The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention defines Tourette’s Syndrome (TS) as a condition of the nervous system. It causes people to have “tics” – sudden twitches, movements, or sounds that people make repeatedly
The illnesses are considered rare. CDC officials last week said they are now looking into 180 possible cases across the US. Most of the children were hospitalised, at least 15 required liver transplants and six died
The mask mandate was scheduled to expire 18 March, but the Transportation Security Administration said Thursday that it will extend the requirement through 18 April.
US is looking to add a negative test along with its five-day isolation restrictions for asymptomatic Americans who catch the coronavirus
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said the guidance is in keeping with growing evidence that people with coronavirus are most infectious in the two days before and three days after symptoms develop
US lifts pandemic travel ban at airports and land borders from today; only vaccinated travellers allowed
According to CDC, the US will accept travellers who have been fully vaccinated with any of the vaccines approved for emergency use by the World Health Organisation, not just those in use in the US
The FDA assessed the safety of the kid-size doses in 3,100 vaccinated youngsters and has said that kids between 5 to 11 years will get just a third of the dose given to teens and adults.
Inputs of NEIS can greatly aid policymakers and various arms of the Indian government to prepare for future potential threats to public health in India
The vaccines offer strong protection against serious illness but US health officials now recommend boosters for some people at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
Two Johnson & Johnson doses provide 75 percent protection against COVID symptoms, finds official trial
The CDC said it expects a second dose of the J&J vaccine will be required, but that it needs more data before making a firm recommendation.
Moderna vaccine provides better long term protection against COVID-19 hospitalisation than Pfizer: CDC study
The Moderna vaccine was 93 percent effective against hospitalization, Pfizer was 88 percent effective, and J&J was 68 percent effective.
They are also 4.5 times more likely than the fully vaccinated to get infected and over 10 times more likely to be hospitalized.
The CDC has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for India indicating a moderate level of COVID-19 in the country. Early this year, the US had put India in Level 4
A CDC official said people who qualify for a third dose should ideally take the vaccine they already received, but that they could take the other two-dose vaccine if necessary.
The latest travel advisory replaces the one issued on 5 May that had placed India in the Level 4 category
This is not the first vaccine that has been linked to Guillain-Barré, although the risk appears to be tiny.
The Maharashtra chief minister made this suggestion in a virtual meeting held by the prime minister on Friday during which he took stock of the coronavirus situation
How the idea of wearing a mask has gone through phases of acceptance and resistance since the Spanish Flu
The World Health Organisation in no uncertain terms makes it clear that masks should be used as part of a comprehensive strategy of measures to suppress transmission and save lives.
President Joe Biden encourages countrywide July Fourth celebrations to mark return to normalcy following COVID-19
The planned celebration will be the largest event of Biden’s presidency and is designed to demonstrate the nation’s victory over the virus as COVID-19 cases and deaths drop to levels not seen since the first days of the outbreak.
'Very high level' of COVID-19 in India: US advises its citizens to avoid travel even if fully vaccinated
The recommendation from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's comes a day after Britain placed India on its COVID-19 travel red list