monkeypox

First monkeypox case identified in Moldova

First monkeypox case identified in Moldova

The first case of monkeypox has been registered in Moldova, Moldovan Health Minister Alla Nemerenko said on social media. The patient is a foreigner who has traveled to Moldova from the United States in the interest of work, Nemerenko …

U.S. declares monkeypox outbreak public health emergency

U.S. declares monkeypox outbreak public health emergency

The United States has declared monkeypox a public health emergency, the health secretary said on Thursday, a move expected to free up additional funding and tools to fight the disease. The U.S. tally topped 6,600 on Wednesday, almost …

Russia sends test systems for monkeypox to Kazakhstan

Russia sends test systems for monkeypox to Kazakhstan

Russia’s Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing sent the test systems for the detection of monkeypox to Kazakhstan, Armenia, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, the agency’s press …

Bavarian Nordic in talks to expand monkeypox vaccine output

Bavarian Nordic in talks to expand monkeypox vaccine output

Bavarian Nordic, the Danish company behind the vaccine being used to try to stem a global outbreak of monkeypox, is in talks to potentially expand production capacity, its CEO said. The Copenhagen-based vaccine maker has a vaccine that …

Monkeypox brought to Russia from Portugal

Monkeypox brought to Russia from Portugal

The first case of monkeypox in Russia was confirmed in a resident of St. Petersburg, who recently arrived from Portugal, Natalya Pshenichnaya, Deputy Director for Clinical and Analytical work of the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of …

Russia reports first monkeypox case

Russia reports first monkeypox case

The first case of monkeypox was recorded in Russia, the disease was detected in an individual who returned from a trip to European countries, the press service of the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human …

WHO to reconvene monkeypox emergency meeting

WHO to reconvene monkeypox emergency meeting

With more than 6,000 cases worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) is set to reconvene a meeting to decide whether to declare the monkeypox outbreak a global health emergency, the organization's highest level of alert, the organization …

Azerbaijan receives monkeypox testing kits from WHO

Azerbaijan receives monkeypox testing kits from WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) Country Office has donated 3,000 test kits for monkeypox virus to Azerbaijan for use in case of need. According to the statement, no cases of monkeypox have been detected in Azerbaijan. However, 5,322 …

Monkeypox cases triple in Europe, WHO informs

Monkeypox cases triple in Europe, WHO informs

Over the past two weeks, the monkeypox epidemic has accelerated in Europe. The number of cases has tripled, WHO Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge said. In total, over 5,000 cases of infection have been confirmed in 51 countries, …

Turkey reports first monkeypox case

Turkey reports first monkeypox case

Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced Thursday that Turkey’s first monkeypox case has been reported, a 37-year-old patient. Koca tweeted that the patient has immunodeficiency and is currently in isolation. …

Georgia confirms first case of monkeypox virus

Georgia confirms first case of monkeypox virus

Georgian health authorities confirmed the first case of the monkeypox virus in the country, with the National Centre for Disease Control making the confirmation. The health body said a “mild form” of the viral disease had …

WHO renaming monkeypox virus

WHO renaming monkeypox virus

The World Health Organization announced  that it will rename the monkeypox virus, which has infected more than 1,600 people in 39 countries this year, after a group of scientists voiced concerns that the name could be stigmatizing. …

WHO: monkeypox outbreak reaches 257 confirmed cases worldwide

WHO: monkeypox outbreak reaches 257 confirmed cases worldwide

The World Health Organization has received reports of 257 confirmed monkeypox cases and about 120 suspected cases in 23 nations where the virus is not endemic as of Thursday, it said in a Sunday update. In the United States, the …

First case of monkeypox confirmed in Finland

First case of monkeypox confirmed in Finland

Finland confirms it has found the first case of monkeypox infection in a patient, according to the Helsinki University Hospital.  The patient is now recovering, the hospital says in a Twitter post on Friday. Separately, …

Monkeypox goes global

Monkeypox goes global

Scientists are trying to understand why the virus, a less-lethal relative of smallpox, has cropped up in so many populations around the world

Is monkeypox dangerous?

Is monkeypox dangerous?

The monkeypox outbreak is drawing attention from international medical surveillance professionals and health practitioners because of key elements present in this latest event, originating from the African continent. Indeed, the international …

Is Russia ready for a smallpox pandemic?

Is Russia ready for a smallpox pandemic?

Many Russian residents already have immunity to monkeypox, the Russian Health Minister, Mikhail Murashko said. He reminded that the smallpox vaccine partially worked against monkeypox. "Until 1980, smallpox …

WHO: Monkeypox could accelerate spread in summer

WHO: Monkeypox could accelerate spread in summer

The incidence of monkeypox could jump this summer due to mass events, Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe, said. "We are approaching the summer period in Europe, which is accompanied by mass gatherings, festivals and …