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NJ sees rise in antibiotic-resistant infections
New Jersey physicians are seeing a rise in antibiotic resistant infections. So far this year, at least 127 cases of Candida auris, a potentially deadly fungal infection, have been reported. There has also been an increase in bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa which can lead to vision loss and death. Experts believe the rise in these “super bugs” comes partly from the overuse of antibiotics.
Monkeypox may return to NYC
Monkeypox cases have dropped in New York City, but experts say there is still a low-level threat. There have been 39 cases so far this year. Many individuals are not vaccinated. A spokesman for Heritage of Pride, the nonprofit group that organizes New York City Pride said the following: “As an organization, we will do everything in our power to educate the public on making good decisions and getting the proper vaccines, but the onus does remain on individuals to make those decisions as well.”
Link between COVID and anemia
Studies show that while COVID doesn’t seem to cause anemia, it can make those with anemia sicker than usual. According to the study, ‘COVID typically triggers an inflammatory response that can further reduce hemoglobin levels in a person with anemia.’ For this reason, those with anemia are susceptible to severe COVID.