Portugal’s Monkeypox infection cross the 300 mark

Portugal’s Monkeypox infection cross the 300 mark

The discovery of seven additional cases brings Portugal’s total Monkeypox infections to 304 says the Directorate-General for Health In a public report, the DG explained that “the majority of the infections are in Vale do Tejo,” but other regions like “Algarve and North have reported infections”. Instituto Nacional de Saúde Doutor Ricardo Jorge (INSA) verified…

Bulgarian virologists keep an eye  both on Covid-19 and Monkeypox

Bulgarian virologists keep an eye  both on Covid-19 and Monkeypox

Cases of COVID-19 are on the rise in the United Kingdom and Greece. The World Health Organization (WHO) warns against ignoring the virus because there are still lethal alternatives. How is coronavirus spreading in Bulgaria? Prof. Radostina Alexandrova, a BAS virologist, told reproters that the number of cases is rising. “The epidemic has not vanished….

Vietnamese medics aid South Sudan with monkeypox

Vietnamese medics aid South Sudan with monkeypox

According to the Vietnam Department of Peacekeeping Operations, soldiers from Vietnam’s Level-2 Field Hospital Rotation 4 have trained and provided medical assistance to Level-1 field hospitals on the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of monkeypox in South Sudan. The programme seeks to prepare medical staff with fundamental information and epidemiological abilities to help the health system…

Casual relationships should use a condom or abstain: Alexandru Rafila on Monkeypox

Casual relationships should use a condom or abstain: Alexandru Rafila on Monkeypox

Alexandru Rafila, the Minister of Health, clarifies his recent statements about monkeypox protection by recommending a condom or abstinence in casual relationships. “It’s summer; there are many events, the recommendation remains” Rafila said we shouldn’t worry about smallpox in Romania. I’d like to clarify because I interviewed some coworkers about monkeypox. I recommended condoms or…

13 Nigeria states suspected to have 141 Monkeypox infections

13 Nigeria states suspected to have 141 Monkeypox infections

It is estimated that there may be 141 monkeypox cases in Nigeria which is a jump from the previous 110 cases according to the country’s Center for Disease Control (NCDC).  While investigating the spread of the virus, scientists paid more attention to the pathogen’s genetic sequence as reported by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). …

Monkeypox strikes Lebanon

Monkeypox strikes Lebanon

A recent returnee from abroad has been diagnosed with monkeypox, according to the Lebanon’s Health Ministry. According to the government, authorities are monitoring the person’s contacts. The first monkeypox case was reported in Israel and the United Arab Emirates in May, while hundreds and thousands of tourists are expected to flock to Lebanon this summer. Most…

Italy’s Health Ministry reports 71 Monkeypox cases 

Italy’s Health Ministry reports 71 Monkeypox cases 

Giovanni Rezza, Italy’s health ministry director-general reported on Friday that the nation’s monkeypox count has jumped to 71. The country’s ministry of health earlier reported 29 infections on the 9th June briefing.  Monkeypox has now spread to over thirty nations where it is not previously known to occur. The number of people infected with the…

Poland sends request for 1,100 Monkeypox vaccine shots says minister of health

Poland sends request for 1,100 Monkeypox vaccine shots says minister of health

The Polish minister of health, Adam Niedzielski announced on Monday that the EU has reached an agreement to purchase nearly 100,000 monkeypox vaccine vials out of which Poland will get 1,100 for health workers taking care of infected people.  The health minister was questioned about the European Union’s acquisition of smallpox jabs and who is…

Monkeypox tests will be delivered to Azerbaijan: WHO

Monkeypox tests will be delivered to Azerbaijan: WHO

According to reports from News.Az and Hander Harmanci, WHO Representative in Azerbaijan, informed the media on Monday, June 20, that thousands of monkeypox diagnostic tests are currently undergoing preparation for shipment to Azerbaijan.  According to Harmanci, the government of Azerbaijan has reportedly requested the WHO to purchase the diagnostic tests. She further adds, “there are…

