Ontario weighs declaring monkeypox outbreak over, Moore says | Globalnews.ca

Ontario’s chief medical officer of health says he is “actively looking” at whether the province can declare the monkeypox outbreak officially over. Dr. Kieran Moore said last month that the number of active cases peaked in mid-July. He says there haven’t been any significant increases in the past few weeks, just intermittent cases. Moore says … Read more

First Covid, now monkeypox – India’s role is key in the scramble for jabs

Rishabh Kumar woke up in his California bedroom in a cold sweat. In the space of three weeks, the 37-year-old finance executive had lost his mother, best friend, brother-in-law and two cousins. They all died of Covid back home in India in April and May last year. The experience left him shattered and experiencing nightmares … Read more

China health chief tells public not to touch foreigners after first monkeypox case | The Citizen

A top Chinese health official has warned the public to avoid “skin-to-skin contact with foreigners” to prevent the spread of monkeypox after the country confirmed its first case.  China recorded the infection on Friday in a person who had recently arrived from overseas and is in quarantine, health officials had said earlier.  “To prevent possible … Read more

Monkeypox death reported in California, believed to be 1st in U.S. – National | Globalnews.ca

A Los Angeles County resident with a compromised immune system has died from monkeypox, local health officials announced Monday. It’s believed to be the first U.S. fatality from the disease. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced the cause of death, and a spokesperson said it was confirmed by an autopsy. The patient … Read more

Global cases of COVID, monkeypox trending down, but WHO warns against complacency – National | Globalnews.ca

The world is seeing a downward trend in COVID-19 and monkeypox cases, but the World Health Organization says assuming this trend will continue is “dangerous” and urges governments and individuals to remain vigilant. Globally, the number of weekly COVID-19 cases decreased by 12 per cent during the week of Aug. 29 to Sept. 4, as … Read more

Canada’s monkeypox outbreak showing ‘encouraging’ signs, says WHO chief – National | Globalnews.ca

A “sustained downward trend” of monkeypox infections in Canada is “encouraging to see,” the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the WHO, told reporters during a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland, that despite several countries in the Americas seeing an increase in infections, Canada appears to be … Read more

Montreal public health investigating ‘probable’ monkeypox case involving child | Globalnews.ca

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted August 30, 2022 4:20 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Montreal public health officials are investigating a probable case of monkeypox involving a child. A spokeswoman for the city’s public health department says the “probable case” involves a child four … Read more

Monkeypox outbreak can be stopped in Europe, WHO says – National | Globalnews.ca

It is possible to eliminate the monkeypox outbreak in Europe, World Health Organization officials said on Tuesday, highlighting evidence that case counts are slowing in a handful of countries. There are encouraging signs of a sustained week-on-week decline in the onset of cases in many European countries, including France, Germany, Portugal, Spain and Britain, as … Read more

‘Very few’ in U.S. getting full monkeypox vaccine series, CDC director says – National | Globalnews.ca

Very few people who have gotten monkeypox shots in the United States have received the second dose needed for full protection, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky said on Friday. She told a White House briefing that nearly 97% of the shots administered were first doses, and although many people … Read more

Monkeypox on campus: Schools should be proactive to curb spread, experts say – National | Globalnews.ca

Canadian universities and colleges should be proactive to prevent monkeypox from spreading among students, say experts, warning that a lack of education could give the virus a chance to gain a foothold on campus. Schools should be raising awareness about the risks of monkeypox as students prepare to come together to kick off a new semester with jam-packed … Read more