UK to Announce More Monkeypox Cases, Mandatory Isolations Ordered

Health officials in the United Kingdom (UK) will report new cases of monkeypox on Monday as it intensified efforts to limit the first global outbreak of the virus. The UK has reported at least 21 confirmed cases of the monkeypox …

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First Patient Injected with Cancer Killing Virus

Ariel JavellanaVaccine vial and syringe | Ariel Javellana

An experimental cancer-killing virus has been injected into a human patient for the first time, in the hopes of uncovering evidence of a new way to successfully combat cancer tumors in humans. The virus named ‘Vaxinia’ was genetically modified to …

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Monkeypox Cases Detected in Australia

Fourth EstateAn active Monkeypox infection | WHO

Australia’s first case of monkeypox has been detected in Victoria while a “very likely” second case was also discovered in New South Wales. In a news release, Associate Professor Deborah Friedman, Deputy Chief Health Officer (Communicable Disease) of the Victoria …

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Montreal Investigating 13 Suspected Monkeypox Cases

Fourth EstateHighly magnified electron microscope photo shows a mulberry-type monkeypox virus. | CDC via Fourth Estate

Montreal health officials were investigating suspected instances of monkeypox as global data show a growing number of infections in other nations.  Donald Vinh, a medical microbiologist at the McGill University Health Center (MUHC), in a report by the Montreal Gazette, …

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Spain on Alert Due to Suspected Monkeypox Cases

Fourth EstateStages of monkeypox lesions | Health Security Agency (UK)

Spanish authorities have started investigating several suspected monkeypox cases amid outbreaks in the UK and neighboring Portugal. Spanish health authorities said eight suspected cases of monkeypox were detected in Spain a day after the WHO raised an alert on outbreaks …

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More Monkeypox Cases Detected in the UK

The United Kingdom Health Security Agency (UKHSA) announced on Monday the detection of additional cases of monkeypox in London and one linked case in the northeast of England. UKHSA officials said they detected four more cases of the rare disease, …

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WHO Claims COVID-19 Death Toll Three Times Estimate

Fourth EstateU.S. COVID-19 Deaths Memorial at Griffith Observatory Los Angeles - Ron Cogswell

The World Health Organization reported on Thursday that approximately 14.9 million people globally died as a direct or indirect result of COVID-19 between January 2020 and December 2021, nearly three times more than they estimated. According to the WHO analysis, …

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U.S. FDA Limits Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Due to Rare Blood Clot Risk

Office of the Secretary of DefenseVials of the COVID-19 vaccine are seen at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., Dec. 14, 2020. - Lisa Ferdinando

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has limited the authorized use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine due to the rare but life-threatening risk of blood clots. The FDA announced on May 5 that the Janssen COVID-19 …

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Three Children Die From Unidentified Form of Hepatitis in Indonesia

Three children in Indonesia died from a mysterious liver disease, the country’s health ministry said, bringing the global death toll to at least four. The Indonesian Health Ministry announced that the children died from “acute hepatitis” in hospitals in capital …

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Beijing Residents Panic Buy, Schools Close over COVID-19 Outbreak Fears

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People in Beijing have started stocking up on food and other essentials as the city’s largest district begins mass testing of residents in the wake of a fresh coronavirus epidemic while schools have been closed.  The panic buying in Beijing …

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