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WHO is investigating whether coronavirus causes rare inflammatory disease in some kids

Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. Denis Balibouse | REUTERS The World Health Organization is investigating whether the coronavirus causes some children to develop a rare inflammatory disease, WHO officials said Wednesday. […]

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RDMD raises $14M for rare disease real-world evidence generation

Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, many startup companies are continuing to close funding rounds to support their product-development and other efforts. The following is a list of companies that have announced fund raises over the past couple of weeks. RefleXion MedicalHeadquarters: Hayward, CaliforniaAmount raised: $ 100 million The company said Thursday that it had raised […]

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A 23-Year-Old College Student Died From Lemierre Syndrome, a Rare Infection She Thought Was Tonsillitis

A college rower at Kansas State University died after experiencing symptoms that she thought were caused by tonsillitis but turned out to be Lemierre syndrome, a rare bacterial infection. The student, Samantha Scott, died on October 27, not long after seeking medical attention. Two weeks ago, Scott, 23, started feeling pain and swelling in her […]

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The CDC Is Investigating Acute Flaccid Myelitis, a Rare Illness That’s Caused Over 60 Cases of Paralysis This Year

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is looking into an extremely rare condition that is being described as a polio-like illness for its ability to cause weakness and paralysis in children. "CDC continues to receive information about cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a serious condition that causes weakness in the arms or […]