Why is WHO renaming monkey pox?

Why is WHO renaming monkey pox?

(The Hill) – The World Health Organization changes the name of monkey pox amid concerns that the name may be considered racist and may inaccurately describe the origin of the virus. WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in mid-June that the organization would change its name to monkey pox. “WHO is also working with … Read more

The manufacturer of the monkey pox vaccine has concerns about the dose division plan

The manufacturer of the monkey pox vaccine has concerns about the dose division plan

The CEO of a company that produces the only vaccine approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the prevention of monkey pox, told Biden administration health officials that he was concerned about the new strategy for dividing doses and changing the way the vaccine is injected. In a letter released to The Hill, … Read more

WHO says not to blame monkeys for the spread of monkey pox after attacks on animals?

WHO says not to blame monkeys for the spread of monkey pox after attacks on animals?

A World Health Organization official backed the monkeys after a series of attacks on primates in Brazil, saying they were not responsible for the growing monkey pox epidemic. WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris said at a UN press conference in Geneva on Tuesday that the monkey pox virus has been found in many animals and is … Read more

US cases of monkey pox exceed 10,000 as CDC continues to “contain”

US cases of monkey pox exceed 10,000 as CDC continues to “contain”

More than 10,000 Americans have tested positive for the monkey pox epidemic across the US, according to figures released late Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as federal health officials say they are still racing to contain the virus. Cases have been reported in every state except Wyoming, while 15 states and … Read more

Why is WHO renaming monkey pox?

Why is WHO renaming monkey pox?

The World Health Organization (WHO) changes the name of monkey pox amid concerns that the name may be considered racist and may inaccurately describe the origin of the virus. WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in mid-June that the organization would change its name to monkey pox. “WHO is also working with partners and … Read more

Riverside County declares a public health emergency related to monkey pox due to an increasing number of cases

Riverside County declares a public health emergency related to monkey pox due to an increasing number of cases

Riverside County, California (KABC) – A medical emergency has been declared in Riverside County due to the increasing number of cases of monkey pox. Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Geoffrey Leung signed the proclamation on Tuesday and the Supervisory Board has seven days to ratify the shares. Health officials say the move will shift … Read more

How to prevent the spread of monkey pox?

How to prevent the spread of monkey pox?

ATLANTA, Georgia (CBS46) – According to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), there are 625 confirmed cases of monkey pox in Georgia. DPH now provides ways to prevent the spread of infection. Avoid close skin-to-skin contact with people who have a monkey pox-like rash. Don’t touch the rash or scabs of the person with … Read more

A limited supply of the monkey pox vaccine in Hamilton County will go to the most vulnerable

A limited supply of the monkey pox vaccine in Hamilton County will go to the most vulnerable

CINCINNATI (WXIX) – The limited supply of the monkey pox vaccine currently available in Hamilton County will go to the most vulnerable – and everyone else will have to be patient, the county health commissioner insisted on Tuesday. “With vaccine supply limited, it is important that we reach the most vulnerable populations,” said Greg Kesterman … Read more

TN exceeds 50 cases of monkey pox, says the CDC

TN exceeds 50 cases of monkey pox, says the CDC

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – Monkey pox cases are rising nationwide and in Tennessee just days after the Biden administration officially declared the virus a public health emergency. The latest data provided by the Centers for Disease and Control shows that there are currently 8,934 active cases of monkey pox in the United States. As of … Read more