Diseases making a comeback post-pandemic
The first serious disease that made a comeback in 2022 is polio. People who are infected with the polio virus are at risk of paralysis.
Scarlet fever -
A disease we normally associate with days gone by, scarlet fever made a comeback in 2022 and killed at least 25 children in the UK.
One of the outbreaks that received more media attention in 2022 was mpox (previously known as monkeypox before WHO renamed it).
At the beginning of 2023, the mpox virus seems to be in retreat, thanks to the quick adoption of vaccines, treatments, and community prevention measures.
Reported cases of children’s bronchiolitis, a viral infection usually caused by the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), have soared during the winter season of 2022-23.
Parechovirus - Parechovirus is another common virus that causes flu-like symptoms in children. It can, however, cause serious illness in babies under three months old.
For the first time in three years, cholera is spreading in Haiti. The country has recorded at least 13,000 cases and 280 deaths since early October.
One disease that actually made its debut post-pandemic is multisystem inflammatory disease in children (MIS-C).
And last but not least, there is COVID-19 itself.
Currently, the COVID-19 variants circulating are almost all a version of Omicron.
Booster shots of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccine continue to combat the Omicron variant.