On the verge of a new global pandemic?

After outbreaks were reported in areas where the disease is not normally seen, the Organization of World Health reported on Sunday that monkey pox represents a “high danger” to global public health. “If this virus takes advantage of the ability to develop itself to be a human pathogen and moves to individuals...

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Fiji monitoring outbreaks of concern including Monkeypox

There are international outbreaks of concern that are being actively monitored by Fiji’s Center for Disease Control and the Border Health Protection Unit. Medical Permanent Secretary Doctor James Fong says this includes Ebola Virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Japanese Encephalitis¬†in Australia, and severe hepatitis of unknown origin in...

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PH hospitals prepare for monkeypox outbreak

In the Philippines, hospitals are bracing for a probable monkeypox outbreak. Despite the fact that no instances have been reported in the Philippines, Rene Jose de Grano, president of the Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines, Inc. (PHAPI), issued a warning to his members and other government authorities on Saturday. “What...

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