Focusing on good surveillance and control measures can help Africa curb monkeypox

African governments must focus on investing in their surveillance systems and strengthening preparedness to curb the rapid spread of infectious diseases such as monkeypox, experts said. Monkeypox is spreading rapidly in countries around the world where it has never been seen before, as well as taking hold in African countries, some of which have been … Read more

A study analyzing the link between the movement of people and the spread of the coronavirus finds three groups of countries

A new study looking at the link between reducing people’s movements and the spread of the coronavirus in 2020 shows that in some countries the virus spread faster when people stayed at home. Furthermore, restricting people’s mobility to some extent appeared, in retrospect, to be more effective in minimizing the spread of SARS-CoV-2 than extreme … Read more

The UK will offer monkeypox vaccines to some gay and bisexual men

Image: Scientific photo library (AP) UK health officials are planning to offer smallpox more widely vaccines, which are effective against the related monkeysmallpox virus –to some gay and bisexual men. The broadening of the reach is part of a renewed strategy to contain the emerging viral disease, which recently it has spread far beyond the … Read more

Antiviral potential SARS-CoV-2 based on host miRNAs

A recent research paper published on the bioRxiv* The preliminary publication server has demonstrated ribonucleic micro acids (miRNAs) as potential antiviral options against various coronaviruses (CoVs), including severe acute respiratory syndrome CoV 2 (SARS-CoV-2). She studies: Deciphering the replication inhibitory mechanism of the coronavirus through the host miRNAs-RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp) interactome. Image Credit: ART-ur … Read more

DHS Reports 1,330 New Cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin | Coronavirus

MADISON (WKOW) – 1,330 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Wisconsin Tuesday, according to the latest numbers from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The seven-day average of COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin is 1,415, according to the latest numbers from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Additionally, DHS does not report new deaths from … Read more

Squirrels could make monkeypox a problem forever

In the summer of 2003, just weeks after a monkeypox outbreak fell ill from 70 people across the Midwest, Mark Slifka visited “the super speaker,” he told me, “that infected half of Wisconsin’s cases.” Chewy, a prairie dog, had by then succumbed to the disease, which he had almost certainly taken to an exotic pet … Read more

The UK has the most confirmed cases of monkeypox in the world

The tube labeled “Monkeypox virus positive” is seen in this illustration taken May 22, 2022. [Photo/Agencies] The number of Monkeypox cases continues to rise in the UK, prompting health authorities to issue warnings ahead of summer events and festivals that could spread the virus further. The UK Health Safety Agency, or UKHSA, said 50 cases … Read more

Here’s how to get a monkeypox vaccine in Toronto

Monkeypox has become the latest health issue the public has to worry about, fresh from a much welcome break in our collective COVID nightmare, with at least 168 cases of the virus now confirmed in Canada, 30 of them in Ontario plus three other probable and 18 suspected infections. With Toronto’s first patient diagnosed nearly … Read more

DHS Reports 827 New Cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin | Coronavirus

MADISON (WKOW) – 827 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Wisconsin Monday, according to the latest numbers from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The seven-day average of COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin is 1,416, according to the latest numbers from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. DHS also does not report new deaths from … Read more