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Officials expected to decide on new COVID-19 vaccine design in early July

Officials are planning to roll out an updated vaccine this fall and winter.
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A nurse administers the Pfizer booster shot at a COVID-19 vaccination and testing site in Los Angeles, on May 5, 2022.
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African scientists baffled by monkeypox cases in Europe, US

Scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks of monkeypox in Africa say they are baffled by the disease’s recent spread in Europe and North America
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This 1997 image provided by the CDC during an investigation into an outbreak of monkeypox, which took place in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), formerly Zaire, and depicts the dorsal surfaces of the hands of a monkeypox case patient, who was displaying the appearance of the characteristic rash during its recuperative stage. As more cases of monkeypox are detected in Europe and North America in 2022, some scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks in Africa say they are baffled by the unusual disease's spread in developed countries. (CDC via AP)
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G-7 agree to pact to better prepare for future pandemics

The Group of Seven wealthy democracies has announced plans to strengthen epidemiological early-warning systems to detect infectious diseases with pandemic potential
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German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach, rear center, speaks as he opens a working session of a health ministers of the G7 countries in the Red City Hall in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, May 19, 2022. On the screen is Xavier Becerra, Health Minister of the USA, who cannot attend in person due to a corona infection. Photo: (Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa via AP)
May 19

N. Korea's low death count questioned amid COVID-19 outbreak

North Korea says that nearly 10% of its 26 million people have fallen ill and 65 people have died amid its first COVID-19 outbreak
May 19
FILE - In this photo provided by the North Korean government, a doctor checks a resident's temperature to curb the spread of coronavirus infection, in Pyongyang, North Korea on May 17, 2022. North Korea said Friday, May 20, that nearly 10% of its 26 million people have fallen ill and 65 people have died amid its first COVID-19 outbreak, as outside experts question the validity of its reported fatalities and worry about a possible humanitarian crisis. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
May 19

EXPLAINER: What is monkeypox and where is it spreading?

European and American health authorities have identified a number of cases of monkeypox this week, a surprising outbreak of an illness that has previously been limited mostly to central and western Africa
May 19
This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, Portuguese health authorities confirmed five cases of monkeypox in young men, marking an unusual outbreak in Europe of a disease typically limited to Africa. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP)
May 19

FDA head: Baby formula factory could reopen by next week

The Food and Drug Administration's commissioner says a shuttered baby formula factory could be up and running by next week
May 19
An employee walks near empty shelves where baby formula would normally be located at a CVS in New Orleans on Monday, May 16, 2022. President Joe Biden's administration has announced new steps to ease the national shortage of baby formula, including allowing more imports from overseas. (Chris Granger/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP)
May 19

Senate OKs overhaul of baby formula rules in aid program

The Senate has approved a bill aimed at easing the baby formula shortage for families participating in a government assistance program known as WIC
May 19
Katherine Gibson-Haynes helps distribute infant formula during a baby formula drive Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Houston. Parents seeking baby formula are running into bare supermarket and pharmacy shelves in part because of ongoing supply disruptions and a recent safety recall. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
May 19

CDC signs off on booster shots for children ages 5 to 11

Less than 30% of children ages 5 to 11 years old have been fully vaccinated.
May 19
A child receives a dose of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine at an event launching school vaccinations in Los Angeles, Nov. 5, 2021.
May 19

CDC urges Pfizer booster for children ages 5 to 11

U.S. health advisers are urging a booster dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11
May 19
FILE - A nurse holds a vial of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, right, and a vial of the vaccine for adults, which has a different colored label, at a vaccination station in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. U.S. regulators authorized a COVID-19 booster shot for healthy 5- to 11-year-olds on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, hoping an extra vaccine dose will enhance their protection as infections once again are on the rise. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
May 19

Federal judge again extends ban on Kentucky abortion law

A federal judge is extending an order blocking key portions of a new Kentucky abortion law
May 19
FILE -Abortion-rights supporters chant their objections at the Kentucky Capitol on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, in Frankfort, Ky. A federal judge on Thursday May 19, 2022 extended an order blocking key portions of a new Kentucky abortion law that had forced the state's two clinics to temporarily halt abortions. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner, File)
May 19

