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— William Wilberforce

Enterovirus Infection Reportedly Linked to Severe Myocarditis in Babies

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On Apr. 5, 2023, the World Health Organization  (WHO) received information from the National IHR Focal Point (NFP) for the United Kingdom (U.K.) of an increase in severe myocarditis in infants believed to be associated with an enterovirus infection in Wales.1 Enterovirus is a common pathogen that can cause respiratory illness, hand, foot and mouth […]

Mumps Cases Jump 700 Percent in Northern Ireland

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Story Highlights A 700 percent increase in incidence of mumps has been reported in Northern Ireland, reflecting a similar surge in cases in other developed nation. Most cases have occurred in fully vaccinated young adults, for whom the potential complications of mumps are more serious than they are in children. The increase in cases has […]

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