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RSV cases are surging this fall. Here’s what you need to know.

Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is all over the news right now as experts warn that cases of the virus, along with the flu and COVID-19, could make millions ill and overload hospitals in the coming months.

FDA clears updated COVID boosters for kids as young as five years

The US on Wednesday authorized updated COVID-19 boosters for children as young as 5, seeking to expand protection ahead of an expected winter wave.

New nasal spray vaccines might reduce COVID infections, but the money is still missing

New nasal spray vaccines might reduce COVID infections and cut off transmission, but data supporting the approach, and funding for clinical trials, is scant.

One Mass. county has high community COVID-19 level, 10 have medium levels, CDC reports

Berkshire County has a high community COVID-19 level, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It marks the first time in about three months that any Massachusetts county has been rated as having a high COVID level.

Pfizer seeks to expand omicron booster to 5- to 11-year-olds

Elementary school-aged children already received kid-sized doses of Pfizer’s original vaccine, a third of the dose given to everyone 12 and older.

Should I still be worried about monkeypox?

The monkeypox outbreak is showing signs of slowing around the globe, but health officials are bracing for the virus to stick around as a background threat with periodic flare-ups.

CDC says early data offers positive signs about monkeypox vaccine

Americans who received a single dose of the monkeypox vaccine were significantly less likely to be infected by the virus over the summer than those who did not.

COVID cases increase sharply among Mass. children and teens as school starts, fall arrives

Children and teens have seen sharp increases in COVID-19 case counts recently, led by 10- to 19-year-olds who saw a 59.6 percent jump in the latest weekly report, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.