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October 5, 2022


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Second term confirmed for WHO chief; No opposition

London (U.K.)- WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is expected to be confirmed by the U.N. health agency’s member countries for a second five-year term on Tuesday. No other candidate challenged Tedros for the post amid the ongoing difficulties of responding to the devastating coronavirus pandemic. Tedros, a former government minister from Ethiopia, has directed
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The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Study reports first use of antivirals in monkeypox patients

Highlighting challenges in understanding and treating this rare disease An analysis of seven cases of monkeypox that occurred in the UK between 2018-2021 reports on the first instances of in-hospital transmission and household transmission outside of Africa. All patients in the study recovered following treatment in isolation in UK hospital units. Researchers observed

Monkeypox was likely spread by sex at 2 raves in Europe

London (UK)- A leading adviser to the World Health Organization described the unprecedented outbreak of monkeypox in developed countries as “a random event”. Explained by risky sexual behaviour at two recent mass events in Europe. Dr David Heymann, who formerly headed WHO’s emergency department, said the leading theory. Which explains the spread of the disease was sexual
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What is monkeypox and where is it spreading?

European and American health authorities have identified several monkeypox cases recently, mostly in young men. It’s a dramatic outbreak of a disease that rarely appears outside Africa. Health officials worldwide are keeping watch for more cases because, for the first time, the disease appears to be spreading among people who didn’t travel to Africa. They […]

More Monkeypox cases confirmed in the UK

UKHSA identified four more cases of monkeypox London (UK)- The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has detected four additional cases of monkeypox, 3 in London and one linked case in the northeast of England. The four new cases do not have connections with the previously confirmed cases announced on 14 May, and the case announced […]