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CDC Updates Alert to Monkeypox virus

The Us Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) increased alert level of the monkeypox in us to a level 2 encouraging people to “practice enhanced precautions”. CDC is urging healthcare providers in the U.S. to be alert for patients who have rash illnesses consistent with monkeypox, regardless of whether they have travel or specific […]

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Airborne Transmission of Monkeypox

In a recently published guidance, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the agency said that monkeypox spread through small virus particles that linger in the air “has not been reported”. It said that transmission through “saliva or respiratory secretions” during face-to-face contact highly likely, but because these secretions “drop out of the […]

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USA Has ‘Serious’ Problem with Covid Vaccine Uptake

Dr. Peter Marks, director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, has warned that US has serious problem of Covid-19 vaccines uptake, despite wide availability of vaccines. “Unlike many less developed countries, the US has enough doses to vaccinate everyone as well as the necessary infrastructure to support the rollout. The problem: not everyone […]

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WHO: Real Risks of Monkeypox

Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned at a briefing in Geneva “The risk of monkeypox becoming established in non-endemic countries is real”. According to the WHO, there are already more than 1,000 confirmed cases of monkeypox in 29 countries outside Africa, where the monkeypox is endemic. Amira Albert Roess, […]

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FDA Panel Recommends Novavax’s Vaccine

On Tuesday, the federal advisory panel of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended a fourth Covid-19 vaccine from Novavax. This is the first traditional protein-based vaccine in the US and includes adjuvant to boost its effectiveness. The other Covid-19 vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines are based on new mRNA technology. Describing theprotein technology, […]

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Two Distinct Variants of Monkeypox in US

Referring the recent sequencing data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the NBC News writes that there are two genetically distinct variants of monkeypox are circulating in US. The News agency writes: “Two of them were found to be genetically similar to a 2021 infection in a Texas man who traveled […]

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Weaker Covid Targets Seniors in MN

Most seniors were the prime-targets of Covid related deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. Despite the fact that seniors were prioritized for the vaccination, nearly three-quarters of the COVID-19 deaths reported in the U.S. have been among people over the age of 65, ABC News reports. Referring to the newly updated federal data, the […]

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WHO: Monkeypox Can Be Contained

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently told that the spread of the monkeypox can be contained from its further spread if countries share their data and vaccine stockpiles, the Reuters reports. Sylvie Briand, WHO director for Global Infectious Hazard Preparedness, told a technical briefing for member states “We don’t know exactly the number of doses […]

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A Long Covid Could Be Deadly

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study, one in five adults Covid patients could develop long Covid conditions with a wide-ranging set of symptoms including fatigue, shortness of breath and brain fog. A CDC analysis of death certificates across the country reportedly found 100 deaths from the long Covid. According […]

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Monkeypox is a Global Threat

In the prestigious Science magazine, staff write John Cohen writes that Monkeypox is a new global threat and this neglected disease of the poor countries after it started getting infected in wealthy countries. The “monkeypox” virus reportedly got its name after the virus was ‘first identified in a colony of Asian monkeys in a Copenhagen, […]