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Monkeypox to be renamed mpox: WHO
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Monkeypox to be renamed mpox: WHO

Monkeypox received its name because the virus was originally identified in monkeys kept for research in Denmark in 1958, but the disease is found in a number of animals, and most frequently in rodents

Monkeypox outbreak still an international health emergency, says WHO
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Monkeypox outbreak still an international health emergency, says WHO

So far, more than 70,000 confirmed cases of Monkeypox have been reported in over 100 countries. Most cases have been reported among men

Health officials concede monkeypox elimination unlikely in US
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Health officials concede monkeypox elimination unlikely in US

The virus has mainly spread among gay and bisexual men, though health officials continue to stress that anyone can be infected. It's important that people at risk take steps to prevent spread and that vaccination efforts continue

As monkeypox drops in the West, still no vaccines for Africa
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As monkeypox drops in the West, still no vaccines for Africa

No rich countries have shared vaccines or treatments with Africa, and some experts fear interest may soon evaporate.

Monkeypox: New strain identified in UK man who travelled to West Africa
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Monkeypox: New strain identified in UK man who travelled to West Africa

The individual in question has been admitted to the High Consequence Infectious Disease (HCID) unit at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital in line with standing advice from the Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens

In a first, man tests positive for COVID-19, HIV, monkeypox at the same time
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In a first, man tests positive for COVID-19, HIV, monkeypox at the same time

The 36-year-old Italian man developed fever, accompanied by sore throat, fatigue, headache and swollen lymph nodes in the groin area nine days after spending five days in Spain

ICMR planning sero-survey among contacts of monkeypox patients
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ICMR planning sero-survey among contacts of monkeypox patients

India so far has reported 10 cases of monkeypox. According to WHO, monkeypox is a viral zoonosis -- a virus transmitted to humans from animals -- with symptoms similar to smallpox although clinically less severe

Now, dog infected with monkeypox: What we know about human-to-animal transmission
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Now, dog infected with monkeypox: What we know about human-to-animal transmission

Last week, The Lancet reported that two men in Paris noticed lesions on their Italian greyhound 12 days after they were infected with monkeypox

Doctors identify first case of human-to-dog transmission of monkeypox
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Doctors identify first case of human-to-dog transmission of monkeypox

Pets that come in close contact with a symptomatic person should be kept at home and away from other animals and people for 21 days after the most recent contact

WHO turns to public for monkeypox name change, launches website for consultation
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WHO turns to public for monkeypox name change, launches website for consultation

Experts warn the name can be stigmatising to the primates it was named after, but who play little role in its spread, and to the African continent that the animals are often associated with

UK: Monkeypox outbreak 'shows signs of slowing', but ambiguity on sustained decline persists
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UK: Monkeypox outbreak 'shows signs of slowing', but ambiguity on sustained decline persists

After observing no indicators of sustained monkeypox transmission outside of the sexual networks of men who have sex with men, last month, Britain downgraded its assessment of the monkeypox outbreak

World Health Organization plans to rename monkeypox over stigmatisation concerns
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World Health Organization plans to rename monkeypox over stigmatisation concerns

WHO said the decision was made following a meeting of scientists this week and in line with current best practices for naming diseases

5th Monkeypox case detected in Delhi, woman with recent travel history to Nigeria tests positive
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5th Monkeypox case detected in Delhi, woman with recent travel history to Nigeria tests positive

Dr Kumar said that the sample of a 22-year-old woman tested positive on Friday and she is currently under observation in the hospital

31,000 cases and counting... How countries can stop the spread of monkeypox
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31,000 cases and counting... How countries can stop the spread of monkeypox

With only a limited global supply of vaccines, authorities are racing to stop monkeypox before it becomes entrenched as a new disease

How the current monkeypox outbreak can become endemic
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How the current monkeypox outbreak can become endemic

The current monkeypox outbreak isn’t linked to exposure to an infected animal – but is exclusively being spread human-to-human, causing health experts to worry

Monkeypox in India: A.2 strain of virus, detected in US last year, found in first two cases, say ICMR-NIV analysis
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Monkeypox in India: A.2 strain of virus, detected in US last year, found in first two cases, say ICMR-NIV analysis

India, so far, has reported nine cases of monkeypox and one death. The current outbreak is being driven by the B.1 strain of the virus

Linking COVID-19 vaccine with Monkeypox: Busting the myths
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Linking COVID-19 vaccine with Monkeypox: Busting the myths

The virus has been named Monkeypox because initially it was detected in a monkey

Spain's health authorities struggles to check spread of monkeypox, confirms 4,577 cases in three months
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Spain's health authorities struggles to check spread of monkeypox, confirms 4,577 cases in three months

In all, the global monkeypox outbreak has seen more than 26,000 cases in nearly 90 countries since May. There have been 103 suspected deaths in Africa, mostly in Nigeria and Congo, where a more lethal form of monkeypox is spreading than in the West

US declares public health emergency over monkeypox outbreak
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US declares public health emergency over monkeypox outbreak

The federal government declared a public health emergency Thursday to bolster the response to the monkeypox outbreak that has infected more than 7,100 Americans.

Monkeypox : Centre holds meeting of medical experts
India

Monkeypox : Centre holds meeting of medical experts

India has so far reported nine cases of monkeypox including one death