As Monkeypox Cases Rise, Nations Are Urged to Examine Vaccine Stores

As Monkeypox Cases Rise, Nations Are Urged to Examine Vaccine Stores

After the Sept. 11 attacks, the United States considered immunizing the entire population to protect against a terrorist attack using smallpox. “In the end, it was decided no, because of the negative consequences of vaccinating lots of people,” Bill Hanage, an epidemiologist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. “Vaccine side effects are … Read more

Monkeypox spread likely “amplified” by sex at 2 raves in Europe, leading WHO adviser says

Monkeypox spread likely “amplified” by sex at 2 raves in Europe, leading WHO adviser says

A leading adviser to the World Health Organization described the unprecedented outbreak of the rare disease monkeypox in developed countries as “a random event” that might be explained by risky sexual behavior at two recent mass events in Europe. In an interview with The Associated Press, Dr. David Heymann, who formerly headed WHO’s emergencies department, … Read more

You Don’t Need ADHD to Use These ADHD Productivity Hacks

You Don’t Need ADHD to Use These ADHD Productivity Hacks

Photo: NDAB Creativity (Shutterstock) Spend a little time on social media and you’ll be sure to come across a post that tries to diagnose you with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). As we’ve covered previously, the trend of pathologizing every little behavior is a dangerous one, and it should go without saying that ADHD is not simply … Read more

WHO expert David Heymann says monkeypox outbreak came from sex at European raves

WHO expert David Heymann says monkeypox outbreak came from sex at European raves

The ongoing monkeypox outbreak could have stemmed from sexual activity at raves in Europe, according to a World Health Organization expert. Dr. David Heymann said that the unusual spread could have originated from sexual encounters at recent gatherings in Belgium and Spain. “We know monkeypox can spread when there is close contact with the lesions … Read more

Smallpox Vaccine Enters Wider Production Amid Monkeypox Outbreak

Smallpox Vaccine Enters Wider Production Amid Monkeypox Outbreak

Danish vaccine maker Bavarian Nordic A/S is making more of a smallpox vaccine typically stockpiled in case of biological warfare, as governments seek doses that also offer protection against monkeypox amid an unusual outbreak around the world. Monkeypox, a viral illness that is only rarely detected outside of Africa, has been reported in recent weeks … Read more

US in process of releasing monkeypox vaccine from national stockpile for ‘high-risk’ people, CDC says

US in process of releasing monkeypox vaccine from national stockpile for ‘high-risk’ people, CDC says

There is one confirmed case of monkeypox and four suspected cases in the United States, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday. “I can report that there has been a request for release of the Jynneos vaccine from the National Stockpile for some of the high-risk contacts of some of the early … Read more

WHO says no evidence monkeypox virus has mutated

WHO says no evidence monkeypox virus has mutated

May 23 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization does not have evidence that the monkeypox virus has mutated, a senior executive at the U.N. agency said on Monday, noting the infectious disease that has been endemic in west and central Africa has tended not to change. Rosamund Lewis, head of the smallpox secretariat that is … Read more

Officials report 2 suspected cases in Salt Lake County

Two adults in the same Salt Lake County household are suspected to have monkeypox based on preliminary testing, Salt Lake County Health Department officials announced Monday morning. The two infected individuals traveled to an area in Europe earlier this month that is “currently experiencing monkeypox cases” and became symptomatic afterward, county health officials advised. “Both … Read more

Monkeypox outbreak is primarily spreading through sex, WHO officials say

An outbreak of the monkeypox virus in North America and Europe is primarily spreading through sex among men with about 200 confirmed and suspected cases across at least a dozen countries, World Health Organization officials said Monday. The outbreak has quickly advanced across Europe and North America over the last week and is expected to … Read more