Health Highlights: July 25, 2022​

As COVID reinfection cases rise, who should get a second booster? Despite vaccines and natural immunity, the highly infectious Omicron variant is striking many people more than once. Read more

WHO declares monkeypox a global health emergency. At least 16,000 cases have been reported in 75 countries as public health officials struggle to get vaccine doses where needed. Read more

Where children live may make it harder to manage their asthma: New research suggests that violent crime and poor school achievement may be two reasons why inner-city kids are more likely to have uncontrolled disease. Read more

Kids can get long COVID, too: Though adults are more likely to suffer lingering symptoms, kids aren’t immune to the fatigue, weakness, coughing and breathing problems that can persist months after an initial infection. Read more