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The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta is monitoring more than 200 people in 27 states who may have been exposed to a man infected with monkeypox.

The CDC is working to evaluate individuals who came into contact with the man who returned to Atlanta from Lagos, Nigeria. The man then departed Atlanta on a flight to Dallas, Texas, where he tested positive for the monkeypox virus.

"While rare, this case is not a reason for alarm and we do not expect any threat to the general public," said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins in a press release.

Monkeypox was first discovered in 1958 at a research facility where monkeys were housed for research.

The CDC first detected cluster cases of monkeypox virus in the United States in 2003. Approximately 20 cases of monkeypox were reported in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana in 2003.

The viral disease was thought to be spread to humans by domestic prairie dogs being kept as household pets.

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Tammy Kauter, of Dorchester, Wisconsin, contracted the monkeypox virus from one of her 2 pet prairie dogs. She is pictured with her family and pet, Chuckles, on June 9, 2003.

The sick prairie dog died but Tammy kept Chuckles because it was thought she was immune after recovering from the virus and couldn't contract the disease again.

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Cases of a potentially deadly fungus have been reported in the United States for the first time ever, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

New cases of deadly Candida auris were reported in two locations, Washington D.C. and Texas, the CDC said Thursday.

The CDC reported five cases of "pan-resistant" C. auris, three in Washington, D.C., and two in Texas. All of the cases were acquired in facilities such as nursing homes and hospitals.

People with weak immune systems can get sick by breathing in the fungal spores. Most healthy people who inhale the fungal spores will not get sick.

The CDC has tracked Candida auris for years. But the new cases are "pan-resistant", meaning the fungus is resistant to all classes of antifungal drugs.

The fungus is usually diagnosed in very sick people who are hospitalized or living in long-term care facilities.

Doctors and researchers are alarmed by the new case because there is currently no treatment for pan-resistant C. auris.

The cases were reported in the CDC's online journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

In December 2020, the CDC added information on Fungal Diseases and COVID-19, including information on the spread of C. auris during the pandemic and invasive candidiasis in patients with COVID-19.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has set a January goal to decide whether to fully approve Pfizer's Covid-19 mRNA vaccine.

The Pfizer-BioNTech's vaccine was the first to be given emergency authorization by the FDA in 2020. If approved, Pfizer's mRNA injections will be the first fully approved coronavirus vaccine in the U.S.

Full FDA approval would allow Pfizer to directly market the shots to the general public at a price yet to be determined.

Full approval would only be for people aged 18 and older because emergency approval for people under 18 only occurred in May, according to DailyMail.com.

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As of Friday, more than 186.5 million vaccines have been administered in the U.S. The White House missed its goal of 70% of Americans with at least one vaccine dose.

Health experts are hopeful that full FDA approval will ease vaccine hesitancy in the Black community.

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Volunteers are knocking on doors of unvaccinated Americans in urban and rural areas to urge compliance.

The FDA met with officials from Pfizer to approve a third booster shot. However, the FDA and CDC say Americans who are fully vaccinated do not need a third booster shot.

People with long Covid symptoms in the UK are participating in trials to receive monthly Covid-19 mRNA vaccines.

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The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta is pulling out all the stops to combat "vaccine hesitancy" among the population who refuse to take the experimental mRNA injections.

The CDC tapped Dr. Jacqueline Walters, star of Bravo TV's 'Married to Medicine,' to calm people's fears about taking the shots.

As of Monday, 52% of Americans have taken at least one shot of the experimental spike protein gene therapy injections.

The Covid-19 vaccines still don't have full FDA approval.

Dr. Jackie emphatically tells her patients to take the Covid-19 injections.

"If you're trying to become pregnant now or plan to try in the future, you can get a Covid-19 vaccine," she says.

Dr. Jackie doesn't say whether women who are currently pregnant should take the shot. That may be due to reports of miscarriages among some women who took at least one shot.

The reality TV doctor does say there is no evidence that any vaccine causes fertility problems.

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The Center for Disease Control in Atlanta called an emergency meeting after hundreds of teenage boys who received Pfizer or Moderna mRNA vaccines developed heart inflammation.

A total of 226 cases of myocarditis and pericarditis have been reported among teenage boys who received Covid-19 vaccines.

Of the total cases, three teenagers are in intensive care units, 15 are hospitalized in cardiac ICU, 41 have cardiac symptoms and the rest have recovered fully.

The CDC said Thursday the number of cases are higher than expected.

Heart inflammation is rare among healthy teenagers and young adults.

Children and teenagers have extremely low rates of Covid-19 and are not known to transmit the virus to adults.

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The CDC continues to urge children ages 12 and older to get vaccinated.

More than 130 million Americans have received both their first and second doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. 60% of Americans are unvaccinated.

Governors in America have offered incentives including $1 million lotteries, cars, guns, and concert tickets to people who get the vaccines.

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Joe Biden sparked controversy when he suggested people who wear masks are anti-vaxxers who should be treated "with kindness and respect."

On Thursday, the CDC announced individuals who are fully vaccinated can remove their masks indoors and outdoors.

