Kansas, Missouri, prairie dogs, and the 2003 monkeypox outbreak

The first outbreak of monkeypox in the United States in 2003 hit the Midwest and was caused by prairie dogs being sold as pets that had caught the virus from infected animals from Africa. The outbreak included three cases in Kansas and Missouri. Charlie Riddle Associated Press file Health officials in Kansas and Missouri have … 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

Suspected monkeypox cases continue to climb in disease with more reports in Chicago – NBC Chicago

Illinois health officials are reporting more suspected cases of monkeypox as cases continue to swell in the United States, and two more cases are believed to have been discovered in Chicago amid warnings in the city. As of Thursday, the Illinois Department of Public Health said it had identified 10 total cases in the state … Read more

Officials identify second possible monkeypox case in Philly, Pennsylvania – NBC10 Philadelphia

Health officials have identified a second possible case of monkeypox in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. A spokesperson for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health wrote on Wednesday morning that a Philadelphia resident had tested positive for the Orthopox virus. “Pending confirmation by the CDC, this is being considered as a possible case of monkeypox based on … Read more

Fear of inequity as WHO shares monkeypox vaccines

The World Health Organization said it is creating a new mechanism to share vaccines to stop monkeypox outbreaks in more than 30 countries outside Africa. The move could lead the United Nations health agency to distribute rare doses of the vaccine to wealthy countries that can afford it. For some health experts, the initiative will … Read more

Second possible case of monkeypox reported in Illinois, health officials say – NBC Chicago

The first possible case of monkeypox was detected in DuPage County, health officials announced Friday, making it the third case reported in the state of Illinois. The case was found in a man who traveled internationally in the past month to a country that also recently reported monkeypox infections, the DuPage County Health Department said. … 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

Fact-checking: Four False Files About Monkeypox | world | Breaking news and perspectives from around the world | DW

Is it just fake news? Claim: There are social media users who claim that monkeypox does not even exist. Images used in old reports or showing other diseases such as shingles are used to support this claim. Many photo comparisons are circulating, for example on Twitter. DW Validation: bloomer. Monkeypox is real. The virus has … Read more

Presence of monkeypox viruses in distantly related species of small mammals

A recent study was published in search field* Prepress server described that a remotely related small mammal species from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) harbors monkeypox viruses (MPXV). Study: Monkeypox viruses circulate in distantly related small mammal species in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Image Credit: FOTOGRIN / Shutterstock background MPXV, which … Read more