On March 31st, 2022, two Mayo Clinic experts offered their insight into the COVID-19 BA.2 subvariant, what effect the subvariant is having on vaccines andRead more
ROCHESTER, Minn. — The World Health Organization designated COVID-19 variant B.1.1.529, named omicron, a "variant of concern" on Nov. 26, 2021, and the first confirmedRead more
Hospitalizations and deaths due to COVID-19 continue to decline, leading to some optimism about the way forward from pandemic to endemic. But experts still urgeRead more
World TB Day will be observed Thursday, March 24, which makes this a good time to learn about this potentially serious infectious disease. In 2020,Read more
Ticks are a common concern in the spring as more people head outdoors. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a report thatRead more
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Fewer than 1 in 1,000 people who have been vaccinated or previously infected with COVID-19 were hospitalized with a new breakthrough infection,Read more
Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus — the same virus that causes chickenpox. If you've had chickenpox, the virus can lie dormant in yourRead more
The loss or change in a person's sense of taste and smell is something that can happen to people who have had COVID-19. It's aRead more
A grim tally was revealed this week, as the global death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 6 million, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. AndRead more
On March 7th, 2022, Mayo Clinic infectious disease expert Jack O’Horo, M.D., MPH fielded questions on what it will mean once COVID-19 transitions from a pandemic toRead more
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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have used decongestants over the years when I'm ill, but my doctor recently said that I should be cautious because nonprescription decongestantsRead more
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