monkeypox

Monkeypox Vaccine Rollout; Plus, Omicron-Specific Boosters

InnovationRx is your weekly digest of healthcare news. To get it in your inbox, subscribe here. The World Health Organization said over the weekend that the spread of monkeypox does not yet rise to the level of a public health emergency of international concern. However, the committee will reconvene if there is significant spread to …

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Canada now has 276 cases of monkeypox, with majority in Quebec – National

A total of 276 cases of monkeypox have been reported in Canada as of Wednesday, according to the country’s public health agency (PHAC). Two cases have been identified in British Columbia, five in Alberta, 67 in Ontario and 202 in Quebec. “The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is working with provincial and territorial public …

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‘Sustained transmission’ of monkeypox will put vulnerable groups at risk, WHO warns – National

The World Health Organization says “sustained transmission” of monkeypox worldwide could see the virus begin to move into high-risk groups, such as pregnant women, immunocompromised people and children. WHO said on Wednesday it was investigating reports of infected children, including two cases in Britain, as well as following up reports in Spain and France. None …

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Monkeypox’ likelihood of becoming a pandemic low, say Researchers

Amid a monkeypox outbreak in several countries, researchers here have said that the possibility of the disease becoming a pandemic is low, and that the virus can be contained by strong surveillance, isolation of confirmed cases, contact tracing, and ‘off-label use’ of smallpox vaccines for ‘ring vaccination’. The group of public health and infectious diseases …

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Should I be worried about monkeypox? A doctor answers questions as the outbreak spreads

The World Health Organization said June 25 that monkeypox wasn’t yet a public health emergency of international concern. More than 4,700 cases have been reported worldwide, with more than 300 in the US And with public health officials unable to follow all chains of transmission, they’re likely undercounting cases. Everyone should be aware of its …

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US expands eligibility for monkeypox vaccine, will boost supply as cases grow – National

Reacting to a surprising and growing monkeypox outbreak, US health officials on Tuesday expanded the group of people recommended to get vaccinated against the monkeypox virus. They also said they are providing more monkeypox vaccine, working to expand testing, and taking other steps to try to get ahead of the outbreak. “We will continue to …

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Should monkeypox be considered a sexual transmitted infection?

The monkeypox virus, which is a zoonotic DNA virus belonging to the family Poxviridaewas first identified in the Asian macaca fascicularis monkeys in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1958. This virus was first found to infect humans in 1970 when it was isolated from a nine-month-old boy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo after the smallpox …

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Should I be worried about monkeypox? A doctor answers questions as the outbreak spreads

The World Health Organization said June 25 that monkeypox wasn’t yet a public health emergency of international concern. More than 4,000 cases have been reported worldwide, with about 250 in the US And with public health officials unable to follow all chains of transmission, they’re likely undercounting cases. Everyone should be aware of its symptoms, …

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