US to deploy nearly 300,000 monkeypox vaccine doses to fight outbreak

Mock-up vials labeled “Monkeypox vaccine” are seen in this illustration taken, May 25, 2022. Dado Ruvic | Reuters The US will deploy nearly 300,000 monekypox vaccine doses in the coming weeks in an effort to stamp out an outbreak of the virus that continues to grow. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending … Read more

World Health Organization says monkeypox is not a global health emergency right now

The World Health Organization on Saturday said the rapid spread of monkeypox across dozens of nations does not represent a global health emergency at this time. WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus described monkeypox as an evolving health threat, however, and urged governments around the world to step up surveillance, contact tracing, testing and to … Read more

FDA committee recommends Modern two-dose Covid vaccine for kids ages 6 to 17

A young man receives his Covid-19 vaccination at a vaccination clinic. People receive the Modern vaccine in Milford, Pennsylvania. Preston Ehrler | LightRocket | Getty Images Moderna’s two-dose Covid-19 vaccine for kids ages 6 through 17 received the endorsement from the Food and Drug Administration’s committee of independent immunization experts on Tuesday, a key step … Read more

US monkeypox cases have more than doubled over the last week to 20, CDC says

The World Health Organization has said that there is a “window” of opportunity to contain a recent monkeypox outbreak which has seen cases spread across Europe, the US and Australia. Nurphoto | Nurphoto | Getty Images The US has identified 20 monkeypox cases across 11 states as public health authorities increase testing in an effort … Read more

Monkeypox outbreak is primarily spreading through sex, WHO officials say

An outbreak of the monkeypox virus in North America and Europe is primarily spreading through sex among men with about 200 confirmed and suspected cases across at least a dozen countries, World Health Organization officials said Monday. The outbreak has quickly advanced across Europe and North America over the last week and is expected to … Read more

WHO confirms 80 cases of monkeypox with outbreaks in 11 countries

The World Health Organization has confirmed about 80 cases of monkeypox with recent outbreaks reported in 11 countries, according to a statement Friday from the global health agency. The outbreaks are unusual because they are occurring in countries where the virus is not endemic, according to the WHO. More cases will likely be reported in … Read more