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Biden and his vice president, Kamala Harris, both removed their masks during a press conference at the White House on Thursday.

In a tweet dubbed "Biden's Rule" by social media users, the president wrote:

"The rule is now simple: get vaccinated or wear a mask until you do.

The choice is yours."

Biden also said, if you see someone wearing a mask, "please treat them with kindness and respect. We've had too much conflict, too much bitterness, too much anger, too much politicization of this issue about wearing masks. Let's put it to rest."

Critics say Biden's rule puts pressure on Americans to get the experimental mRNA vaccine because his tweet suggests people who still wear masks are not vaccinated.

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Fully vaccinated celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez enjoy the freedom of not wearing masks. Jennifer was spotted heading into a gym in Miami on Thursday morning. The mom-of-two wore silver leggings and a cropped sweater as she got in a workout session with a personal trainer.

CDC director Rochelle Walensky on Thursday said fully vaccinated individuals can remove their masks indoors. Previously, even vaccinated Americans were advised to continue wearing face masks indoors.

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Drake was back at his favorite LA restaurant Craig's in West Hollywood on Thursday. He and a few friends dined late night at Craig's after dropping his 4 fragrance candles line at his favorite restaurants in West Hollywood.

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Singer Chris Brown was spotted hanging out at The Highlight Room with his crew on Thursday night.

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Terrence J and a mystery woman were pictured exiting the Highlight Room in Hollywood on Thursday. Terrence Jenkins, better known as Terrence J, is an American actor, model and entertainment reporter best known as the host of BET's popular music video countdown show 106 & Park from 2006 until 2012. He was the co-anchor of E! News from 2012 to 2015.

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News anchorwoman Robin Roberts was all smiles outside ABC studios in New York City on Thursday.

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A federal judge overturned the Centers for Disease Control's nationwide ban on evictions.

On Wednesday, May 5, D.C. District Judge Dabney Friedrich ruled the CDC does not have legal authority to freeze evictions nationwide.

The CDC invoked the 1944 Public Health Service Act, to prevent the spread of communicable diseases between states.

However, Judge Friedrich ruled Wednesday that the CDC did not have the legal authority to impose a nationwide freeze on evictions.

According to Bloomberg, $47 billion in federal aid was slow to reach cash-strapped landlords who were forced to sell their properties to wealthy investors.

The eviction moratorium included all federally backed residential properties nationwide for tenants earning less than $99,000 in annual income.

The CDC had extended the eviction moratorium twice. Judge Friedrich ruled that the CDC overstepped its authority by extending the eviction freeze.

Landlords who violated the eviction moratorium faced fines up to $250,000, one year in jail, or both.

Many landlords filed lawsuits, claiming that the CDC exceeded its authority.

The Biden administration had sought to extend the eviction moratorium through June 30.

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Maskless Instagram model Sydney Chase was spotted leaving BOA Steakhouse after dining with her gal pals amid Tristan Thompson cheating claims. Tristan sent a cease-and-desist to the podcast outlet that first aired Sydney's scandalous claims. The CDC issued new guidance last week for fully vaccinated individuals.

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Sydney had something to say about Tristan's cease-and-desist when she ran into the paparazzi outside the restaurant. "I'm telling the truth, and that's all that matters," she said defiantly. Sydney also mentioned she doesn't have beef with Khloe. Video shot by HEDO / BACKGRID.


 

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Former "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" star Joseline Hernandez is among the celebrities who removed their face masks and face coverings after the CDC issued new Covid-19 guidance last week. The fierce reality TV personality showed off her killer curves and toned abs as she stepped out to dinner at Catch LA in West Hollywood.

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Justin Bieber, dressed in a oversized red sweater and no mask, was spotted stepping out with wifey Hailey Bieber, who is dressed to the nines with no mask after date night at Craig's.

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Madonna and her 26-year-old boyfriend Ahlamalik Williams attended her son David Banda's soccer game. The eccentric hit-maker and her beau went maskless -- as did David and his siblings, twins Stelle and Estere, and their 15-year-old sister Mercy James.

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Supermodel Kendall Jenner showcased her toned model frame as she was spotted arriving maskless for dinner at Nobu.

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Kendall's father, California gubernatorial hopeful Caitlyn Jenner was spotted dining with a businessman at a Starbucks in Malibu. The budding politician wore a floral skirt with a black top and no face mask.

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EJ Johnson is among the stylish celebrities still wearing face masks and face coverings after the CDC issued new Covid-19 guidance this week. EJ, the youngest son of NBA legend Magic Johnson, was spotted masked up while on a shopping spree in Beverly Hills.
 

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The CDC issued new guidance this week about wearing masks outdoors. Fully vaccinated individuals can go outside without face masks on, as long as they avoid crowds and large gatherings.
 

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Pop singer-songwriter Kehlani rocked a face covering and a loose fit Gucci button down shirt as she dined with friends at TAO Asian restaurant in Beverly Hills.
 

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Michael Strahan was masked up as he left ABC Studios in New York City.
 

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