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
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
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
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
Pakistan is one of the two polio-endemic countries in the world along with Afghanistan
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.
Till now, India has reported 4,10,92,522 cases and 4,94,091 fatalities due to COVID-19 and its variants
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
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
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
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.
Polio is a highly contagious virus and was endemic around the world until a vaccine was found in the 1950s.
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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.
Medical teams from the People’s Liberation Army arrive in Wuhan to relieve overwhelmed health workers, work at the hospital.
On 30 January, the WHO declared the outbreak a global health emergency, acknowledging that the disease is a risk beyond China.
The 44-year-old Chinese man from Wuhan was hospitalized with a fever, cough, sore throat and died after developing severe pneumonia.
With the virus spreading, demands for masks are increasing and UNICEF sent 6000 kgs of masks and protective suits to China.
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Chinese released genome sequence of the virus to help in diagnosis but the real virus help verify all test methods.
Fever and weakness are the typical symptoms of the infection along with ten to 14 days as the incubation period.
They returned from China on 18 January and came to the hospital after developing a cold.