Monkeypox mutates at unprecedented rate, study finds

Researchers investigating the monkeypox virus said it appears to have mutated at an unprecedented rate — much quicker than experts initially predicted, according to a new study. The study, which was published in the medical journal Nature Medicine on Thursday, found that there were an average of 50 mutations in samples from this year when … Read more

Current Monkeypox Virus May Be Showing Accelerated Evolution as More New Cases Rise

The monkeypox outbreak that health authorities first noticed in Europe back in May is getting worse. According to the World Health Organization’s latest report, there are over 2,100 confirmed cases, and at least one person has died. Now geneticists finally have enough data to begin getting a handle on how exactly the outbreak started—and where … Read more

Los Angeles County reports 14 total probable cases of monkeypox as infections slowly rise across US

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — As the number of monkeypox infections continues to rise across the US, Los Angeles County public health officials on Thursday reported 14 total probable cases in the region. LA County confirmed its first presumptive case of monkeypox on June 2 after an adult county resident traveled, and had a known close … Read more

WHO convenes emergency meeting on monkepox outbreak; Stanford lab begins testing

WHO convenes emergency meeting on monkepox outbreak; Stanford lab begins testing – CBS San Francisco Watch CBS News The question on hand is whether the outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern and if so, the proposed recommendations to deal with the multi-country outbreak. Elizabeth Cook reports. Be the first to know Get … Read more

WHO considers declaring monkeypox a global health emergency

The World Health Organization agrees its emergency committee Thursday to consider if the spiraling outbreak of monkeypox warrants being declared a global emergency. But some experts say the WHO’s decision to act only after the disease spilled into the West could entrench the grotesque inequities that arose between rich and poor countries during the coronavirus … Read more

US Boosts Monkeypox Testing, 142 Cases Confirmed – NBC New York

The Biden administration has started shipping monkeypox tests to commercial laboratories, in a bid to speed diagnoses for suspected infections for the virus that has already infected at least 142 people in the US The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is sending tests to labs, including Aegis Science, Labcorp, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Quest Diagnostics … Read more

10 new monkeypox cases confirmed in Toronto; 33 cases in Ontario to date

Ontario Public Health is reporting 10 new cases of monkeypox in Toronto. The agency says there are now 33 confirmed cases of the virus in the province as of Monday, and that 28 of those are in Toronto. That is an increase from Friday, when Toronto Public Health confirmed 18 cases in the city. All … Read more

Riverside County public health officials announce first possible case of monkeypox after man tests positive for an orthopoxvirus

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) — Riverside County may have their first probable case of monkeypox after one person tested positive for an orthopoxvirus, public health officials announced Wednesday. A man under the age of 60, from eastern Riverside County, showed preliminary positive test results for what officials are calling an orthopoxvirus. The man was seen in … Read more