Expert warns monkeypox IS the next pandemic – but ‘not something like the Covid outbreak’

Monkeypox will become the next pandemic to hit the world, an expert warns, as the current outbreak of the virus has caused more than 30,000 cases worldwide – with around a third of infections detected in the United States alone, which is home to the world’s largest epidemic. world. Dr. Joseph Eisenberg, an epidemiologist at … Read more

WHO considers renaming monkeypox due to stigma issues

LONDON — The World Health Organization said it was holding an open forum to rename the disease monkeypox, after some critics raised concerns the name could be derogatory or have racist connotations. In a statement on Friday, the UN health agency said it had also renamed two families, or clades, of the virus, using Roman … Read more

WHO considers renaming monkeypox due to stigma issues

LONDON — The World Health Organization said it was holding an open forum to rename the disease monkeypox, after some critics raised concerns the name could be derogatory or have racist connotations. In a statement on Friday, the UN health agency said it had also renamed two families, or clades, of the virus, using Roman … Read more

Monkeypox has been declared a public health emergency. Now what?

On August 4, the Biden administration declared monkeypox a public health emergency as cases surge across the country. The first case of monkeypox in this year’s outbreak in the United States was reported in Massachusetts in May. Since then, the United States has had more than 9,400 reported and counted cases. There are still unknowns … Read more

Vaccine maker Monkeypox concerned about dose-splitting plan

The CEO of the company that makes the only Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved vaccine to prevent monkeypox has told Biden administration health officials he’s concerned about a new strategy aimed at dividing doses and changing the way the vaccine is injected. In a letter shared with The Hill, Bavarian Nordic CEO Paul Chaplin said … Read more

US monkeypox cases top 10,000 as CDC still aims for ‘containment’

More than 10,000 Americans have now tested positive in the monkeypox outbreak across the United States, according to figures released Wednesday night by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as federal health officials say they are still racing to contain the virus. Cases have been reported in every state except Wyoming, while 15 states … Read more

WHO says don’t blame monkeys for spread of monkeypox after animal attacks

A World Health Organization official has come to the defense of the monkeys following a series of primate attacks in Brazil, saying they are not responsible for the growing outbreak of monkeypox. Margaret Harris, spokesperson for the WHO, told a United Nations press conference in Geneva on Tuesday that the monkeypox virus has been found … Read more