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  • Study Identifies Countries Vulnerable to Extensively Drug-resistant Typhoid

    Using air travel records and data on where local conditions make transmission more likely, Yale School of Public Health researchers have identified countries where outbreaks of an extensively drug-resistant form of typhoid fever are most likely to occur. The research, published in Nature Communications, could help prevent and control additional outbreaks.

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  • COVID Likely to Peak in Colder Months as Virus Becomes Endemic in the US

    As COVID-19 becomes endemic in the U.S., it will likely settle into a seasonable rhythm like influenza, becoming most active during the colder months in northern climes and subsiding in summer, according to a new study by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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  • Seasonal Shot Strategies

    Researchers find that patients with cancer who are severely immunocompromised may benefit from a more frequent seasonal vaccine schedule.

    Source: Cancer Today
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  • 6 ways climate change hurts your health—and what you can do about it

    The summer of 2023 was the hottest in history. Global warming has resulted in record-breaking temperatures that don’t just make it unbearable to be outside—they’re taking a massive toll on our climate and health. Assistant Professor Kai Chen says heat can also trigger inflammation and impact the heart.

    Source: Fortune
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  • From appointments to insurance, COVID-19 vaccine issues continue in CT

    Yale School of Public Health Professor Gregg Gonsalves says that during the pandemic the American public health system and welfare system had been bolstered to the point where we had a semi-functional public health and social services apparatus. These programs have all been dismantled with the end of the public health emergency, returning us to the normal of "the unfulfilled promise of public health."

    Source: CT Insider
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  • Severe flooding linked to increased diarrhea risk in children

    Weather patterns driven by climate change are causing more severe flooding around the globe increasing the risk of potentially life-threatening diarrhea among children under the age of five, particularly among those living in low- and middle-income countries, according to a new study by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health.

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