Mystery illness sickens more than 300 in India.

A mysterious illness has sickened hundreds of people in a city in southeastern India, according to news reports. Over the weekend, more than 300 people in the city of Eluru, located in the state of Andhra Pradesh, were hospitalized with epilepsy-like symptoms, including seizures and loss of consciousness, as well as nausea and vomiting, according […]

Fiji’s vaccine program reduces childhood death and illness: study

Fiji’s national vaccine program against pneumonia, a serious lung condition, and rotavirus, a common disease which causes severe diarrhoea and vomiting, has reduced illness and death, new research shows. The University of Melbourne-led research team, which worked with the Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services, says the results underline the importance of vaccines and […]

COVID-19 infection rates low in people with rheumatic diseases, most report mild illness

ATLANTA — A new study shows that the COVID-19 infection incidence has been low in people with rheumatic diseases, and most of those infected experience a mild course of illness. Additionally, fatalities have been low among rheumatic disease patients infected with COVID-19. Details of this research was presented at ACR Convergence, the American College of […]

Laboratory findings associated with severe illness, mortality among hospitalized patients with COVID

What The Study Did: This observational study examined how well sociodemographic features, laboratory value and comorbidities of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in Eastern Massachusetts might predict a course of severe illness. Authors: Roy H. Perlis, M.D., M.Sc., of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and an associate editor at JAMA Network Open, is the corresponding author. To access the […]