1st US case of monkeypox this year identified

A possible case has been identified in New York.
May 19
A rash due to monkeypox marks the hands of a patient during an investigation into an outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo during 1996 to 1997.
May 19

CDC panel approves boosters for young kids

Less than 30% of children ages 5 to 11 years old have been fully vaccinated.
May 19
Less than 30% of children ages 5 to 11 years old have been fully vaccinated.
May 19

20 years after spate of hospital deaths, ex-worker accused

Twenty years after a spate of deaths at a rural Missouri hospital, a former worker has been charged with murder
May 19
FILE - This undated photo provided by the Johnson County (Kan.) Sheriff's Department shows Jennifer Hall. The former respiratory therapist who is charged with first-degree murder in the death of a patient in Missouri 20 years ago has been arrested in northeastern Kansas, authorities said. Hall, was arrested in Johnson County, Kan., on Thursday, May 12, 2022, under the name Jennifer Semaboye, of Overland Park, Kan., the Livingston County Sheriff's Office said. (Johnson County Sheriff's Department via AP File)
May 19

Monkeypox is ‘very different’ from COVID-19: Experts

Cases have been confirmed in the U.S., U.K., Portugal, Sweden and Italy.
May 19
A health officer stands in front of a monkeypox virus information sign, May 15, 2019, at the airport in Tangerang near Jakarta, Indonesia. Monkeypox is an infectious disease by monkeypox virus endemic from parts of Central and Westerns Africa that make humans lesions, fever, muscle aches and chills.
May 19

COVID-19 cases rising amid possible approval of booster shot for kids

ABC News medical contributor Dr. Alok Patel discusses what to expect if the FDA approves Pfizer's booster shot for kids ages 5-11.
May 19
VIDEO: COVID-19 cases rising amid possible approval of booster shot for kids
May 19

Providers say abortions won't be available in Oklahoma after the governor signs the state's latest anti-abortion bill

Providers say abortions won't be available in Oklahoma after the governor signs the state's latest anti-abortion bill
May 19
May 19

Court tosses $300,000 hospital bill for promised $1,300 tab

Colorado’s Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a woman who expected to pay about $1,300 for back surgery but was charged more than $300,000 by a suburban Denver hospital
May 19
May 19

The tiniest babies: Shifting the boundary of life earlier

Growing numbers of extremely premature infants are getting lifesaving treatment and surviving
May 19
May 19

Cancer deaths in Black people drop; still higher than others

A new study says cancer deaths rates have steadily declined among Black people but remain higher than in other racial and ethnic groups
May 19
FILE - Nayla Fair, an intern at The Hampton University Cancer Research Center, examines cancer cells through a microscope on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Cancer death rates have steadily declined among Black people but remain higher than in other racial and ethnic groups, according to a U.S. government study released Thursday, May 19, 2022. (Daniel Linhart/The Virginian-Pilot via AP, File)
May 19

FDA commissioner testifies on baby formula shortage

The commissioner testified at a congressional hearing that a closed Abbott facility could reopen in the next week or two, and products could be shipped out in the next six to eight weeks.
May 19
VIDEO: FDA commissioner testifies on baby formula shortage
May 19

What to know about monkeypox

With clusters of the disease popping up in Europe and one confirmed case in the U.S., do people need to worry about the virus spreading?
May 19
With clusters of the disease popping up in Europe and one confirmed case in the U.S., do people need to worry about the virus spreading?
May 19

CDC expected to recommend boosters for children, 5 to 11

Dr. Simone Wildes, South Shore Health infectious diseases specialist, discusses the timeline of when booster shots could be available for children ages 5-11 pending CDC approval.
May 19
VIDEO: CDC expected to recommend boosters for children, 5 to 11
May 19

Spain confirms 7 monkeypox cases as European outbreak grows

Health officials in Spain have reported seven cases of monkeypox and Portugal updated its number of confirmed cases to 14
May 19
May 19

World was unprepared for COVID and ill-equipped for next pandemic: Report

The updated report found the world’s COVID-19 response remains “insufficient.”
May 19
People walk past the National Covid Memorial Wall in London on March 23, 2022 as Britain held a minute's silence to remember the victims of the coronavirus pandemic, on the second anniversary of the country's first lockdown.
May 19

