Salmonella outbreak tied to pet bearded dragons, CDC says

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned Monday about an outbreak of salmonella tied to pet bearded dragons.  In an investigation notice, the agency said there had been 44 illnesses and 15 hospitalizations reported across 25 states.  SALMONELLA OUTBREAK FROM

Guillain-Barré syndrome: What is it?

Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a rare autoimmune disorder affecting about 1 in 100,000 people, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  While GBS is more common in men and adults older than 50, anyone can develop it, the agency

COVID-19 omicron variant may rapidly drop in US and Britain

Scientists are seeing signals that COVID-19′s alarming omicron wave may have peaked in Britain and is about to do the same in the U.S., at which point cases may start dropping off dramatically.  The reason: The variant has proved so wildly contagious that it

Illinois AG warns of fake COVID-19 'pop-up' testing sites

Some “pop-up” COVID-19 testing sites in Illinois have turned out to be fake, with the likely goal of trying to fraudulently obtain people’s personal information, the state attorney general’s office warned this week. “These testing sites are not licensed or regulated by

COVID-19 hospitalizations reported in US hit new high

U.S. hospitals are caring for the highest number of patients with Covid-19 reported during the pandemic, according to federal government data, as the Omicron variant worsens pressures on the already strained facilities. The U.S. seven-day average reached 140,576 people hospitalized with confirmed