A shortage of a smallpox vaccine, used to treat the current outbreak of monkeypox, prompted the move by the EU drugs regulator. The temporary injection method will allow five times more people to be treated.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed 15 new cases of monkeypox in nine states and the federal capital territory. The NCDC says that 60 new suspected cases were reported in the first week of this month.
The move will allow more federal funding and measures to be used to fight the disease in the US. The announcement follows a similar declaration by the World Health Organization.
California is the second US state after New York to declare an emergency. By doing so, officials hope to bolster efforts to combat the spread of monkeypox.
The death may mark the fourth monkeypox-related fatality since the outbreak began in May. The cause of the death is still being investigated.
Tedros: monkeypox "a public health emergency of international concern"
The world health organization on Saturday, 23 July, 2022 has declared the multinational monkey pox outbreak a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC).
The WHO has decided to issue monkeypox its highest level of alert: a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. But what's the deal with PHEICs — who decides, what does it mean, and what happens next?
A new study has shown 95% of monkeypox cases have been transmitted through sexual activity. US health officials are concerned that it could become an entrenched STD, like gonorrhea, herpes or HIV.
New research suggests that monkeypox is mutating surprisingly fast in Europe and North America. The study shows how little we know about the virus.
The two pathogens that cause monkeypox and COVID-19 have a few things in common, but there are also many differences – especially when it comes to ease of transmission.