Germany says pandemic not over as court OKs vaccine mandate

Germany’s health minister is warning that the coronavirus pandemic is not over yet
May 19
FILE - A doctor injects vaccination against the coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease to a man in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. Germany’s top court has approved rules requiring that health workers be vaccinated against COVID-19. The Constitutional Court announced Thursday that it has rejected a complaint against the measure, arguing that protecting vulnerable people in hospitals and care homes is more important than the infringement of health workers' rights. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
May 19

WHO clears China's CanSino COVID vaccine for emergency use

The World Health Organization has granted an emergency use authorization for the coronavirus vaccine made by China’s CanSino Biologics
May 19
May 19

EU: Nearly 270 cases of salmonella found in chocolate eggs

European health officials say nearly 270 cases of salmonella infection linked to chocolate Easter eggs have now been reported throughout Europe and in North America, the vast majority in children
May 19
May 19

New warning on baby formula shortage scams

Scammers "tricking desperate parents" into buying formula "that never arrives."
May 19
In this undated file photo, baby formula powder is shown.
May 19

Tea and infomercials: N. Korea fights COVID with few tools

North Korean propaganda describes an all-out effort to fight a COVID outbreak.
May 19
FILE - In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, visits a pharmacy in Pyongyang, North Korea on May 15, 2022. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
May 19

Shanghai to reopen subways in easing of COVID restrictions

The locked-down Chinese metropolis of Shanghai will reopen four subway lines.
May 19
A man wearing a face mask stands on a bridge over an expressway in Beijing, Thursday, May 19, 2022. Parts of Beijing on Thursday halted daily mass testing that had been conducted over the past several weeks, but many testing sites remained busy due to requirements for a negative COVID test in the last 48 hours to enter some buildings in China's capital. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 19

WHO: COVID deaths dropped by 21% last week but cases rising

The number of coronavirus deaths globally dropped by about 21% in the past week while cases rose in most parts of the world, according to the World Health Organization
May 19
A worker wearing a protective suit administers a COVID-19 test at a coronavirus testing site in Beijing, Thursday, May 19, 2022. Parts of Beijing on Thursday halted daily mass testing that had been conducted over the past several weeks, but many testing sites remained busy due to requirements for a negative COVID test in the last 48 hours to enter some buildings in China's capital. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 19

North Korea's suspected COVID-19 caseload nears 2 million

North Korea has reported 262,270 more suspected COVID-19 infections as its pandemic caseload nears 2 million
May 19
In this photo provided by the North Korean government, a doctor visits a family during an activity to raise public awareness of the COVID-19 prevention measures, in Pyongyang, North Korea Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
May 19

Biden invokes Defense Production Act for formula shortage

President Joe Biden has invoked the Defense Production Act to speed production of infant formula and has authorized flights to import supply from overseas
May 19
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., joined at left by Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., the House Appropriations Committee chair, talks to reporters as House Democrats unveil a $28 million emergency spending bill to address the shortage of infant formula in the United States, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, May 17, 2022. DeLauro says the bill would help the Food and Drug Administration take important steps to restore the formula supply in a safe and secure manner. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 18

US case of monkeypox reported in Massachusetts man

Massachusetts has reported a case of monkeypox in a man who recently traveled to Canada
May 18
This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a monkeypox virion, obtained from a sample associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, Massachusetts has reported a rare case of monkeypox in a man who recently had traveled to Canada, and investigators are looking into whether it is connected to recent cases in Europe. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP)
May 18

Biden invokes Defense Production Act for formula shortage

President Joe Biden has invoked the Defense Production Act to speed production of infant formula and has authorized flights to import supply from overseas
May 18
Infant formula is stacked on a table during a baby formula drive to help with the shortage Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Houston. Parents seeking baby formula are running into bare supermarket and pharmacy shelves in part because of ongoing supply disruptions and a recent safety recall. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
May 18

Portugal finds 5 monkeypox cases in men as outbreak spreads

Portuguese health authorities have confirmed five cases of monkeypox in young men, marking an unusual outbreak in Europe of a disease typically limited to Africa
May 18
This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, Portuguese health authorities confirmed five cases of monkeypox in young men, marking an unusual outbreak in Europe of a disease typically limited to Africa. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP)
May 18

