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Tag: Monkeypox

Monkeypox an evolving threat, not a global health emergency: WHO

The highest level of warning by the UN health agency currently applies only to the Covid-19 pandemic and polio.

WHO's Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
WHO considers renaming monkeypox virus to tackle stigma, racism

The World Health Organisation (WHO) will make announcements about the new names as soon as possible.

WHO may declare monkeypox a global health emergency
WHO may declare monkeypox a global health emergency

The highest level of warning by the global health body currently applies only to the Covid-19 pandemic, polio and Ebola.

US CDC expects global monkeypox cases to be over 700

Further, similar to cases seen in other countries, even in the US there does appear to be a higher risk for gay and bisexual men.

Monkeypox cases
Canada confirms 58 cases of monkeypox

Speaking to reporters at a health briefing, Tam said the confirmed cases have been reported nationally, including 52 cases from Quebec, five from Ontario and one from Alberta, reports Xinhua news agency.

Tamil Nadu to isolate int'l travellers with monkeypox symptoms

While India has not reported any monkeypox cases as of now, countries like the US, Australia, Canada, and Europe have reported the virus.

Monkeypox cases rise to over 550, infections spreading undetected: WHO

Anyone can be infected with monkeypox if they have close physical contact with someone else who is infected.

Monkeypox: State issues guidelines on surveillance

In the ‘Guidelines on Management of Monkeypox Disease’ issued to States and Union Territories, the Health Ministry on Tuesday stressed on surveillance and rapid identification of new cases

33 countries report 650 cases of mysterious hepatitis in kids: WHO
WHO warns of further transmission of monkeypox over summer

The WHO European office is concerned that the recent lifting of pandemic restrictions on international travel and events could act as a catalyst for rapid transmission.

Union Health Ministry issues guidelines for Monkeypox

The guidelines have been issued as part of a proactive and risk-based approach for management of Monkeypox and to ensure advanced preparedness across the country.

No mass vaccination needed for Monkeypox yet, says Odisha health expert

Speaking to OTV, health expert Dr Neeraj Mishra said, “The WHO has raised its concern because cases of Monkeypox have been witnessed in the non-endemic African countries. The good news is that the virus has not changed its nature yet. It has similarities with smallpox and the smallpox vaccine is 85% effective against it.”

2 more cases of monkeypox virus confirmed in England
Monkeypox may slow down but not be eliminated: Report

EU health chiefs have already acknowledged this threat and are considering a cull for all hamsters, gerbils and guinea pigs owned by monkeypox patients.

Monkeypox spreads to more than 20 countries: WHO

Monkeypox is not a sexually transmitted disease. The virus can spread through any kind of sustained skin-to-skin contact with an infected person who has a lesion.

Uttar Pradesh on alert over monkeypox cases

Monkeypox is a self-limiting disease and symptoms may stay up to four weeks.

Monkeypox doesn't spread easily by air like Covid: US CDC

The CDC noted that the monkeypox virus transmission requires close contact with an infected person

Europe's red alert for monkeypox as nations told to prepare vaccination strategies

EU authorities are set to publish a risk assessment, which will advise all member states to draw up an inoculation strategy to control the spread of the tropical virus, Daily Mail reported.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Covid, monkeypox poses formidable challenge to world: WHO

While the Covid pandemic is "most certainly not over. We face a formidable convergence of disease, drought, famine and war, fuelled by climate change, inequity and geopolitical rivalry", Ghebreyesus said.

Monkeypox scare: Odisha on alert after Central advisory, know these keypoints about the disease

The government has dispatched advisory to ICDC and ICMR to keep a close watch on the situation and send samples to NIV Pune only in cases where people are found displaying certain specific symptoms of the disease.

Monkeypox spreads to more European countries, Australia, Canada
Monkeypox spreads to more European countries, Australia, Canada

Health officials in Australia have confirmed a case in Victoria and another likely case in New South Wales (NSW).

Monkeypox: US reports first case, 14 confirmed in Europe

According to a statement from the US' Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) the patient in Massachusetts had not recently travelled to countries where the disease occurs but had visited Canada.

India stopping WHO to make global Covid deaths public, claims NYT
WHO alerts as more monkeypox cases reported in Britain

Monkeypox is a sylvatic zoonosis with incidental human infections that usually occur in forested parts of Central and West Africa. It is caused by the monkeypox virus which belongs to the orthopoxvirus family, the WHO added.

Global outbreak of rare monkeypox
First signs of global outbreak of rare monkeypox disease in Europe

Spain is monitoring eight men who it believes are infected, with tests being carried out to confirm the virus, Daily Mail reported.

2 more cases of monkeypox virus confirmed in England
2 more cases of monkeypox virus confirmed in England

The cases are from the same household and are not linked to a previous infection confirmed by the agency last week, which had been linked with recent travel history to Nigeria where they are believed to have caught it.