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US Offers More Monkeypox Vaccine to States and Cities
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US Offers More Monkeypox Vaccine to States and Cities

By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical WriterNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. officials said they are able to ship out more monkeypox vaccine doses than previously planned — because of a strategy shift that allows more shots to be drawn from each vial.The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services had previously anticipated allowing 221,000 doses to be ordered starting Monday. But officials said they would release 442,000 doses for order by state, local and territorial health departments.The accelerated release was only possible because U.S. health officials said last week that they would stretch the nation’s limited supply of Jynneos monkeypox vaccine by giving people one-fifth the usual dose, injected just under the skin. Previously, each vaccine dose required a full vial injected into deeper tissue. They ...
Gottlieb says U.S. needs to boost monkeypox testing “substantially”
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Gottlieb says U.S. needs to boost monkeypox testing “substantially”

Gottlieb says U.S. needs to boost monkeypox testing "substantially" - CBS News Watch CBS News Dr. Scott Gottlieb says public health officials need to ramp up testing for monkeypox if the U.S. hopes to gain control over the virus. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On Source link
1st case of monkeypox virus recorded in Waterloo Region
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1st case of monkeypox virus recorded in Waterloo Region

The monkeypox virus has arrived in the region, according to Waterloo Public Health. On Friday, the agency announced that it has recorded its first confirmed case as a man in his 30s has tested positive for the virus. Read more: 1st case of monkeypox recorded in Guelph: public health As of Wednesday, there had been 890 cases reported in Canada with 423 of those cases having been reported in Ontario.Waterloo Public Health says that the virus is “spread through close contact with body fluids, respiratory droplets, or lesions of an infected person or animal, or through contaminated materials such as clothing and bedding.” 4:20 Canada h...
Monkeypox: 890 cases reported in Canada, majority in Ontario
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Monkeypox: 890 cases reported in Canada, majority in Ontario

Canada has reported 890 monkeypox cases as of Aug. 3, with Ontario reporting the most cases, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) said on Wednesday. Ontario reported 423 cases. There are 373 cases reported in Quebec, 78 in British Columbia, 13 in Alberta, two in Saskatchewan and one in Yukon.Monkeypox is a viral infectious disease related to smallpox, according to PHAC. The agency is working with provinces, territories and international partners to actively monitor the situation in Canada. Read more: Monkeypox cases rise to 423: Public Health Ontario Most people who are infected with monkeypox could recover on their own after a few weeks, but in some circumstances, people can become very sick and die, PHAC states on its website. Story continues ...
Protecting health care workers from monkeypox: Washington L&I offers guidance | 2022-07-28
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Protecting health care workers from monkeypox: Washington L&I offers guidance | 2022-07-28

Tumwater, WA — Health care workers should rely on their clinical recognition skills, workplace safety protocols and personal protective equipment to avoid contracting and spreading monkeypox, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries advises. Monkeypox is a viral disease that spreads mostly through close, intimate contact with someone who’s infected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Symptoms include a rash that can look like pimples or blisters, fever, exhaustion, headache, chills, and swollen lymph nodes. On July 23, the World Health Organization declared the spread of the disease a global health emergency. Washington L&I says health care workers can help prevent the spread of monkeypox – which can easily be mistaken for other rash-caus...
N.C. health officials, Equality NC to discuss monkeypox in virtual town hall
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N.C. health officials, Equality NC to discuss monkeypox in virtual town hall

RALEIGH, N.C. (WBTV/AP) – Equality NC is partnering with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to host a virtual town hall to discuss the monkeypox outbreak.That virtual town hall will start at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 28. Participants said they will share information on how to get checked for monkeypox, access testing and find treatment.Those interested in participating can access the town hall here or via One Tap Mobile.Anyone can get monkeypox, but the majority of cases identified globally and in N.C. in the current outbreak have been in men who have sex with men, state health officials said.World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said 98% of the monkeypox cases detected since the outbreaks emerged in May have been among gay, bise...
Over 100 vaccinated in Richmond-Henrico Health District so far for Monkeypox
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Over 100 vaccinated in Richmond-Henrico Health District so far for Monkeypox

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - As the number of monkeypox cases continues to grow around Virginia, the Richmond-Henrico Health District (RHHD) said in almost a week, its vaccine supply has gone down to just a little over 200.“As of this afternoon, we’ve vaccinated over 100 people here in the Richmond Henrico Health District (RHHD),” Dr. Elaine Perry, director of RHHD, said.According to the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 75 total cases of monkeypox in the Commonwealth, two of which are in Central Virginia.Dr. Perry says right now, they’re continuing to vaccinate those who are at the highest risk, like people immunocompromised, anyone who knows they have the virus, and anyone who meets other specific risk criteria.“If they are in an establishment where sex is taking place if they ...
Symptoms, risk factors, prevention, vaccine info
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Symptoms, risk factors, prevention, vaccine info

The monkeypox outbreak is officially a global health emergency.On Saturday, the World Health Organization sounded its highest level of alarm for the virus, labeling it a public health emergency of international concern. Seventy-five countries and territories have reported more than 16,000 monkeypox cases so far, which is roughly five times the number reported to the WHO in June.The Biden administration is weighing a similar declaration for the U.S., with more than 2,500 monkeypox cases reported across 44 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico.Still, there's plenty of confusion about the virus, especially with its rapid spread: Who's at risk? How worried should you be? What can you do to protect yourself, especially with many people still reeling from the Covid-19 pandemic? Should you ...