China Reports First Case Of Monkeypox Virus
China has reported its first case of the Monkeypox virus in the southwest city of Chongqing. Reportedly, the patient was already under COVID-19 quarantined following an international travel. The Chinese authorised have not disclosed the details of the patient, as to name, age and sex. The officials stated that the patient is being isolated and provided with adequate treatment. Further details are awaited.
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Courtesy: Hindustan Times
US Reports Second Death Related To Monkeypox Virus
The United States of America has reported the second case of death due to Monkeypox virus. The death was reportedly caused due to inflammation of the brain. Similarly, two healthy men previously experienced inflammation in brain and spinal cord following Monkeypox infection. The first case of Monkeypox death occurred in the state of Texas on August 30.
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Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Canada Confirms 1,321 Cases Of Monkeypox
Canada confirms 1,321 cases of Monkeypox and alerted citizens. On September 9, The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has confirmed the Monkeypox update, informing 631 cases are from Ontario, 505 from Quebec, 143 from British Columbia, 34 from Alberta, three from Saskatchewan, two from the Yukon and one each from Nova Scotia,… read-more
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Over 30 Children Test Positive For Monkeypox In US: Report
At least 30 children in the United States of America have contracted the Monkeypox virus, according to local media reports. The Texas Department for State Health Services showed that there are at least nine pediatric cases in the state. Also notably, first death related to Monkeypox in the US was reported in Texas. The victim was reportedly an adult, living in Harris county.
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ICMR Study Reveals 3 Out Of 5 Monkeypox Cases In Delhi Had Heterosexual Contact
According to a preliminary investigation conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-National Institute of Virology (NIV), three of the five Monkeypox cases reported from Delhi had a history of heterosexual interaction. However, the other two cases out of five have no sexual interaction. All five individuals had mild to moderate grade intermittent fever, myalgia, and genital, groin, lower limb, trunk, and upper limb symptoms.… read-more
Tags: Monkeypox, Delhi, Homosexual, ICMR, national institute of virology
Courtesy: DNA INDIA
‘Monkeypox Does Not Lead To HIV,’ Says Top ICMR Scientist
The global monkeypox epidemic has alarmed senior medical authorities. Because of the taboos surrounding monkeypox, many have linked it to the spread of HIV in India. Dr. Pragya Yadav, a prominent scientist at the Indian Council of Medical Research-National Institute of Virology, clarified the growing myths… read-more
Tags: Monkeypox, HIV Spread, ICMR, Scientist, ICMR-NIV
Courtesy: DNA INDIA
Monkeypox Virus First Case Detected In Indonesia
Health ministry in Indonesia reported its first monkeypox illness on August 20. Singapore announced its first incidence of monkeypox last month and had verified 15 cases as of August 5. Philippines and Thailand have also confirmed instances in Southeast Asia. World Health Organization declared a global health emergency, citing more than 40,000 confirmed instances of monkeypox, including a few deaths, in over 80 countries where the virus is… read-more
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Courtesy: India Today
WHO Urges People To Avoid Animal Contact, After 1st Dog-To Man Monkeypox Case Reported
The World Health Organisation (WHO) asked people to avoid animal contact, after the first known human-to-dog transmission of monkeypox was reported in France. On August 19, a case, involving two men and their Italian greyhound has been reported in Paris, following which the WHO asked for separate isolation for animals and waste management. Notably, rising number of monkeypox has been a concern for the world.
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Courtesy: The Free Press Journal
WHO Claims Effectiveness Of Monkeypox Vaccinations Less Than 100%
Vaccines against monkeypox are not 100% effective, therefore individuals must limit their own risks of infection, according to WHO technical chief Rosamund Lewis on August 17. This comes as more than 35,000 instances of monkeypox have been documented in more than 92 countries, with the illness responsible for 12 fatalities. Last week, about 7,500 cases were recorded, a 20% rise over the previous week.
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Delhi Reports 5th Case Of Monkeypox In 22-Year-Old Woman
A fifth case of Monkeypox virus has been reported in Delhi, informed Dr Suresh Kumar, Medical Director at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan hospital, on August 13. He thena stated that it is a 22-year-old woman. Reportedly, she is undergoing treatment. He further stated that the patient has no travel history, but had traveled over a month ago. Central government has strengthened vigilance, especially at country's borders.
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