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Monkeypox not a global emergency 'at this stage', says WHO panel
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Monkeypox not a global emergency 'at this stage', says WHO panel

In a statement, a WHO emergency committee said many aspects of the outbreak were 'unusual' and acknowledged that monkeypox, which is endemic in some African countries, has been neglected for years

US buys more monkeypox vaccine as international case count continues to grows
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US buys more monkeypox vaccine as international case count continues to grows

More than 1,300 cases of monkeypox virus have been found in about 30 other countries outside the areas of Africa where the virus is endemic

UN denounces ‘homophobic and racist’ reporting on monkeypox; warns of exacerbating stigma
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UN denounces ‘homophobic and racist’ reporting on monkeypox; warns of exacerbating stigma

A significant proportion of recent monkeypox cases have been identified among gay, bisexual people but transmission is via close physical contact with a sufferer and could affect anyone. However, such reporting may reinforce homophobic and racist stereotypes, said UN AIDS agency

World Health Organisation confirms 80 monkeypox cases in 11 countries
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World Health Organisation confirms 80 monkeypox cases in 11 countries

In a statement, the WHO said the virus is endemic in some animal populations in a number of countries, leading to occasional outbreaks among local people and travelers

Pakistan detects second polio case in a week, triggers concern over possible spike during Eid holidays
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Pakistan detects second polio case in a week, triggers concern over possible spike during Eid holidays

Pakistan is one of the two polio-endemic countries in the world along with Afghanistan

How will COVID-19 end? Experts look to influenza, HIV, Zika epidemics for clues
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How will COVID-19 end? Experts look to influenza, HIV, Zika epidemics for clues

The COVID-19 global pandemic has waxed and waned differently in different parts of the world. But in the United States, at least, there is reason to believe the end is near.

Two years on, India's battle with COVID-19, its variants continue with no end in sight
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Two years on, India's battle with COVID-19, its variants continue with no end in sight

Till now, India has reported 4,10,92,522 cases and 4,94,091 fatalities due to COVID-19 and its variants

Omicron may not be the final variant of COVID-19, but it may be the final variant of concern
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Omicron may not be the final variant of COVID-19, but it may be the final variant of concern

The virus cannot, however, improve indefinitely. The laws of biochemistry mean that the virus will eventually evolve a spike protein that binds to ACE2 as strongly as possible

WHO, UN release new strategy to ensure 70 percent global population is vaccinated by mid-2022
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WHO, UN release new strategy to ensure 70 percent global population is vaccinated by mid-2022

If COVID-19 becomes endemic, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimates that global economic losses could exceed US$ 5.3 trillion by 2026.

India may be entering endemic COVID-19 stage with low or moderate level of transmission says WHO Chief Scientist
India

India may be entering endemic COVID-19 stage with low or moderate level of transmission says WHO Chief Scientist

The endemic stage is when a population learns to live with a virus and is different from the epidemic stage when the virus overwhelms a population

Chinmay Tumbe on his new book that investigates major pandemics, and how they influenced India, the world
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Chinmay Tumbe on his new book that investigates major pandemics, and how they influenced India, the world

In 'The Age of Pandemics', Tumbe specifically focuses on the period between 1817 to 1920, which witnessed nearly five percent of the mid-point global population —or 70 million people — being wiped out by pandemics.

Africa wins battle against wild poliovirus, WHO announces; threat of vaccine-derived polio persists
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Africa wins battle against wild poliovirus, WHO announces; threat of vaccine-derived polio persists

Polio is a highly contagious virus and was endemic around the world until a vaccine was found in the 1950s.

Coronavirus Outbreak FAQ: N95 masks, safe meat, how to stay informed on latest as Covid-19 pandemic spreads further
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Coronavirus Outbreak FAQ: N95 masks, safe meat, how to stay informed on latest as Covid-19 pandemic spreads further

The Indian government has set up a 24x7 helpline for queries about the virus and its victims, with the number of cases rising quickly in many Asian countries.

China finishes construction of 1,000 bed hospital to treat victims of coronavirus in 10 days
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China finishes construction of 1,000 bed hospital to treat victims of coronavirus in 10 days

Medical teams from the People’s Liberation Army arrive in Wuhan to relieve overwhelmed health workers, work at the hospital.

Coronavirus outbreak: How bad will the epidemic get? When will a vaccine be ready?
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Coronavirus outbreak: How bad will the epidemic get? When will a vaccine be ready?

On 30 January, the WHO declared the outbreak a global health emergency, acknowledging that the disease is a risk beyond China.

Chinese man in Philippines is first death related to coronavirus outside of China
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Chinese man in Philippines is first death related to coronavirus outside of China

The 44-year-old Chinese man from Wuhan was hospitalized with a fever, cough, sore throat and died after developing severe pneumonia.

Do masks really work to keep coronavirus at bay? Health experts, around the world, are not too sure
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Do masks really work to keep coronavirus at bay? Health experts, around the world, are not too sure

With the virus spreading, demands for masks are increasing and UNICEF sent 6000 kgs of masks and protective suits to China.

Australian scientists grow coronavirus in the lab — game-changing tool to diagnose, develop vaccines
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Australian scientists grow coronavirus in the lab — game-changing tool to diagnose, develop vaccines

Chinese released genome sequence of the virus to help in diagnosis but the real virus help verify all test methods.

Coronavirus causes 25 new fatalities in China, taking the death toll to 132 people
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Coronavirus causes 25 new fatalities in China, taking the death toll to 132 people

Fever and weakness are the typical symptoms of the infection along with ten to 14 days as the incubation period.

Two Bengaluru residents under observation for coronavirus after they return from China trip
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Two Bengaluru residents under observation for coronavirus after they return from China trip

They returned from China on 18 January and came to the hospital after developing a cold.