Major testing of first possible Lyme vaccine in 20 years begins

DUNCANSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Researchers are looking for thousands of volunteers in the United States and Europe to test the first potential Lyme disease vaccine 20 years from now – in hopes of better combating the tick-borne threat. Lyme is a growing problem, cases increasing and global warming helping ticks expand their habitat. While a … Read more

Polio fears rise in New York amid possible community spread

ALBANY, NY (AP) — New York state health officials on Thursday issued a more urgent call for unvaccinated children and adults to get polio shots, citing new evidence of a possible “community spread” of the dangerous virus. The polio virus has now been found in seven different sewage samples in two adjacent counties in northern … Read more

US declares public health emergency over monkeypox outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government declared a public health emergency on Thursday to bolster the response to the monkeypox outbreak. which has infected more than 7,100 Americans. The announcement will free up money and other resources to fight the virus, which can cause fever, body aches, chills, fatigue and pimple-like bumps on many parts … Read more