Tag Archives: monkeypox

Monkeypox is declared a public health emergency in New York City.

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As a result of the spread of the monkeypox virus, authorities in New York City on Saturday declared a public health emergency, referring to the city as “the epicenter” of the outbreak. As many as 150,000 city residents may be at risk of infection, the mayor, Eric Adams, and the health commissioner, Ashwin Vasan, warned…

Monkeypox in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines has recorded its first case of monkeypox, the Department of Health (DOH) announced on Friday, July 29. DOH assistant spokesperson Beverly Ho made the announcement during the televised Malacañang press briefing.    “The DOH has detected the first confirmed case of monkeypox in the country,” Ho said. The case involves…

Brazil reports first monkeypox death

Shortly before Spain confirmed the first known death in the outbreak in Europe on Saturday, Brazil on Friday announced the first monkeypox-related death outside of the African continent in the current outbreak. According to the health ministry, the 41-year-old victim from Brazil also had cancer and a weak immune system.   The patient was hospitalized…

How to avoid getting the monkey pox and what to do if you have symptoms.

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Monkeypox is a smallpox-related virus that is generally only seen in Africa. As a result of the increasing number of confirmed cases, notably in Europe and North America, the WHO declared the epidemic a global health emergency. The virus, which is less lethal than smallpox, typically lasts for two to four weeks, with symptoms beginning…

Smallpox Vaccine Effective Against Monkeypox

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  2022 has seen the rise of the new monkeypox disease, with thousands catching it across the globe and many fearing another epidemic or even a pandemic so soon after Covid-19.   It is understandable that people dread this illness but a breakthrough has emerged in the form of an already existing vaccine. Health officials…

Monkeypox Cases Double in the UK, Raising Concerns

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  Sajid Javid, the UK’s health secretary, confirmed 11 new more cases today, bringing the total number of monkeypox cases to 20.   UKHSA have confirmed 11 new cases of Monkeypox in the UK. This morning I updated G7 Health Ministers on what we know so far. Most cases are mild, and I can confirm…