Cyprus is one of the EU countries to receive Monkeypox Vaccines 

Cyprus is one of the EU countries to receive Monkeypox Vaccines 

The Health and food safety commissioner Stella Kyriakidou said all EU member states will receive vaccines against monkeypox by end of June. According to Kyriakidou, vaccines would be delivered according to the needs of each country. Priority will be given to countries with higher monkeypox cases. Since the disease has only spread locally, a massive…

Hong Kong officials recommend that five key communities, which include animal care workers, get immunised against Monkeypox before being exposed

Hong Kong officials recommend that five key communities, which include animal care workers, get immunised against Monkeypox before being exposed

Although mass vaccination for Monkeypox is not recommended, those who have been exposed to the disease should be immunised within 4 days of the first contact. Pre-exposure vaccination is being considered for 5 target groups, but it should not be administered within 4 weeks of receiving the Covid-19 vaccine. The Hong Kong government’s healthcare advisers…

DRC research on Monkeypox could lead to the eradication of the disease

DRC research on Monkeypox could lead to the eradication of the disease

As the world grapples with increasing numbers of Monkeypox cases, research and science from the DRC could show the way for the total eradication of the disease. Monkeypox was first diagnosed in the Democratic Republic of Congo back in 1970.  Dr. Peter Fonjungo who is the director of the US CDC in the Democratic Republic…

Portugal uncovers 35 additional Monkeypox cases

Portugal uncovers 35 additional Monkeypox cases

The Directorate-General for Health (DGS) announced on Friday that another 35 human Monkeypox infections have been recorded in Portugal. This brings the total Monkeypox cases in the nation to 276. Among all European countries, Portugal has the second-highest infection count, just below Spain according to WHO’s latest data on June 8. Graças Freitas who leads…

Luxembourg records index Monkeypox case 

Luxembourg records index Monkeypox case 

Luxembourg’s Health Ministry announced the discovery of a monkeypox index case in the Grand Duchy. The patient was taken to the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg’s national service for infectious diseases for treatment. The Minister of Health stated that the overall health status of the patient was good. The announcement was accompanied by a recommendation advising…

African report 66 deaths out of 1,597 suspected cases of Monkeypox so far

African report 66 deaths out of 1,597 suspected cases of Monkeypox so far

Since 2022 started, Africa has recorded around 1,597 cases of suspected Monkeypox of which there have been 66 fatalities. This was revealed in a press release on Thursday by the acting director of a top public health agency in Africa, Ahmed Ogwell Ouma.  According to Ouma, the African continent has not been able to contain…

Kathmandu hospitalizes monkeypox suspect

Kathmandu hospitalizes monkeypox suspect

A 26-year-old man was admitted Thursday with monkeypox symptoms. The hospital spokesperson informed that a Nepali citizen was hospitalized by the airport health workers. The man has fever and rashes for a week. Hospital director Dr. Manisha Rawal said, “We’ve isolated him and started free treatment.” “The Health Ministry will conduct further investigations.” One in…

8 African countries including Congo Brazzaville report confirmed Monkeypox cases

8 African countries including Congo Brazzaville report confirmed Monkeypox cases

According to Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, who is the World Health Organization’s Regional Director of Africa, there have been eight African countries, including the Democratic Republic of Congo that has reported confirmed cases of Monkeypox.  Moeti held an online briefing for journalists today where she said that there have been 1,900 cases of Monkeypox reported from…

Health Ministry monkeypox alert Venezuela’s first case

Health Ministry monkeypox alert Venezuela’s first case

Trinidad and Tobago’s Ministry of Health prepare for its first monkeypox case. Tedros Ghebreyesus, WHO’s general director, said the virus’s behavior is alarming. An emergency meeting will decide if monkeypox is a PHEIC (PHEIC). WHO PHEIC declares international response. Ebola, zika, swine flu, covid19, and polio became pandemics between 2009 and 2020. Since Venezuela detected…

New Monkeypox case in Israel

New Monkeypox case in Israel

A 30-year-old man was diagnosed with monkeypox in Israel yesterday. This is the fifth victim of the disease, according to the Israeli Health Ministry. At the Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv, a patient experienced monkeypox-like symptoms and the disease was confirmed after the diagnosis. Monkeypox is a viral disease that gets transmitted from animals…

