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U.S. Offers Vaccines To Certain People Exposed To Monkeypox. Here's What You Should KnowAs global health leaders investigate an unusual outbreak of monkeypox across more than a dozen countries, discussions in the United States have turned to vaccination against the disease -- and certain people exposed to the virus could be offered a vaccine.
U.S. Moves To Make Antiviral Drug More Available Against COVIDThe White House on Thursday announced more steps to make the antiviral treatment Paxlovid more accessible across the U.S. as it projects COVID-19 infections will continue to spread over the summer travel season.
What's The Latest On The Coronavirus Vaccine For Children Under 5? Dr. Leana Wen ExplainsThe US Food and Drug Administration is considering Moderna's application for emergency use authorization of its vaccine for this youngest age group and will also be considering Pfizer's soon.
What Is Monkeypox, Its Symptoms And Threat To You?An extremely rare disease called monkeypox, a much less severe cousin of smallpox, is spreading around the world. More than 250 cases have been reported in at least 16 countries.
'Masking Is A Really Good Idea': Hopkins Experts Urge Caution As COVID-19 Cases Surge AgainCOVID infections nationally are on the rise, up 168 percent in the past month. In Maryland, the COVID case rate has more than tripled in that time, according to the Department of Health.
Mayor Scott Allocates Another $11M Of ARPA Funds To Address Food Insecurity"Food insecurity has skyrocketed due to the pandemic, and there is a genuine need to address these issues for our residents,” said Mayor Brandon Scott.
Rabid Fox Found In Severna Park, Health Department SaysA rabid Red Fox has been found near a residential community in Severna Park, and officials are looking for any residents who may have come into contact with the animal, the Anne Arundel County Health Department said.
A Third Of US Should Be Considering Masks, Officials SayIn the last week, an additional 8% of Americans were living in a county in medium or high COVID-19 community levels.
FDA Clears COVID Booster Shot For Healthy Kids Ages 5 To 11The Food and Drug Administration’s authorization now opens a third shot of Pfizer's vaccine to elementary-age kids, too.
COVID-19 In Maryland: Hospitalizations Surpass 400, Positivity Rate Above 8%For the first time since February, there are more than 400 Marylanders hospitalized with COVID-19, according to data released Tuesday by the Maryland Department of Health.
Maryland Department Health Issues Guidance In Light Of Baby Formula ShortageIn the face of a nationwide baby formula shortage, the Maryland Department of Health is advising families to keep in close contact with their child's health care provider and encouraging residents to see if they're eligible for WIC benefits.
'Ending The Silence': Getting Past The Stigma Associated With Mental IllnessMental health impacts all of us, but it’s often hard to talk about.