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UK faces the danger of running out of monkeypox vaccine…

Britain will run out of monkeypox vaccines in about two to three weeks as the country has little more than 8,300 doses of vaccine left, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday. Shipments of a new order of 100,000 doses will not resume until late September, the report added citing an…

LGBT groups seek urgent government action on monkeypox spread in…

LGBT+ groups of various political parties have urged the government to take urgent action to stop the monkeypox virus from becoming endemic in the UK. In a letter to health secretary Steve Barclay, the LGBT+ groups of major political parties called for more doses of vaccine to support the targeted…

Man with ‘Monkeypox symptoms’ photographed on packed train in Spain

A man with monkeypox photographed on a packed train in Madrid, Spain, has caused concern and calls for people to take the disease seriously, media reports said. Dr Arturo Henriques, 32, photographed the man and shared it on social media. But, later the man told local media that he 'doesn't…

Monkeypox vs. Chickenpox: What is the difference between the two?

Due to the rising number of cases worldwide, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared monkeypox a 'global health emergency.' Also, as the cases in the UK increase to 2,208 (as of 21 July 2022) as reported by the Independent, there seems to be mounting concern over the spread of…

Monkeypox symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and vaccines

THE World Health Organization declared monkeypox a global health emergency at the weekend, as calls grow for swift action to stop the spread of the virus. More than 16,000 confirmed cases have been recorded in 75 countries so far this year, the WHO said on Monday. Here is an overview…

Explainer: As WHO declares Monkeypox a global emergency, here’s all…

The WHO (World Health Organisation) called a new expert meeting for July 21 to decide whether to declare a global health emergency. On Saturday, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced the monkeypox outbreak to be a "public health emergency of international concern". The WHO said that so far 14,533 probable…

Monkeypox: From beginnings in Africa to global spread

AS monkeypox infections jump around the world, prompting a scramble for vaccines, AFP looks at how the disease has spread since first appearing in Africa in the 1970s. The World Health Organization on Saturday declared the outbreak, which has affected nearly 16,000 people in 72 countries, to be a global…

Deeply concerned that reported monkeypox cases have doubled in London…

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has urged the government to act “rapidly” to check the spread of monkeypox in the British capital.He said he had written to health secretary Steve Barclay, calling for “early and coordinated” actions to protect London which accounted for 71 per cent of the recent monkeypox cases…

More than a million pack London’s streets to celebrate 50th…

London on Saturday celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first Pride parade, marking half a century of progress in the fight for equality and tolerance but with warnings that more still needs to be done.Several hundred people took part in the first march on July 1, 1972, walking from Hyde…

Monkeypox cases in Britain pass 1,000

The latest data released Tuesday by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) showed the number of confirmed monkeypox cases in Britain has reached 1,076. According to UKHSA, up to June 26, 2022, there were 1,076 laboratory-confirmed cases in Britain. Of these, 27 were in Scotland, five in Northern Ireland, nine…

Health ALERT! Monkeypox evolving, mutating at 12 times the expected…

The monkeypox virus strain that has emerged across the world in recent weeks may be evolving at an abnormally fast rate - making it more infectious than previous versions of the virus. Researchers believe that the reason this version of the virus has managed to spread so rapidly is because…

‘Be vigilant with new or multiple sexual partners’, urges UK…

A high-level UK health official asked British citizens to remain vigilant against the symptoms of Monkeypox when getting involved with new or multiple sexual partners amid the rising number of cases. On Friday, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) published another technical briefing on the Monkeypox as it stated that…

Monkeypox may soon have a new name, here’s why

Monkeypox may soon have a new name after scientists called for a change to dispel stereotypes of Africa being seen as a crucible of disease. The World Health Organization announced last week that it is "working with partners and experts from around the world on changing the name of monkeypox…

UK designates monkeypox as a notifiable disease: What does it…

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said monkeypox would be designated as a notifiable infectious disease from Wednesday, meaning doctors in England will have to notify local authorities when they suspect a patient has the virus. "Rapid diagnosis and reporting is the key to interrupting transmission and containing any further…

Turning crisis into opportunity: Test makers target monkeypox market as…

DIAGNOSTIC companies are racing to develop tests for monkeypox, hoping to tap into a new market as governments ramp up efforts to trace the world's first major outbreak of the viral infection outside of Africa. The scramble started last month, much like early 2020 when companies rushed to make kits…

Health agency confirms community spread of monkeypox in England

MONKEYPOX appears to be spreading from person to person in England, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has said.  The usually mild viral disease, which is endemic in west and central Africa, is understood to spread through close contact. Until early May, cases rarely cropped up outside Africa and were…

Monkeypox: People with symptoms should abstain from sex, the risk…

PEOPLE infected with monkeypox can isolate themselves at home if they remain well enough, whilst following measures to limit close contact with others, the UK's health security agency (UKHSA) said on Monday (30), part of guidance designed to curb the country's rise in cases of the viral illness. More than…

Pak govt dismisses report of monkeypox case in country: Report

The Pakistan government on Monday (30) shot down "incorrect" online reports that there was a Monkeypox case in the country, as it maintains high alert to monitor the viral zoonotic disease. According to an official of the Ministry of National Health Services, special instructions have been issued to all national…

‘Do I have rashes from Monkeypox?’: NHS 111 is being…

The UK’s non-emergency medical helpline NHS 111 is flooded with phone calls from anxious people who have rashes, as the number of confirmed monkeypox cases in England has crossed 100.Mateo Prochazka of the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said people could get local sexual health services instead of resorting to…

As more Monkeypox cases get detected in UK, here’s all…

THE UK's health security agency (UKHSA) has procured more than 20,000 doses of a smallpox vaccine made by Bavarian Nordic as cases of monkeypox rise in Europe and beyond, it said. There are now 90 recorded cases in the UK, and eight additional cases have been detected in England, bringing…