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WHO Experts Rename Monkeypox

The World Health Organization’s global health experts has reportedly agreed to rename Monkeypox to “MPOX“, POLITICO writes. The World body writes in a statement “A group of global experts convened by WHO has agreed on new names for monkeypox virus variants, as part of ongoing efforts to align the names of the monkeypox disease, virus […]

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Targeted Wastewater Surveillance of Monkeypox, Poliovirus and Covid

Health researchers are reportedly are conducting only targeted wastewater surveillance for monkeypox, poliovirus and coronavirus. Lori Tremmel Freeman, chief executive officer of the National Association of County and City Health Officials, told CNN Health “Some wastewater surveillance is done at the community level, and some is done at the building level, which is a little […]

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Summer of Multiple Viruses in US

In a recent The Washington Post article, Mark Johnson writes cases with Covid-19, monkeypox, polio and other viruses that were prevalent during the summer reflected a continuing signs for travel warning. The Post reporter Johnson writes “A third year of the coronavirus, driven by a more contagious variant. Global outbreaks of monkeypox and a mysterious […]

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Boosting Monkeypox Vaccination

Referring to the White Housing briefing, The Hill reports that The White House is boosting monkeypox vaccination and education through LGBTQ centered events in the country. The White House’s national monkeypox response deputy director Demetre Daskalakis reported said during the briefing that the administration aiming to make the plan more “intentional & targeted”. He reportedly […]

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Uneven Supply of Monkeypox Vaccine

The current monkeypox Jynneos vaccine supply has been reportedly uneven helping to meet demand for some some where as still a hurdle to get vaccine for others, CNN writes. Claire Hannan, executive director of the Association of Immunization Managers, told CNN “The situation does vary geographically.” The US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) […]

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Monkeybox Cases Slowing Down

Quoting Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The Hill writes that she is “cautiously optimistic” to the slowing down trend of monkeypox cases in the US. The Hill writes “the White House’s national monkeypox response deputy coordinator Demetre Daskalakis noted that recent data from the American Men’s […]

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Breakthrough Monkeypox Infections

The monkeypox virus vaccine is reportedly about 85% effective, there are reported cases of breakthrough monkeypox infection, according to Prevention reporting. The World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that “there have been a number of confirmed breakthrough cases of monkeypox—cases that occur despite vaccination”. Rosamund Lewis, M.D., C.M., WHO’s technical lead for monkeypox, said in […]

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Monkeypox vs HIV Epidemic

In a OpEd piece published in The New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House advisor, advised “making the same assumptions about the current monkeypox outbreak that were made during the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic”. Though both the monkeypox and HIV appear to be similar because of the demographic and […]

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Monkeypox Here To Stay

A recent POLITICO headline reads Monkeypox may be here to stay, and writes “the disease has gained a foothold among men who have sex with men, and experts warn that time is running out to stop the virus from spreading in the U.S. population more broadly”. Quoting federal public health experts, the POLITICO writes that […]

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Monkeypox Lingers On Household Items

Quoting a recent study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Bloomberg writes that monkepox virus can linger on household items, where “70% of common household objects tested positive for virus”. However, no virus was detected on any of the items or surfaces suggesting that low virus level and thus low […]