“Tomato flu” was first identified in India on May 6 and has so far infected 82 children, who are all under the age of 5, according to a study by the Lancet Respiratory Medicine Journal. A further 26 kids up to the age of 10 are suspected of having cases of tomato flu. Aptly named … Read more‘Very contagious’ tomato flu virus detected in kids
“The U.S. has the resources we need to help us respond to monkeypox in this country right now. We’ve been preparing for this type of outbreak for decades,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in a briefing.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expressed concern Tuesday about an unusual outbreak of monkeypox in the United Kingdom, suggesting there appears to be at least some undetected transmission of the virus there and warning of the possibility that the outbreak could spread beyond U.K. borders.
Seemingly out of nowhere, Baelyn’s liver had become so damaged that it could no longer clean ammonia out of her blood. She’s part of a nationwide investigation by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention into recent cases of sudden severe hepatitis — or swelling of the liver — in 109 children in 25 … Read more‘This is not my kid’: CNN reports on the Mysterious hepatitis and how it wreaked havoc in a healthy child with shocking speed
A number of states now reporting cases or suspected cases
The U.S. children ranged in age from 1 to 6 years old, and two required liver transplants. The European cases are in a similar age range, though some have been older, WHO officials said. The WHO first became aware of the unusual illnesses early this month, when they learned of 10 children in Scotland with liver problems.