A pregnant mother who tested positive for COVID-19 transmitted the virus causing the disease to her prematurely born baby, UT Southwestern physicians report. Both were treated and recovered. The case, detailed in an article published last month in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, adds to a growing body of evidence...
The province reported 51 new COVID-19 cases in Manitoba over the weekend—16 on Saturday and 35 on Sunday—including a total of 32 in the Prairie Mountain Health region. The 35 new overall cases revealed on Sunday marks the second-highest one-day jump since the start of the pandemic. Of the 20 new...
A man from Rio Arriba County has died of septicemic plague, according to the New Mexico Department of Health. NMDOH says this is the first human plague death in New Mexico this year and the second human plague case overall. NMDOH also says this is the first human plague-related...
After a bit of a lull in Sarnia-Lambton’s COVID-19 caseload, two more cases have been confirmed by health officials. There are now 321 in the area, according to Lambton public health’s latest report released late Friday night. Three more people have also recovered from the disease caused by the novel...
Mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus have been found in Markham, Ont., public health officials confirm. York Region confirmed the positive tests in a news release issued late Friday afternoon, saying the mosquitoes were found in a trap near the intersection of Warden Avenue and Highway 7. “Although the chance of...
Provincial health officials have announced 17 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba. Dr. Brent Roussin, the province's chief public health officer, made the announcement on Friday afternoon. Roussin said this brings the province's total number of lab-confirmed and probable positive cases to 491 since early March. Of the new cases, 10 are...
The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 50 new test-positive cases and three new epidemiologically linked case of novel coronavirus in the province today, bringing the total number of cases in B.C. to 3,934. In total, 1,143 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 2,045 in Fraser Health,...
The CDC is calling on Americans not to drink potentially deadly hand sanitizers. The agency released details of 15 recent cases, including four people who died, three who lost vision, and eight others who were hospitalized after ingesting the product. Each of them had consumed versions of hand sanitizer that...
Obesity management should focus on outcomes that patients consider to be important, not weight loss alone, and include a holistic approach that addresses the root causes of obesity, according to a new clinical practice guideline published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). "People with obesity experience weight bias and stigma,...
Data from the COVID Symptom Study has revealed six distinct ‘types’ of COVID-19, which has major implications for treatment and monitoring. Analysis of data from the COVID Symptom Study app reveals that there are six distinct ‘types’ of COVID-19, each distinguished by a particular cluster of symptoms. Moreover, the team...