New monkeypox study warns virus has ‘no borders’ as more symptoms detailed

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New monkeypox symptoms have been revealed in a latest study while a lead scientist of the report has warned that the virus has “no borders”. A vaccination programme against monkeypox is being stepped up by the NHS as more supplies of a jab come on stream. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said it had […]

French health body indicates at-risk groups to be vaccinated against monkeypox

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France’s HAS health authority on Friday recommended widening the vaccination campaign against monkeypox, saying that those most exposed to the risk of contracting the virus through sexual relations should receive an inoculation. “Men who have sexual relationships with other men and trans people who have multiple sexual partners” should be vaccinated, the HAS said, as […]

U.S. to ship 144,000 more monkeypox shots and expand testing as cases top 700

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The U.S. is stepping up its efforts to address the snowballing monkeypox outbreak — the country’s largest to date by far, with 700 confirmed cases. The Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday that it will distribute 144,000 doses of the two-shot Jynneos vaccine, which is approved for monkeypox and smallpox, to cities and […]

I dodged Covid but caught monkeypox’: a Londoner’s surreal ordeal

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George avoided Covid during the pandemic, but then became one of the first UK cases of monkeypox virus after he developed strange symptoms As the black, scabby lesion grew, George turned to Google. The 29-year-old was unnerved by the wart-like spot; as a healthcare worker he had “seen quite a bit”, but this was unlike […]

Monkeypox outbreak could be just ‘the peak of the iceberg’, WHO warns

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Monkeypox outbreak could be just ‘the peak of the iceberg’, WHO warns The World Health Organization has warned that 200 monkeypox cases found in recent weeks outside countries where the virus usually circulates could be just the beginning. “We don’t know if we are just seeing the peak of the iceberg [or] if there are […]