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Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Scientists have a message about the spotted lanternfly: If you see one, squish it. While that may sound harsh for bug lovers out there, experts say spotted lanternflies can be devastating to agriculture. “It’s a good idea if you can kill them, to do that,” Brian Eshenaur, a senior extension […]

fotog/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Health officials announced Friday that polio has been detected in wastewater samples in New York City. It comes just a few weeks after a case of polio was detected in Rockland County, located north of the city. Story developing… Copyright © 2022, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

Nathan Posner/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images (ATLANTA) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its COVID-19 guidance Thursday to ease recommendations for people who are unvaccinated and have been exposed to COVID-19. Previously, the CDC advised that people who were unvaccinated or hadn’t received their booster shots should quarantine for five days after exposure. If […]

Thanasis/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — As we approach the fall, there is a renewed push to get Americans vaccinated against COVID-19, particularly the elderly and the vulnerable, who continue to bear the brunt of the nation’s COVID-19 crisis. Although over 61 million people, over the age of 50, are eligible to receive their second COVID-19 […]

KoldoyChris/Getty Images (LONDON) — Children in London are being offered polio vaccine boosters after sewage samples with the virus were found in multiple areas across the city. The U.K. Health Security Agency announced Wednesday that all children between ages 1 and 9 across the British capital will be eligible to receive an inactivated polio vaccine booster. “This will ensure […]

Jackyenjoyphotography/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — With the number of cases of monkeypox rising across the world, and descriptions of rashes from the virus varying from person-to-person, people are concerned that any new bumps might be monkeypox. But with more than 10,300 cases in the U.S. so far, dermatologists interviewed by ABC News caution that a […]

Smith Collection/Gado via Getty Images (SILVER SPRING, Md.) — The Food and Drug Administration announced an emergency use authorization to move forward with their plan to stretch out the current monkeypox vaccine supply with a new injection method that will try to stretch one dose into five. Vaccine experts say that the scientific rationale behind […]

JGI/Jamie Grill/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) — Josie Hull and Teresa Cajas are celebrating a huge milestone many didn’t think would happen. The twins, born in July 2001, just turned 21. They’re not only marking their big birthday but also the 20th anniversary of their physical separation. Hull and Cajas were just girls when they traveled […]

Jasmin Merdan/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Since the first case of monkeypox was detected in the United States in mid-May, the outbreak has led to more than 10,300 reported cases across the country as of Wednesday. The evolving situation moved the Department of Health and Human Services to declare a public health emergency last week. […]

MR.Cole_Photographer/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — In a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change, researchers found that climate change is expected to aggravate 58% of the world’s infectious diseases. “The societal disruption caused by pathogenic diseases, as clearly revealed by the COVID-19 pandemic,” the authors wrote in the study published Monday, “provides worrisome glimpses into […]