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More than 200 people being monitored for monkeypox in the U.S.: CDC

More than 200 individuals in 27 states are being monitored for possible exposure to monkeypox after they came into contact with an American man who contracted the rare disease after returning from a trip to Nigeria, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed.

In this Oct. 8, 2013, file photo, a sign marks the entrance to the federal U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

As wildfire smoke spreads, who's at risk?

Smoke from wildfires in the western U.S. and Canada is blanketing much of the continent, including thousands of miles away on the East Coast. And experts say the phenomenon is becoming more common as human-caused global warming stokes bigger and more intense blazes.

This satellite image provided by Satellite image ©2021 Maxar Technologies the Bootleg Fire in Oregon on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. (Satellite image ©2021 Maxar Technologies via AP)

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This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, green, cultured in the lab. (NIAID-RML via AP)

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When will children under 12 be vaccinated against COVID-19?

With Canada hitting several COVID-19 vaccination milestones and clinical trials underway testing the efficacy and safety of COVID-19 vaccines in children under 12 years of age, the question remains: when will all children become eligible to be vaccinated?