How COVID restrictions could lead to more unusual illnesses

The world might be looking at an unfortunate new normal for how viruses spread. Doctors and medical experts are seeing a bizarre return of diseases that were mainly on hiatus during the aggressive spread of COVID — and the general population, especially children, are susceptible due to a lack of naturally acquired immunity from isolating … Read more

Toronto investigating new suspected, probable cases of monkeypox

Toronto Public Health is investigating two new suspected cases and one probable case of monkeypox, the agency announced Wednesday. “All three individuals are men (two in their 30s and one in their 20s) and are doing well,” said a spokesperson in an email. “One of the three individuals had traveled to Montreal and was a … Read more

The US is offering vaccines to certain people exposed to monkeypox. Here’s what you should know

CNN — As global health leaders investigate an unusual outbreak of monkeypox across more than a dozen countries, discussions in the United States have turned to vaccination against the disease – and certain people exposed to the virus could be offered a vaccine. Vaccines for monkeypox are now available to some health care workers treating … Read more

Over 200 people monitored for monkeypox in Massachusetts

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a travel alert about the alarming spread of monkeypox — while confirming more than 200 people are being tracked in Massachusetts, having been in contact with the first confirmed patient in the US. The CDC released the level-2 alert late Monday, advising people to “practice enhanced … Read more

World Health Organization chief Tedros easily re-elected for five-year term

Issued on: 05/24/2022 – 17:12 Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was re-elected Tuesday for a second five-year term as head of the World Health Organization, following a secret ballot. The vote by secret ballot, announced by Ahmed Robleh Abdilleh from Djibouti at a major annual meeting, was seen as a formality since Tedros was the only candidate … Read more

As monkeypox cases rise, European countries urged to take extra steps – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Europe’s disease control body has urged countries to prepare contact tracing, vaccines, treatments and diagnostics as ways to combat an increasing number of monkeypox cases. In the UK a further 36 cases have been identified, bringing the total number of monkeypox infections to 56, according to the UK … Read more

What we know so far – POLITICO

Just when the world thought it was done with the worst of COVID, an outbreak of another virus has scientists worried. Cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in the UK, Portugal, Sweden, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, the US, Canada and Australia. What’s concerning experts is the unusual spread of the disease. Monkeypox usually circulates in … Read more

US, S Korean leaders meet in face of N Korea nuclear threat

SEOUL, South Korea — When the US and South Korean leaders meet Saturday, North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missile program, already a major focus, may receive extra attention if intelligence predictions of an imminent major weapons demonstration by the North, which is struggling with a COVID-19 outbreak, are right. What’s less clear, however, is whether … Read more

Australia reports ‘probable’ case of monkeypox in returned traveler from Europe

New South Wales has reported a “probable” case of monkeypox in a returned traveler from Europe – the same day Australia recorded its first confirmed case of the rare illness in Victoria. The man in his 40s developed a mild illness shortly after his return to Sydney, NSW Health said in a statement on Friday. … Read more

Australia reports ‘probable’ case of monkeypox in returned traveler from Europe

Australia has reported a “probable” case of monkeypox in a returned traveler from Europe. The man in his 40s developed a mild illness shortly after his return to Sydney, NSW Health said in a statement on Friday. He presented his GP with symptoms associated with monkeypox. “Urgent testing was carried out which has today identified … Read more