Nigerian Institute Unveils Monkeypox Diagnostic Kits

aeb aaf e ec bcf d x By Kemi Akintokun The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) has unveiled Monkeypox Diagnostic Kits in a bid to increase case detection of the monkeypox virus in the country. The diagnostic kits were unveiled by the Minister of State for Health, Hon. Joseph Ekumankama, who was on a … Read more

Maryland Lab Plans To Create Hybrid Monkeypox Strain That’s More Contagious And Deadly » WhatsNew2Day

A Maryland government lab plans to make the circulating monkeypox strain more deadly in highly controversial mouse research. The team wants to equip the dominant clade — which usually causes rashes and flu-like symptoms — with genes from a different strain that causes serious illness. They hope the experiment will reveal how different genes make … Read more

New York City records its FIRST two monkeypox deaths

How do you catch monkeypox? Until this global outbreak, monkeypox was mostly spread by infected rodents — including rats, mice and even squirrels — in western and central Africa. People can get the disease — which comes from the same family as smallpox — if they are bitten by infected animals, touch their blood, body … Read more

NCDC Confirms 481 Monkeypox Cases, 7 Deaths

add a case of monkeypox x By Folasade Akpan The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said Nigeria has recorded 482 cases of Monkeypox and seven deaths so far in 2022. Dr Ifedayo Adetifa, the NCDC Director-General, disclosed this at a bi-weekly ministerial media conference anchored by the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire. He … Read more

Don’t touch foreigners: Senior Chinese official’s advice ‘to prevent monkeypox infection’

An official in China has advised citizens to not touch foreigners after one case of the monkeypox virus was reported in the mainland. Wu Zunyou, chief epidemiologist at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, posted the remarks on his official Weibo page on Saturday. “To prevent possible monkeypox infection and as part of … Read more

Biden Administration Officials Take Bipartisan Flak On Monkeypox Response

So far, just over 540,000 vaccine doses of monkey pox have been administered, according to CDC data from 37 states and two cities — a fraction of the more than three million doses needed to fully vaccinate the people the government says are most at risk of contracting the disease. Criticism of the way federal … Read more

Second US Monkeypox Death Reported In Patient Diagnosed With Virus In Los Angeles

A second person in the US has died while infected with monkey pox, Los Angeles health officials confirmed Thursday evening. An autopsy is now underway to determine the cause of death, but if it turns out to be monkey pox, it could be America’s first fatality from the virus. Last month, an adult in Harris … Read more

WHO: Declining monkeypox cases prove outbreak can be stopped or even eliminated

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday that the recent decline in monkeypox cases that has been observed in North America and Europe is evidence that the current outbreak can be stopped or eliminated outright. Tedros made note of how monkeypox has quickly gone from being a little-known virus that was … Read more

Texas death from monkeypox virus outbreak, beginning rash state of emergency

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that more than 18,000 people in the United States have had monkeypox, but no one has died from it. The World Health Organization says that there have been almost 50,000 cases of monkeypox and 15 deaths all over the world. “It’s important to stress that while monkeypox … Read more

TX Officials Confirm The First Death Of Monkeypox In The State

According to The Hill, Texas has confirmed what appears to be the first death of a person diagnosed with monkeypox in the United States. In a press release, The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) said that the patient was an adult living in Harris County who was severely immunocompromised. Officials are investigating what … Read more

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