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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A bubonic plague smear, prepared from a lymph removed from an adenopathic lymph node of a plague patient Authorities in China have stepped up precautions after a city in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region confirmed one case of bubonic plague. According to state reports, the Bayannur patient – a …

San Antonio – As COVID-19 cases spike following a loosening of restrictions, an infectious disease specialist with UT Health San Antonio warns that residents need to continue to take precautions and take it easy on the barbecues. Dr. Ruth Berggren, a professor at the Long School of Medicine, is concerned about recent jumps in both …

It’s late May in Florida, which means it’s getting hot outside and will only get hotter from here. The coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly put a damper on some of your summer plans, but experts have a glimmer of good news: if extra precautions are taken, you can go to the pool without worrying about catching …

Employees at UC San Diego Health voiced concerns that they’re not being given the equipment they need to keep them safe as they treat patients with COVID-19. “We are in close contact with patients at all times, so it is absolutely essential that we have the highest level of personal protective equipment,” said Michael Kennedy, …

Officials are taking extra steps at the polls today to ensure the health and safety of voters. The virus is not expected to have a sizable impact on voting Tuesday, according to Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin, the top official overseeing elections in Massachusetts. But he has ordered local polling places to enforce additional …

ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — Maryland state lawmakers and health officials are readying themselves for a potential outbreak of the coronavirus. Three people are currently being tested but there are no cases confirmed in the state. Governor Larry Hogan assured the state that they are ready for any confirmed cases. “While we are hoping for the best, …

It will be up to travelers to identify themselves if they suspect coronavirus symptoms when they arrive at Honolulu International Airport, federal health officials said Tuesday. Passengers arriving in Honolulu from the Hubei Province of China will receive a copy of a travel health alert notice as they pass through customs. The notice warns them …