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‘Possible’ monkeypox case investigated by Sacramento County investigators – NBC Los Angeles

Sacramento County public health officials are investigating a possible case of monkeypox, which will be the first reported case in California. The patient still needs to get tested from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the California Department of Public Health to confirm. Health officials said monkeypox is likely dependent on symptoms. If …

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‘No Excuses’: Limited conservation efforts could save at least 47 Australian animals from extinction | endangered species

More than 40 Australian animals at risk of extinction could be saved in the next two decades — and it would only take a small amount of additional conservation efforts to make it happen, according to new research. A team of Australian scientists has identified 63 vertebrates they believe will likely be extinct by 2041, …

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Eastern monarch butterflies slightly up, still below the extinction threshold

WASHINGTON – The annual number released today of monarch butterflies that wintered in Mexico continues to put them at risk for migratory butterflies. The number of 2.84 hectares (7 acres) of occupied winter habitat this year is up slightly from last year but still below the 6 hectare threshold that scientists say is necessary for …

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What is monkeypox? What do you know about symptoms, the smallpox vaccine, and more

Four new cases of monkeypox in the United States are under investigation, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday in a media briefing. The state confirmed its first case of monkeypox this year in a Massachusetts man who had recently traveled to Canada. More recent reports have been of people who have …

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Sea otters were once hunted on the verge of extinction. Now scientists may bring them back to California’s north coast

Moss Landing, Monterey County – Sea otters fell on pickle weeds along the estuary, and the pup was holding his mother’s milk while she was trying to take care of him. Soon they were a rolling bundle of shimmering brown fur, the fins and head of each animal indistinguishable from the other. “They are always …

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How anesthetics affect brain functions — ScienceDaily

Modern anesthesia is one of the most important medical achievements. Whereas before, patients had to suffer hellish agonies during every operation, today anesthesia enables completely painless procedures. One feels nothing and can remember nothing afterwards. It is already known from electroencephalography (EEG) studies on patients that during anesthesia the brain is put into a deep …

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Monkeypox in California | Here’s everything you need to know

Sacramento County public health officials are investigating a possible case of monkeypox that appears to be linked to a recent trip to Europe. SACRAMENTO, CA – On Tuesday, May 24, Sacramento County public health officials announced that they are investigating a possible case of monkeypox. Health officials said that based on the patient’s symptoms and …

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