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Possible measles exposure reported at Philly airport

Philly Measles Airport

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RFK Jr. says a worm ate his brain. A local doctor explains how that can happen

rfk worm brain

Illness

People with COVID-19 can stop isolating once they are fever free and feeling better, CDC says

COVID-19 Isolation CDC

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Parents at Port Richmond school receive letter warning of mpox infection

mpox philly school

Illness

Possibility of wildlife-to-human crossover heightens concern about chronic wasting disease

Chronic Wasting Disease Deer

Illness

COVID-19, flu activity may have hit its winter peak, hospital trends suggest

COVID-19 Flu Cases

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Additional measles cases confirmed in Philly; city health centers to provide free MMR vaccines

Measles MMR vaccine

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Philly health officials have confirmed 4 measles cases since late December; others may have been exposed

Measles Philly CHOP

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RSV is spreading rapidly as the holiday season kicks into gear

Respiratory Illness RSV

Illness

Climate change may allow infectious diseases to spread further and linger longer, federal report warns

Climate change ticks disease

Illness

COVID-19 cases are rising in the U.S., but the risk remains 'low' in Philadelphia

Illness

Strep throat can easily be confused with throat infections caused by viruses – here's how to tell the difference

Sore Throat Cause

Prevention

It's tick season — here's how to stay protected and what to do if bit

Illness

A little-known respiratory virus surged this spring as other illnesses receded

Human Metapneumovirus hMPV

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End of COVID-19 emergency will usher in changes across the U.S. health system

COVID Emergency Ends

Prevention

Penn scientists inch closer to universal flu vaccine that could weaken future pandemics

Penn flu vaccine

Illness

Flu season is off to an early start in Philly, but it's hard to predict how it will shape out, officials say

Flu season Philly

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An RSV outbreak is surging in the United States; here's what parents should know

RSV Outbreak

Adult Health

An overlooked STD could become the next superbug, scientists warn

STDs M. gen.

Illness

Long COVID: How researchers are zeroing in on the self-targeted immune attacks that may lurk behind it

Long COVID

Illness

Polio outbreak in New York a warning sign for Philly, health experts say

Polio Philly

Prevention

Colleges need to prepare for monkeypox to spread among students, infectious disease experts say

Monkeypox Temple University

Prevention

Monkeypox vaccines are being rationed to combat the outbreak, but can the strategy work?

Prevention

The first Lyme disease vaccine in 20 years moves closer to reality

Prevention

How well do monkeypox vaccines prevent infection? A virologist answers 6 questions about the shots

Prevention

Philly is now updating its monkeypox cases, vaccine availability online

Illness

Viruses can change your scent to make you more attractive to mosquitoes, new research finds

Mosquito Virus Odor

Prevention

Monkeypox vaccines are now available in Philadelphia; here's how to get an appointment

Illness

Camden county detects its first monkeypox case

Illness

Monkeypox does not spread through airborne particles, CDC says

Monkeypox airborne transmission

Children's Health

Super antibodies from pregnant women may help scientists develop new therapies for deadly infections

Pregnant Women Antibodies

Illness

Monkeypox case found in Philadelphia, but officials say virus poses 'extremely low' risk

Illness

Monkeypox 'very unlikely' to cause a COVID-like outbreak, scientists say

Children's Health

Babies die as congenital syphilis continues a decade-long surge across the U.S.

Baby in Hospital

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COVID's 'silver lining': Research breakthroughs for chronic disease, cancer and the flu

Illness

COVID-19 appears destined to become endemic, but that won't make it harmless

Illness

A more contagious omicron strain has scientists fearing another COVID-19 surge

New omicron strain

Illness

Omicron surge may have peaked in the Philly region, but hospitals remain stressed

Illness

Early data suggests omicron variant causes less severe COVID-19, but more research is needed

Opinion

Yes, we should be keeping the healthier hand-washing habits we developed at the start of the pandemic

Hand Washing Disease Prevention

Prevention

Most people do not need COVID-19 booster shots, vaccine experts argue

Prevention

A combined COVID-19 and flu vaccine may be on the horizon

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