A panel of doctors and scientists advising the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted to recommend that people 6 months of age and older get new COVID boosters this fall.
New director Dr. Mandy Cohen wants people to know the CDC does more than monitor threats from respiratory viruses.
While there’s been an uptick of COVID-19 cases heading into the fall, help is on the way, Dr. Mandy Cohen, the new director of the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Wednesday.
President Biden and others have lauded Mandy Cohen's pandemic leadership in North Carolina. Those in the state's most vulnerable communities tell a more nuanced story about the new CDC director.
The women reported being verbally abused, having their requests for help go unanswered and having their physical privacy infringed upon, according to a CDC survey.
Half of the people infected in the outbreak reported having contact with turtle with shells smaller than four inches wide. Owning pet turtles of that size is prohibited by federal law.
The monoclonal antibody drug prevents the lung infection that puts 58,000 to 80,000 young children in the hospital each year.
Mandy Cohen led North Carolina's department of Health & Human Services throughout the pandemic. Now, she's taking what she learned to the national level.
In July, coronavirus infections, hospitalizations and emergency room visits have inched up. Recent summers have seen a bump in COVID-19. This year's rise looks modest so far.
Citing the recent debt ceiling deal, the CDC is trimming its funding to child vaccination programs that focus on communities vulnerable to disease outbreaks. The cuts come despite data showing the percentage of children getting vaccinated has dropped in recent years.
The outgoing head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said her reasons for stepping down were complicated, driven in part by a desire to take a break from the frenetic pace of the job during a pandemic.
Health officials say more vaccination, testing and awareness among people at high risk for infection with mpox could curb a potential resurgence in the U.S.
A judge in Tacoma, Wash., approved a civil warrant for the woman's arrest after 16 requests for intervention from local health officials. Police observed the woman board a bus and visiting a casino.
A cluster of mpox cases in the Chicago area has sparked fears of a summer wave. Health officials are pointing to new research showing the vaccine is effective and hoping people take notice.
Rates of maternal mortality in the U.S. have soared, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. As Mother's Day nears, experts remember the women who died in childbirth.