1st polio case surfaces in New York after 10 years

eAwaz Health

NEW YORK – Health officials in the US said a youngster, who lives in Rockland County, reportedly contracted polio in New York, the first case in 10 years. He developed paralysis although he did not recently travel outside the country. He had a vaccine-derived strain of the virus, perhaps from someone who got live vaccine – available in other countries, …

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Moderna vaccine recipients at less risk of hospitalization

eAwaz Medicine

Washington – A new study, ed by researchers out of Cleveland’s Case Western Reserve University, has found that people who received the Moderna vaccine are less likely to experience breakthrough infections compared to those who received the Pfizer-BioNTech. Published in Journal of the American Medical Association, it says a breakthrough infection is when an individual tests positive for COVID-19 more than 14 …