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'Monkeypox' Is No More
'Monkeypox' Is No More

'Monkeypox' Is No More

Disease will now be called mpox

(Newser) - Monkeypox remains a global health threat, but the name itself is going away. The World Health Organization declared Monday that the disease will be called mpox instead, reports the BBC . The health agency says it wants to remove the "racist and stigmatizing language" of the original name. Both monkeypox...

China Walks Back Advice Against Touching Foreigners

Country's CDC issued controversial recommendation after monkeypox case detected

(Newser) - China recorded its first case of monkeypox Saturday—and a top health official faced a backlash after saying people shouldn't touch foreigners. Wu Zunyou, chief epidemiologist at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said the case detected in Chongqing had "slipped through the net," CNN...

This May Be First US Monkeypox Death
Monkeypox Gets Deadly

Monkeypox Gets Deadly

California resident is thought to be first American to die of monkeypox

(Newser) - A Los Angeles County resident with a compromised immune system has died from monkeypox, local health officials announced Monday. It's believed to be the first US fatality from the disease, the AP reports. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced the cause of death, and a spokesperson...

Texas Reports First US Monkeypox Death
US Has First Monkeypox Fatality

US Has First Monkeypox Fatality

Texas patient was severely immunocompromised, officials say

(Newser) - The US has suffered its first monkeypox death, though it's not clear whether monkeypox caused the death. A severely immunocompromised adult who was infected with monkeypox has died in Texas, health officials say. The form of the virus circulating in the US is rarely fatal, and an investigation is...

Couple Likely Gave Monkeypox to Their Dog

WHO's Rosamund Lewis says it's first apparent case of human-to-animal transmission

(Newser) - What appears to be the first known human-to-pet transmission of monkeypox has surfaced in France. A nonexclusive, cohabiting couple developed symptoms of the virus, which has been appearing mostly in men who have sex with other men, a few days after sleeping with other partners, reports CBS News . Twelve days...

Monkeypox Officially Becomes a US Public Health Emergency

'It's about time,' one expert says

(Newser) - Facing the largest monkeypox outbreak in the world, the US on Thursday declared a public health emergency. The decision will make more resources available to combat the spread of the infectious disease, said Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, CNBC reports. The World Health Organization declared a global health...

New York City: Monkeypox Is a Public Health Emergency

City has most cases in the US

(Newser) - Officials in New York City declared a public health emergency due to the spread of the monkeypox virus Saturday, calling the city “the epicenter” of the outbreak. The announcement Saturday by Mayor Eric Adams and health Commissioner Ashwin Vasan said as many as 150,000 city residents could be...

Spain Reports 2 Monkeypox Fatalities in 2 Days

Brazil has reported its first fatality, while WHO official warns of more ahead

(Newser) - Spain on Saturday reported a second death in as many days from monkeypox. These are believed to be the first confirmed fatalities from the disease in Europe since its recent spread beyond Africa. Both fatalities were young men, the health ministry said, after reporting Spain's first death on Friday,...

San Francisco 'Sounds the Alarm' on Monkeypox

California city, NY state declare public health emergencies

(Newser) - Two of the US areas that have been hardest hit by monkeypox have declared public health emergencies in response to the outbreak . San Francisco on Thursday declared a local emergency effective Aug. 1, while the state of New York declared an imminent threat to public health, retroactive to June 1....

UN: Monkeypox a Global Emergency
UN: We Have a
Monkeypox 'Outbreak'

UN: We Have a Monkeypox 'Outbreak'

'We have an outbreak that has spread around the world rapidly through new modes of transmission'

(Newser) - The chief of the World Health Organization said the expanding monkeypox outbreak in more than 70 countries is an “extraordinary” situation that now qualifies as a global emergency, a declaration Saturday that could spur further investment in treating the once-rare disease and worsen the scramble for scarce vaccines. WHO...

Guy Gets Monkeypox... and COVID
Man Gets
Monkeypox ...

