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Health

  • Amanda Redic with 10-month-old Emma Redic shortly before Emma received her COVID-19 vaccination.
    Jason deBruyn
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    WUNC
    Pediatricians and public health offices around North Carolina are getting doses of the COVID-19 vaccine this week and say they are ready for parents to bring their little ones. State health officials encourage parents to vaccinate their children, saying the vaccine is safe and effective.
  • Symptoms of the monkeypox virus are shown on a patient's hand, from a 2003 case in the U.S. In most instances, the disease causes fever and painful, pus-filled blisters. New cases in the United Kingdom, Spain and Portugal are spreading possibly through sexual contact, which had not previously been linked to monkeypox transmission.
    Courtesy of CDC
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    Since May, there have been 156 cases identified in the U.S. Worldwide, there have been 3,308 cases. There have been no deaths related to this outbreak.