Sumary of Health Highlights: June 11, 2021:
- An emergency meeting will be held June 18 to discuss rare reports of heart inflammation in people who’ve received the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, the U.S..
- The CDC is analyzing the cases in advance of the meeting, and also plans to assess the overall risk of heart inflammation caused by COVID-19, according to Dr. Tom Shimabukuro, a CDC vaccine safety official..
- The 226 known cases remain extremely rare, having occurred among nearly 130 million Americans who’ve been fully vaccinated with either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, CBS News reported..
- cases in people ages 16 to 24, and instructed health care providers to ask patients with symptoms of heart inflammation if they’d received a COVID-19 vaccine..
- The southern part of the United States is seeing an unusual late spring wave of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections and health care providers should be on alert, the U.S..
- “Due to this increased activity, CDC encourages broader testing for RSV among patients presenting with acute respiratory illness who test negative for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19,”…