Reduce monkeypox risk by not touching foreigners: Senior Chinese health official

BEIJING – A senior Chinese health official advised people to avoid physical contact with foreigners to prevent possible monkeypox infection after the first known case of the virus on mainland China was reported on Friday. “To prevent possible monkeypox infection and as part of our healthy lifestyle, it is recommended that 1) you do not […]

Monkeypox renaming ideas land, WHO vows nothing ‘ridiculous’

This undated file image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) shows a colorized transmission electron micrograph of monkeypox particles (red) found within an infected cell (blue), cultured in the laboratory that was captured and color-enhanced at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility in Fort Detrick, Maryland, US. (NIAID VIA AP) GENEVA/LONDON […]

WHO vows nothing ‘ridiculous’ as monkeypox renaming ideas land

This undated file image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) shows a colorized transmission electron micrograph of monkeypox particles (red) found within an infected cell (blue), cultured in the laboratory that was captured and color-enhanced at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility in Fort Detrick, Maryland, US. (NIAID VIA AP) GENEVA/LONDON […]

No room for complacency: Inquirer

MANILA (PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER) – The World Health Organisation (WHO) last week declared a global health emergency on monkeypox, as confirmed cases totalled at least 20,300 in some 70 countries. The announcement was designed to trigger a coordinated international response and unlock funding on vaccines and treatments. So far, the Philippines has recorded only one […]

Bavarian Nordic monkeypox vaccine wins EU approval

OSLO – Danish biotechnology company Bavarian Nordic said on Monday the European Commission had given permission for its Imvanex vaccine to be marketed as protection against monkeypox, as recommended last week by the European Medicines Agency. The approval comes just one day after the World Health Organization issued a high-level alert declaring the rapidly spreading monkeypox […]