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Healthline: Bird flu has arrived in the U.S. earlier than...

September 15, 2022

Cases of bird flu are spreading in the U.S. earlier than expected this year. A version of the avian flu was detected in a commercial flock of turkeys in August. Healthline reported the flock was “immediately quarantined” and euthanized to prevent disease transmission and poultry from the infected flock did not enter the food system. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health (MBAH) emphasized that biosecurity is paramount to stopping the spread of HPAI. “Flock owners large and small, from commercial operations to backyard flocks, should review their biosecurity measures to maintain the health of their birds,” the MBAH said in a statement. Healthline interviewed several experts for the bird flu story, including Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Internal Medicine in the UC College of Medicine.

Cincinnati.com: Should I get one of the new COVID-19 boosters?

September 7, 2022

The new booster vaccines to protect against severe COVID-19 have been authorized for use, and they come with the bonus of extra protection against the omicron variants that have been hovering and infecting people for months. Cincinnati.com checked with local experts on COVID-19 boosters, including Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Internal Medicine at the UC College of Medicine.

Medium: Are artificial sweeteners harmful? The truth

September 6, 2022

An article posted on Medium.com takes a deep dive into artificial sweeteners. The story examines what they are, takes a look at the different types of sweeteners that are on the market and the various effects they have on a person's health. The article quotes Vincent Martin, MD, professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the UC College of Medicine, director of the Headache and Facial Pain Center at the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute.

Healthline: What we know about breakthrough monkeypox cases

August 29, 2022

The World Health Organization announced recently that breakthrough infections have been reported in people who had been vaccinated against monkeypox. Healthline reported there is limited data available on the efficacy of the JYNNEOS shot, so it will take time to understand how effective it is at preventing infection. Data from the 1980s has shown that the vaccine was at least 85% effective, however, some health experts expect that number to change in the current outbreak. One of the experts cited in the Healthline story was Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the UC College of Medicine.

WVXU: As our area sees its first cases of monkeypox, experts...

August 5, 2022

The Biden administration has declared the growing monkeypox outbreak a national health emergency, a rare designation signaling that the virus now represents a significant risk to Americans and setting in motion new measures aimed at containing the threat. Cases of the virus have been confirmed in Greater Cincinnati. WVXU interviewed Jennifer Forrester, MD, of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the UC College of Medicine to learn more about how it spreads and how contagious it is.

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