Infertility, heart failure and kidney disease: How is climate change impacting the human body?

Human pressure on the global environment is wreaking havoc on our planet, but it is also an increasingly significant threat to human health. Climate change is ‘greatest threat to human health in history’, much bigger than risks posed by viruses and disease. We need the same urgency to tackle climate change as when everyone jumps … Read more

Monkeypox worries half of Canadians, but more confident of health response: survey – national

At least half of Canadians are concerned about an outbreak of monkeypox in Canada, but that concern is nowhere near the distress people have felt about COVID-19, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos exclusively for Global News. And the survey notes that even as cases of monkeypox continue to slowly rise in the … Read more

Monkeypox only gets attention after its spread in the rich capitalist countries – the people’s world

Electron microscopic image of oval-shaped mature monkeypox virions. | WHO via AP If you’ve been following infectious disease news since the COVID-19 pandemic, you may have already seen reports of the increasing number of monkeypox cases. Monkeypox is a disease caused by the monkeypox virus, which belongs to a small family of viruses that also … Read more

The United States released 1,200 monkeypox vaccines in response to the outbreak

As part of these efforts, about 1,200 doses of the monkeypox vaccine have been administered in the United States, said Dr. Raj Punjabi, the White House’s senior director for global health security and biodefense. “We want to ensure that people at high risk get vaccinations quickly, and if they get sick, they can receive appropriate … Read more

Georgia investigates first possible case of monkeypox

Georgia health officials monitor a man they believe has monkeypox Georgia Department of Health officials say they are monitoring a man they believe contracted monkeypox after testing positive for orthopoxvirus. 550 cases in 30 countries, including the United States, have been identified by the World Health Organization. Atlanta – Georgia public health officials are working … Read more

Monkeypox is spreading in Europe and the United States, baffling African scientists

LONDON – As more cases of monkeypox are discovered in Europe and North America, some scientists who have monitored several outbreaks in Africa say they are baffled by the disease’s unusual spread in developed countries. Cases of smallpox-associated disease have not previously been seen among unrelated people in Central and West Africa. But in the … Read more

CDC is monitoring 6 people in the US for possible rare monkeypox, and says the public ‘shouldn’t be concerned’

Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is monitoring six people in the United States for possible monkeypox infections after they sat near an infected traveler who developed symptoms during a flight from Nigeria to the United Kingdom in early May. Separately, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials are investigating a confirmed monkeypox … Read more

Climate change could increase risk of new infectious disease, study says

(AP) — Climate change will result in thousands of new viruses spreading among animal species by 2070 — and that is likely to increase the risk of emerging infectious diseases jumping from animals to humans, according to a new study. This is especially true for Africa and Asia, continents that have been hotspots for the … Read more