Biden invokes Defense Production Act to boost baby formula production, authorizes flights to bring imports from overseas

Biden invokes Defense Production Act to boost baby formula production, authorizes flights to bring imports from overseas
May 18
May 18

Ashley Biden positive for COVID-19, skips Latin America trip

The White House says Ashley Biden, the daughter of President Joe Biden and Jill Biden, has COVID-19 and will no longer accompany her mother to Latin America trip
May 18
FILE - Ashley Biden introduces her father, Vice President Joe Biden, at a campaign rally at Lorain High School in Lorain, Ohio, Oct. 22, 2012. Ashley Biden, the daughter of President Joe Biden and Jill Biden, has COVID-19 and is no longer accompanying her mother on a trip through Latin America, the White House said Wednesday, May 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)
May 18

Officials say more areas of US may see mask recommendations

COVID-19 cases are increasing in the United States — and could get even worse over the coming months, federal health officials warned in urging areas hardest hit to consider reissuing calls for indoor masking
May 18
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is seen during the House Committee on Appropriations subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies hearing, about the budget request for the National Institutes of Health, Tuesday, May 17, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)
May 18

Investigation into mysterious pediatric hepatitis cases in the US expands

Thirty-six states and territories have now reported cases.
May 18
The Emergency Operations Center at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is active in Atlanta, March 19. 2021.
May 18

US health secretary tests positive for COVID on Germany trip

President Joe Biden’s top health official has tested positive for COVID-19, the latest member of his Cabinet to be infected with the virus
May 18
FILE - Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra speaks during an interview in Washington on March 17, 2022. Another member of President Joe Biden’s cabinet has tested positive for COVID-19. U.S. Health Secretary Becerra tested positive for the virus on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, while visiting Berlin, a spokeswoman for the Health and Human Services Department said. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
May 18

How the pandemic has worsened racial disparities in education

COVID-19 has made inequalities in education worse and Rey Saldana, president and CEO of Communities in Schools, explains how his organization is working to close the achievement gap.
May 18
VIDEO: How the pandemic has worsened racial disparities in education
May 18

Nearly every state to see increase in COVID hospitalizations: Forecast

There are now 24,000 COVID-positive Americans receiving care in the U.S.
May 18
Hospital workers cover a body of a COVID-19 patient with a sheet at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Los Angeles, Dec. 14, 2021.
May 18

America's mental health care deserts: Where is it hard to access care?

Hundreds of counties across the U.S. have no mental health care providers.
May 18
A woman is seen here in this undated stock photo.
May 18

FDA authorizes COVID-19 booster for children ages 5 to 11

ABC News contributor and epidemiologist Dr. John Brownstein discusses COVID-19 booster shots for young kids and the potential risks.
May 18
VIDEO: FDA authorizes COVID-19 booster for children ages 5 to 11
May 18

Impact of the pandemic on children in schools

Jamie Clausen says her son Cody “cannot do distance learning ever again” after realizing her son’s behavior changed throughout the pandemic while being in lockdown.
May 18
VIDEO: Impact of the pandemic on children in schools
May 18

With Roe in doubt, some fear tech surveillance of pregnancy

Companies that collect data from the digital clues people leave online often know their most sensitive health information _ gleaned from web searches, health apps and location trackers
May 18
May 18

COVID-19 tasks force details latest push for at-home tests

Dr. Ashish Jha, the White House COVID-19 Response coordinator, highlighted the recent availability of new tests eligible for Americans to order.
May 18
Dr. Ashish Jha, the White House COVID-19 Response coordinator, highlighted the recent availability of new tests eligible for Americans to order.
May 18

Germany OKs more COVID-19 vaccine spending for this fall

Germany's health minister says the government plans to spend another 830 million euros ($872 million) to buy new coronavirus vaccines that will allow the country to deal with a series of possible variants this fall
May 18
German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach attends the cabinet meeting of the German Government at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, May 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
May 18
Yana Stepanenko, 11, is carried by a doctor at a hospital in Lviv, Ukraine, May 13, 2022. Yana and her mother Natasha, 43, were injured April 8 during shelling at the Kramatorsk train station where they were trying to evacuate.