVER SPRING, Md.) -- The Food and Drug Administration announced an emergency use authorization to move forward with their plan to stretch out the current monkeypox vaccine supply with a new injection method that will try to stretch one dose into five. Vaccine experts say that the scientific rationale behind…
Think you have monkeypox? It might be another skin condition

Think you have monkeypox? It might be another skin condition

(NEW YORK) -- With the number of cases of monkeypox rising across the world, and descriptions of rashes from the virus varying from person-to-person, people are concerned that any new bumps might be monkeypox. But with more than 10,300 cases in the U.S. so far, dermatologists interviewed by ABC News…
CDC sends team to New York to investigate polio case

CDC sends team to New York to investigate polio case

(NEW YORK) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has deployed a federal team to New York to investigate the case of polio detected in Rockland County. The team will also help administer vaccinations in the county. It's unclear how long the CDC will remain in the county or…
Monkeypox: What public health experts want you to know

Monkeypox: What public health experts want you to know

(NEW YORK) -- Since the first case of monkeypox was detected in the United States in mid-May, the outbreak has led to more than 10,300 reported cases across the country as of Wednesday. The evolving situation moved the Department of Health and Human Services to declare a public health emergency…
Harvard doctor on study claiming climate change intensifies pathogens

Harvard doctor on study claiming climate change intensifies pathogens

(NEW YORK) — In a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change, researchers found that climate change is expected to aggravate 58% of the world’s infectious diseases. “The societal disruption caused by pathogenic diseases, as clearly revealed by the COVID-19 pandemic,” the authors wrote in the study published Monday, “provides…