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WHO Declares Monkeypox A Global Emergency Amid Surge In Cases

WHO declares monkeypox outbreak in more than 70 countries a ‘public health emergency of international concern.’ The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the monkeypox outbreak in more than 70 countries an “emergency of international concern”. The WHO label – a “public health emergency of international concern” – is designed to sound an alarm that a coordinated international response is […]

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Monkeypox Continues To Show Increase In U.S.

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are now nearly 1,500 cases in 41 states and Puerto Rico.  Three states have more than 150 confirmed monkeypox cases, including California, New York, and Illinois.  The World Health Organization said Tuesday that there were 9,200 cases in 63 countries.  India reported its first confirmed case of monkeypox […]

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WHO Seeks Name Change For Monkeypox

According to press reports, the World Health Organization (WHO) says it is working with experts to come up with a new name for monkeypox. It comes after more than 30 scientists wrote last week about the urgent need for a non-discriminatory and non-stigmatizing name for the virus and the disease it causes. They said the continued reference to the virus […]

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At Least 17 Non-Endemic Countries Report Monkeypox  

At least 17 countries have reported new confirmed cases of monkeypox. However, no associated deaths have been reported to date.As of 21 May, 92 laboratory-confirmed cases, and 28 suspected cases of monkeypox with ongoing investigations, have been reported to WHO from 12 Member States that are not endemic to monkeypox virus across three WHO regions.The following non-endemic countries have reported […]

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Monkeypox Spread Raises Alarm

With more than 90 cases of monkeypox confirmed in at least 12 countries, health officials have warned that all the necessary precautions should be put in place to offset any spread of the disease. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), monkeypox is a viral zoonosis (a virus transmitted to humans from animals) with symptoms very similar to those seen […]

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Monkeypox On The Rise — WHO Confirms 80 Cases Worldwide

The World Health Organization (WHO) says about 80 cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in 11 countries and has warned that more infections are likely to be reported. The WHO says another 50 suspected cases are being investigated but did not name any countries. Earlier, infections were confirmed in Italy, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, the US, Canada, and the UK – […]

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Monkeypox Spreading In Europe, US, Has African Scientists Baffled

WHO’s European chief concerned that monkeypox could spread as people gather for parties and festivals over the summer. As more cases of monkeypox are detected in Europe and North America, some scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks in Africa say they are baffled by the unusual disease’s spread in developed countries. Cases of the smallpox-related disease have not previously been seen among […]

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Interesting Key Facts About Abortion

Abortion is a common health intervention. It is safe when carried out using a method recommended by WHO, appropriate to the pregnancy duration, and by someone with the necessary skills. Six out of 10 of all unintended pregnancies end in an induced abortion. Around 45% of all abortions are unsafe, of which 97% take place in developing countries. Unsafe abortion […]

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WHO Reveals Shocking Extent Of Exploitative Formula Milk Marketing

The second report in a series detailing exploitative marketing practices employed by US$ 55 billion baby formula industry, shows parents, particularly mothers, are being insidiously and persistently targeted online Formula milk companies are paying social media platforms and influencers to gain direct access to pregnant women and mothers at some of the most vulnerable moments in their lives. The global […]

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PAHO Continues To Partner With Member States To Boost Take-Up Of Vaccines

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) continues to partner with member countries having low COVID-19 immunization coverage, to boost the take-up of vaccines. PAHO Director, Dr. Carissa Etienne, who notes that there are adequate doses available “to meet demand everywhere in our region”, says the organization has been collaborating with stakeholders in planning and implementing national vaccine delivery strategies. “We […]