The World Health Organisation (WHO) declaration of monkeypox as global emergency should have been more carefully worded in the wake of the still-lingering global pandemic of COVID-19. This announcement could cause worldwide panic among people and governments, businesses, and other establishments.
The Philippines has reported its first case of the monkeypox virus, detected in a citizen who returned from abroad earlier this month, a health ministry official said.
When will we learn? Now that monkeypox has been detected in Canada, Portugal, Spain, the UK, and the US, we should accept that our toxic relationship with animals is sleepwalking us into disaster. If we continue to use and abuse animals, we risk
Most monkeypox patients experience only fever, body aches, chills and fatigue. People with more serious illness may develop a rash and lesions on the face and hands that can spread to other parts of the body.
The Ministry also announced the recovery of two monkeypox patients, who were receiving medical care in state hospitals, after their full recovery from symptoms of the disease
Monkeypox is a viral zoonotic disease that occurs primarily in tropical rainforest areas of Central and West Africa and is occasionally exported to other regions.
JYNNEOS (also known as Imvamune or Imvanex) is an attenuated live virus vaccine which has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the prevention of monkeypox.
It comes as the new monkeypox outbreak grew to 71 confirmed in Britain and 85 cases across eight countries in Europe.
People who come in close contact with an infectious person, including health workers, family members and sexual partners, are at greater risk of infection.