How to protect yourself from Monkeypox – The Cyprus Guide

How to protect yourself from Monkeypox – The Cyprus Guide

Cypriot health officials said no Monkeypox cases have been found on the island. Multiple partners have a higher infection risk, although the overall population has a low infection risk. Sexual health clinics and other health facilities have been the primary source of diagnosis in the majority of instances so far. One thousand two hundred seventeen…

Three cases of Monkeypox suspected on a train in Ghent-Saint-Pierre

Three cases of Monkeypox suspected on a train in Ghent-Saint-Pierre

The pre-alert of the medical response plan was initiated in Ghent on Wednesday afternoon in response to a report that 3 commuters may be carriers of the Monkeypox virus.  “We’re looking into it,” Flemish Care and Health Agency spokesman Joris Moonens said. According to preliminary information, the train controller reported that: after inspecting the tickets…

Monkeypox is now considered as a infectious disease in Latvia

Monkeypox is now considered as a infectious disease in Latvia

On June 14th, the Latvian government added monkeypox to the list of contagious diseases, emphasizing its danger to both humans and animals. SPKC has begun registering people who have Monkeypox and doing epidemiological research. A separate decision must be made to approve a unified Cabinet procedure.  The procedures for conducting lab tests on Monkeypox suspects…

EU will buy Monkeypox vaccines

EU will buy Monkeypox vaccines

The EU Health Commissioner from Cyprus – Mrs. Stella Kyriakides disclosed that starting in June, an unnamed manufacturer will provide 110,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine to the EU. It was stated that the vaccines would be purchased by the EU and distributed to EU countries. The vaccine manufacturer will soon be revealed by the commission….

Monkeypox enters Libya

Monkeypox enters Libya

Haider Al-Sayeh who is the Director of the National CDC (Center for Disease Control) stated that there are multiple suspected instances of Monkeypox in Libya, however, none of them is confirmed yet.  Concerning the virus spreading its tentacles into schools, Al-Sayeh said that “it is something which occurs every year, and not just in Libya,…

Romanian Health Ministry reports first Monkeypox case in the country

Romanian Health Ministry reports first Monkeypox case in the country

Romania’s health ministry announced on Monday that the country had seen its first case of Monkeypox. Monkeypox is a serious infection that primarily affected regions of western and central Africa before its recent spread across the world.  As the number of cases of Monkeypox rises across Europe, Romania has become the latest country to succumb…

Greece reports second monkeyox case

Greece reports second monkeyox case

A second monkeypox patient was identified in Greece. Non-veriola orthopox viruses, including monkeypox, were found in the man’s system. Several samples have been sent to the University of Thessaloniki Medical School’s Special Microbiology Laboratory in order to confirm his monkeypox infection. The patient is 47 years old and recently traveled to Spain. After experiencing a…

Monkeypox in Cyprus?

Monkeypox in Cyprus?

The arrival of Monkeypox in Cyprus, is just a matter of time, says Constandinos Athanasiou, a spokesman for the health ministry. There has been a second confirmed Monkeypox case in Greece, which indicates that the virus will move to and affect our island when the tourist season gets underway, he said. He said no major…

Malawi health minister rubbishes claim of a patient dying of Monkeypox

Malawi health minister rubbishes claim of a patient dying of Monkeypox

The Malawi Health Ministry said that the investigations have proved that a patient who died last Friday at the Chiradzulu District Hospital was not suffering from Monkeypox.  Dr. Charles Mwansambo, who is the Secretary for Health revealed that the Ministry immediately used the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) to investigate the case and that…

Monkeypox in Israel

Monkeypox in Israel

The fourth monkeypox case has been reported by Israel’s Ministry of Health. The Ministry of Health reported that a 28-year-old man who had indications of a viral illness had just returned from a trip overseas. According to the Ministry’s statement, a clinical sample verified the presence of monkeypox. Three 30-year-old men have had monkeypox since…

Venezuela has confirmed its first monkeypox case

Venezuela has confirmed its first monkeypox case

On Sunday, the Venezuelan authorities announced the first case of monkeypox in the country, which was contracted by a guy who arrived from Madrid at the country’s main airport in Caracas. Health Minister Magaly Gutierrez announced on Twitter that contact tracking is underway. “He was immediately isolated, and the relevant tests and samples were obtained,…