Rabbit virus has evolved to become more deadly, new research finds

A common misconception is that viruses become milder over time as they become endemic within a population. Yet new research, led by Penn State and the University of Sydney, reveals that a virus—called myxoma—that affects rabbits has become more deadly over time. The findings highlight the need for rigorous monitoring of human viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, monkeypox and polio, for increased virulence.
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How Black-Led Cities Are Handling Gov. Abbott's Migrant Bus Crisis

Since April, Mayors Lori Lightfoot, Eric Adams, and Muriel Bowser have had to address an unexpected influx of migrants courtesy of the Texas Governor. Since April, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has launched and executed “Operation Lone Star.” The controversial theatrical political tactic has bused migrants who crossed the nation’s borders in Texas to New York City, Washington, D.C., and Chicago. Though there was only one instance where migrants were flown to and abandoned in Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, the other cities have borne the brunt of the operation.
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Polio resurrection raises concern among Americans

Several diseases have been spreading over the past year, starting with the Omicron variant of COVID-19, then the breakout of Monkeypox and now a potential resurgence of Polio. Over the summer, there was a case of a 70-year-old man admitted to the hospital in Rockland County, NY, who was diagnosed with the Polio virus. Polio was also recently found in the wastewater systems of New York. According to the Yale School of Medicine, many Americans are wondering if they should brace themselves for another deadly virus outbreak.

Monkeypox case confirmed at Cumberland County elementary school

A school in the Cumberland Valley School District has announced to families that someone who was recently at one of their school buildings has tested positive for monkeypox. On the Shaull Elementary School website, a message has posted to families of students, stating that the Cumberland Valley School District has recently been notified of the positive case, and that personal communication has already been made with “anyone believed to have been in close proximity with the individual.”
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First monkepyox case recorded in Panhandle Health District

COUER D’AELENE, Idaho – The Panhandle Health District (PHD) announced it had recorded the first case in its jurisdiction. “We are working closely with the state to take any action to swiftly break the chain of infection, but it is possible the individual acquired the infection while outside of the area,” said Jeff Weigel, epidemiologist with PHD. “It’s important to remember that the risk of monkeypox in the United States, and north Idaho remains low.”

Person at Cumberland County elementary school tests positive for monkeypox

SILVER SPRING TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WHTM) — A person who was recently at Shaull Elementry School has tested positive for monkeypox, according to Cumberland Valley School District. An alert from the superintendent posted on Thursday, Oct. 6, states that a person who was recently in the school has tested positive. Personal communication has been made with anyone that could have been in close proximity to the person who tested positive, the superintendent noted.