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What you need to know about COVID-19 variants

New strains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus are emerging around the world, and evidence suggests that these new viruses—including a strain identified in the United Kingdom that seems to spread more quickly than others—have been circulating within the United States. For help understanding the implications of these new strains of the virus that causes COVID-19, the […]

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Five People Have Contracted Flesh-Eating Bacteria from the Long Island Sound—Here's What to Know About About the Rare Infection

Public health officials in Connecticut are warning residents about the risk of swimming or wading in the Long Island Sound after an “unusual number” of people became infected with flesh-eating bacteria from the water. Since July, there have been five reported cases of Vibrio vulnificus infections caused by bacteria in the water, according to a […]