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US declares public health emergency over monkeypox outbreak

US declares public health emergency over monkeypox outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government declared a public health emergency Thursday to bolster the response to the monkeypox outbreak. that has infected more than 7,100 Americans. The announcement will free up money and other resources to fight the virus, which can cause fever, body aches, chills, fatigue and pimple-like lumps in many parts of …

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The time has come for DIY mandates on covid

International travel restrictions were a key intervention for slowing COVID-19 spread, study shows

A study of the transmission of COVID-19 variants in Canada and across Canada shows that international travel restrictions were a key intervention to reduce or slow the spread, according to a report published today in eLife. The results suggest that reducing the number of virus imports that can cause domestic outbreaks within a country through …

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Monkeypox Has Been Declared a Public Health Emergency in Illinois. Here's What That Means for Residents

Monkeypox Has Been Declared a Public Health Emergency in Illinois. Here’s What That Means for Residents

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker declared monkeypox a public health emergency on Monday and classified the state as a “disaster area” with respect to the disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Illinois is the state with the third highest number of reported monkeypox infections, with 520. New York has the most reported …

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The time has come for DIY mandates on covid

The time has come for DIY mandates on covid

Here we are in the grip of another wave of covid-19, yet most people I see behave as if the pandemic is over. And I live in Los Angeles County, whose public health department is possibly one of the most vigilant and proactive in the US. We all have pandemic fatigue. Even the people who …

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California governor declares monkeypox state of emergency

California governor declares monkeypox state of emergency

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s governor declared a state of emergency Monday to accelerate efforts to combat the monkeypox outbreak, becoming the second state in three days to do so. Gov. Gavin Newsom said the declaration will help California coordinate a whole-of-government response, pursue more vaccines and lead outreach and education efforts about where people …

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In race for monkeypox vaccines, experts see repeat of COVID

In race for monkeypox vaccines, experts see repeat of COVID

LONDON (AP) — Moves by rich countries to buy large quantities of monkeypox vaccine, while declining to share doses with Africa, could leave millions of people unprotected against a more dangerous version of the disease and risk continued spillovers of the virus into humans, public health officials are warning. Critics fear a repeat of the …

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If monkeypox spreads through sexual contact, is it an STD?

If monkeypox spreads through sexual contact, is it an STD?

NEW YORK (AP) — For most of the six decades that monkeypox has been known to affect people, it was not known as a sexually transmitted disease. Now that has changed. The current outbreak is by far the largest related to the virus, and has been designated a global emergency.. So far, officials say, all …

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How can you protect yourself from monkeypox?

How can you protect yourself from monkeypox?

The number of confirmed cases of monkeypox, a virus related to smallpox that is generally confined to Africa, is growing, particularly in Europe and North America, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare the July 23 a global health emergency. the bud. The virus, which is less deadly than smallpox, typically lasts two to …

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