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WHO warns mpox could spread around the world again

Seven months after sexually transmitted mpox was downgraded from a global threat, a new outbreak could spread.

Sores and blisters, including around the mouth, are the most common mpox symptoms(Martin Mejia/AP/picture alliance)
Published on Dec 19, 2023 01:24 PM IST
By | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri

Japan reports first death from mpox: Patient had prior infection with HIV

Japan Mpox Death: Mpox was formerly known as monkeypox but renamed due to concerns about racism and stigmatization.

Japan Mpox Death: The virus was until recently known as monkeypox.
Published on Dec 13, 2023 04:58 PM IST

New variant of chickenpox causing virus in India; know symptoms, prevention tips

Chickenpox strain Clade 9 which is usually common in countries like UK and US is detected in India. Know its common symptoms.

Clade 9 is a variant of varicella zoster virus (VZV) that causes chickenpox
Published on Sep 12, 2023 02:21 PM IST
By, New Delhi

First case of monkeypox recorded in Pakistan's Punjab province: Report

Pakistan monkeypox: The first mpox case in the province was detected in a man who arrived from Saudi Arabia last month.

Swab samples for monkeypox being tested.
Published on May 02, 2023 07:05 PM IST
PTI |

Pakistan reports its first case of mpox

A traveler who recently arrived in Pakistan tested positive and has been isolated at a hospital in Islamabad.

On November 28, 2022, WHO named the disease mpox to replace the older term monkeypox. (Representative image/ AP)
Published on Apr 26, 2023 06:01 PM IST
Reuters |

South Korea's first local case of monkeypox spreads fear: ‘Patient met…’

South Korea Monkeypox: The patient had been experiencing symptoms since the end of March and had been in contact with others for several days.

South Korea Monkeypox: Swab samples for monkeypox being tested. (Reuters)
Published on Apr 10, 2023 10:14 AM IST

Cause and Effect | As the earth warms, the rising threat of infectious diseases

Jarring numbers on this threat were revealed in a review of decades of scientific papers on all known pathogens to map risks aggravated by climate-related hazards

Scientists are still to determine how the coronavirus came to first infect humans.
(AFP)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 09:00 PM IST
ByTannu Jain

Year-ender 2022: Omicron to sudden cardiac arrest; diseases that made news

Just as people thought Coronavirus was part of history books, the surge of a new variant in China has been giving jitters to people across the world. Here are other diseases that made news in 2022.

Year-ender 2022: Omicron to sudden cardiac arrest; diseases that made news(Pixabay)
Published on Dec 22, 2022 08:46 PM IST
By, New Delhi

US plans end to mpox public health emergency in January

Mpox cases have plummeted in recent weeks, with just a handful of new infections being reported every week in the month of November, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

US plans end to mpox public health emergency in January(Photo by Ernesto BENAVIDES / AFP)
Published on Dec 03, 2022 05:00 AM IST
AP |

WHO to use 'mpox' to denote monkeypox

"Both names will be used simultaneously for one year while 'monkeypox' is phased out," the global health organisation said.

Published on Nov 28, 2022 05:20 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

Britain says monkeypox shot offers strong 78% protection

Monkeypox cases have remained low but the World Health Organisation continues to classify the disease as a global health emergency, its highest level of alert.

Representational image(HT_PRINT)
Published on Nov 22, 2022 09:53 PM IST
Reuters | , London

What happened to monkeypox?

Global monkeypox numbers have been declining since August. But experts say it’s still a problem, especially in low-income regions.

After peaking in August, monkeypox cases have been declining globally(NIAID/AP/picture alliance)
Published on Nov 05, 2022 11:43 AM IST

'Considerable' monkeypox transmission happens before symptoms: Study

Researchers analysed the "serial interval" - the time from when symptoms began in the first case to when they began in a connected case - as well as the incubation period, the typical time from exposure to the virus to the onset of symptoms.

'Considerable' monkeypox transmission happens before symptoms: Study
Published on Nov 03, 2022 07:17 AM IST
Reuters |

Monkeypox still a global health emergency, says WHO

Monkeypox virus is transmitted from one person to another by close contact with lesions, body fluids, respiratory droplets and contaminated materials such as bedding.

