The US is under-reacting to Monkeypox

Yesterday, a CDC panel discussed whether smallpox vaccines should be offered more widely as a preventative measure against monkeypox. The jury made no decision. But putting those shots in the arms of patients, and particularly gay and bisexual men, is an urgent matter. From May 13more than 3,300 cases of monkeypox has been reported in … Read more

Is the Monkeypox outbreak a global health emergency now? WHO is evaluating us – Details here | World news

London: The World Health Organization convenes its emergency committee on Thursday (June 23, 2022) to assess whether the monkeypox outbreak deserves to be declared a global emergency. But some experts say WHO’s decision to act only after the disease spreads to the West could root the grotesque inequities that arose between rich and poor countries … Read more

Quebec health officials say the province now has 184 confirmed cases of monkeypox

Quebec officials reported 13 more confirmed cases of monkeypox on Thursday for a total of 184 cases in the province since the outbreak began. The Quebec health department says 6,591 doses of the vaccine have been given since May 27 to curb the outbreak. The province has the highest number of disease infections in the … Read more

Health News Collection: Novavax’s COVID-19 stroke cleared in Taiwan for adults; Fears of waterborne diseases increase in Bangladesh as floods decrease and more

Below is a summary of the current health news. Novavax’s COVID-19 shot cleared in Taiwan for adults Novavax Inc said Thursday that it has received regulatory clearance in Taiwan for the use of its protein-based COVID-19 vaccine in people aged 18 and over. Taiwan last year chose to obtain Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine – … Read more

WHO considers the monkeypox declaration a global health emergency

Declaring monkeypox a global emergency would mean the UN health agency considers the outbreak an “extraordinary event” and would give it the same distinction as the COVID-19 pandemic. Declaring monkeypox a global emergency would mean the UN health agency considers the outbreak an “extraordinary event” and would give it the same distinction as the COVID-19 … Read more

Glastonbury revellers warned of monkeypox danger by health chiefs as event returns after three years

Jubilant festivalgoers at Glastonbury have been warned of skin-to-skin contact and the danger of monkeypox by health chiefs as the music event returns for the first time in three years after Covid delays.  To the dismay of many festival-goers, showers and thunderstorms are predicted from Friday onwards, and the event coincides with three days of planned major … Read more