Man Gets Monkeypox ... and COVID

Meanwhile, experts wonder whether monkeypox will become a new entrenched STD in US

(Newser) - A Bay Area man had the unfortunate luck of being struck with not just one, but both of the illnesses currently making headlines. Mitcho Thompson tested positive for COVID-19 at the end of last month and was experiencing a lot of fatigue from that ... and then he developed red lesions...

Monkeypox News Is Only Getting Worse
Monkeypox News
Is Only Getting Worse

Monkeypox News Is Only Getting Worse

Former FDA chief criticizes response, as 'NYT' reports on painful cases among patients

(Newser) - Comments from two well-known officials suggest that the monkeypox outbreak in the US is way undercounted and about to get worse.
  • Gottlieb: "I think the window for getting control of this and containing it probably has closed, and if it hasn't closed, it's certainly starting to close,

As Monkeypox Outbreak Grows, US Announces New Steps

More vaccines, and increased recommendations for who should get them

(Newser) - The US outbreak of monkeypox has reached 306 cases in 27 states and the District of Columbia; worldwide, more than 4,700 cases have been recorded in more than 40 countries outside the parts of Africa where the virus is endemic. Now, US officials are ramping up their response. The...

Monkeypox Is Getting a New Name
Monkeypox Is
Getting a New Name
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Monkeypox Is Getting a New Name

WHO plans to hold emergency meeting on 'unusual and concerning' outbreak

(Newser) - The World Health Organization is planning to hold an emergency meeting next week on what Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus calls the "unusual and concerning" worldwide outbreak of monkeypox . The organization plans to look into whether the outbreak should be declared a "public health emergency of international concern,"...

WHO Sees 'a Window' for Stopping Monkeypox

Confirmed cases worldwide have reached 257

(Newser) - With the World Health Organization's count of confirmed cases worldwide hitting 257, "the world has an opportunity to stop this outbreak," an official said Monday. "There is a window," said Rosamund Lewis, the organization's technical lead on monkeypox. Another 120 cases are suspected in...

200 Monkeypox Cases Seen in 20 Nations

UN agency says virus is 'containable'

(Newser) - The World Health Organization says nearly 200 cases of monkeypox have been reported in more than 20 countries not usually known to have outbreaks, but it described the epidemic as "containable" and proposed creating a stockpile to share the limited vaccines and drugs available worldwide. The UN health agency...

Canadian Province to Begin Vaccinations for Monkeypox

Smallpox doses to be given to high-risk people

(Newser) - People in the Montreal area at high risk of contracting monkeypox will be given the smallpox vaccine, Quebec health officials announced Thursday. The province has 25 confirmed cases of monkeypox, all connected to the Montreal region, CBC reports. Another 20 to 30 potential cases are being investigated. "We aren'...

Monkeypox Found in Three More Countries

Health officials say the risk of widespread outbreak remains low

(Newser) - Monkeypox has found its way to the Arabian Peninsula. The BBC reports that the United Arab Emirates is the first Gulf state to record a case, which was detected in a traveler who recently visited West Africa, the virus's usual domain. So far this year, the World Health Organization...

2 Raves in Europe May Have Spread Monkeypox

Florida has a suspected case, likely making it the third US state with the virus

(Newser) - It's a not-so-surprising update on this year's monkeypox outbreak : Another state—Florida—has a suspected case, likely making it the third state to see the virus. Health officials say the case in Broward County (home of Fort Lauderdale) is related to international travel, but they aren't providing...

Biden: 'Everybody Should Be Concerned' on Monkeypox
Sexual Link Investigated
in Monkeypox Outbreak
the rundown

Sexual Link Investigated in Monkeypox Outbreak

Biden addresses growing number of cases globally, says 'everybody should be concerned'

(Newser) - The rising number of monkeypox cases around the world has caught the attention of President Biden, who addressed it for the first time on Sunday. “They haven’t told me the level of exposure yet, but it is something that everybody should be concerned about,” Biden told reporters...

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