Thursday, June 20, 2024

Topic: Monkeypox

2022 in health: New Ebola and cholera outbreaks, mpox emergency, COVID-19 ‘not over’

The UN warned that the COVID-19 pandemic is still a cause for global concern, and outbreaks of cholera, Ebola and Monkeypox (now renamed mpox) led to the mobilization of health and aid workers to contain life-threatening illnesses.

Monkeypox cases top 35,000: WHO

Monkeypox infections continue to rise globally, with more than 35,000 cases across 92 countries and territories, and 12 deaths, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Wednesday.

WHO asks public for help with monkeypox name change

The World Health Organization has invited the public to find a new name for monkeypox, calling for help in coming up with a less stigmatising designation for the fast-spreading disease amid concerns about the name.

Delhi reports India’s first monkeypox case in a woman

A Nigerian woman living in Delhi for over a month, tested positive for monkeypox Wednesday. This is the country’s first case in a woman, with other eight cases being detected in men so far.

Monkeypox concern heightened after becoming a ‘northern’ disease, says WHO

Countries need to work more together to stop the rapidly spreading outbreak of monkeypox, “no matter the nationality, skin colour or religion of the affected population,” the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.

Kerala confirms Asia’s first monkeypox death

The Kerala health department on Monday confirmed that the youth who died in Thrissur on Saturday had succumbed to monkeypox.