Viral ‘trifecta’ firmly in Walla Walla area | Health Fitness

What health experts across the country are calling a “triple demy” of respiratory illnesses took a while to reach the Walla Walla area, but it’s definitely here now. Dr. Daniel Kaminski, chief of public health for Walla Walla County, said this week the trifecta of flu, RSV and COVID-19 has led to increased hospitalizations and … Read more

Vigo health officials monitor COVID-19 numbers | Local news

Although COVID-19 hasn’t been a significant part of America’s daily discourse for a satisfying amount of time, officials with the Vigo County Health Department worry that the number of cases could rebound alarmingly as the weather cools. “For the last two years we have been in a period of limited contact [among citizens]” said Shelby … Read more

San Joaquin County health officials are still taking COVID seriously as cases decline | News

While President Joe Biden declared the COVID-19 pandemic nearly three weeks ago, San Joaquin County’s public health officer took a more reserved stance. “We’ve certainly come a long way in this pandemic, but there are still several hundred people dying every day from COVID-19 in the United States, and we’re facing the possibility of a … Read more

Tulsa, Osage County Health Departments offer flu shots by appointment

The Tulsa Health Department is now offering seasonal flu vaccinations by appointment at four locations in the Tulsa area, including Sand Springs Health Center. New this year is a high-dose vaccine that is recommended for everyone age 65 and older. The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone over the age of 6 months. Health officials … Read more

Employment Law: Workplace Implications of Changing Covid-19 Restrictions | Local business news

By KAREN MICHAEL Special Correspondent Two federal agencies — the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — have said it’s time to minimize the disruptions of COVID-19 to our lives, and that includes the workplace. Employers grapple with their COVID policies as pandemic eases. Last month, the EEOC updated … Read more

County health group urges resources for ‘frightening’ polio threat | Local news

ALBANY — The discovery of poliovirus in sewage samples in two counties upstate New York has prompted calls for new resources for county health departments to prepare for the emerging threat. These agencies have been overwhelmed with work since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic 2 1/2 years ago. Most recently, they reversed themselves as … Read more

County health group urges resources for ‘frightening’ polio threat | Local news

ALBANY — The discovery of poliovirus in sewage samples in two counties upstate New York has prompted calls for new resources for county health departments to prepare for the emerging threat. These agencies have been overwhelmed with work since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic 2 1/2 years ago. Most recently, they reversed themselves as … Read more

Joint development of three systems related to the respiratory health of the baby

A new multidisciplinary study conducted by researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center found that the joint development of three systems, the intestinal microbiome, the respiratory system and the immune system, is linked to a baby’s respiratory health. results if the development of one of these systems is impaired. The study “Aberrant trajectories of … Read more