Monkeypox is a viral zoonotic disease that occurs primarily in tropical rainforest areas of central and west Africa and is occasionally exported to other regions.(Reuters)
Published on Nov 01, 2022 08:05 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

Monkeypox risk higher in children 8 or younger: Study

Nearly 47,000 monkeypox cases with laboratory confirmation had been reported globally as of August 2022. Only 211 of these were in children and adolescents under the age of 18.

Monkeypox risk higher in children 8 or younger: Study(Reuters)
Published on Oct 29, 2022 11:52 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das, Philadelphia

Vietnam reports first case of monkeypox: Report

Monkeypox In Vietnam: The state-run Vietnamnet newspaper reported that Vietnam detected its first monkeypox case, without giving any details on the patient.

Monkeypox In Vietnam: Vietnam reported its first case of monkeypox.
Published on Oct 03, 2022 10:14 AM IST
Reuters |

Another monkey virus on verge of infecting humans? Here is what Researchers say

A new study from the University of Colorado Boulder, claims that an unidentified virus family that is currently common in wild African primates are known to cause deadly Ebola-like symptoms in some monkeys and is "poised for spillover" to humans.

Another monkey virus on verge of infecting humans? Here is what Researchers say(HT_PRINT)
Published on Oct 01, 2022 05:43 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Colorado [us]

Can monkeypox damage your brain? Expert on rare complications of the virus

Monkeypox is causing more damage than you would imagine. Serious complications caused by the virus includes encephalitis, seizures, long term disability and more.

Can monkeypox damage your brain? Expert on rare complications of the virus(Twitter/AusStemCell)
Published on Sep 20, 2022 12:50 PM IST
By, Delhi

Delhi sees 9th monkeypox case as Nigerian woman tests positive; India's tally 14

The woman was admitted to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital in the national capital with blisters and pus-filled lesions on genitals on September 16.

Swab samples for monkeypox being tested. (REUTERS file)
Updated on Sep 19, 2022 08:43 PM IST
By | Written by Aniruddha Dhar

China reports first monkeypox case in Chongqing city: Report

China Monkeypox Case: The traveller arrived in China at an unspecified date, Wall Street Journal reported citing the Chongqing health commission.

China Monkeypox Case: The traveller arrived in China at an unspecified date.(File)
Published on Sep 18, 2022 09:51 AM IST
ANI |

Evening brief: Delhi sees 8th monkeypox case, India count now at 13

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

A doctor checks on a patient with sores caused by a monkeypox infection.(AFP)
Published on Sep 16, 2022 05:05 PM IST

Delhi sees 8th monkeypox case as Nigerian woman tests positive

According to a PTI report, the woman is undergoing treatment at Lok Nayak Hospital. Another person suspected of suffering from monkeypox has also been admitted to the Delhi government-run hospital.

The woman has been admitted to LNJP Hospital,(Pinterest)
Published on Sep 16, 2022 04:10 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Second US monkeypox death as virus linked to brain inflammation

There have been nearly 22,000 US cases in the current global outbreak, which began in May, but new infections have been falling since mid-August as authorities have distributed hundreds of thousands of vaccine doses.

Second US monkeypox death as virus linked to brain inflammation. (Shutterstock)
Published on Sep 14, 2022 09:14 AM IST
AFP |

First US death due to monkeypox confirmed in Los Angeles: Report

Monkeypox Death In US: The patient was severely immunocompromised and had been hospitalized. No other information on the person was released.

Monkeypox Death In US: The patient was severely immunocompromised.(AP/ Representational)
Published on Sep 13, 2022 11:09 AM IST
AP |

Emergency purchase of monkeypox vaccine on hold

The central government has decided against emergency procurement of the monkeypox vaccine for now as the number of reported cases in the country has not seen a rise, according to people familiar with the matter.

A passenger undergoes monkeypox screening at Chennai International Airport. (ANI)
Updated on Sep 05, 2022 04:42 AM IST

Global monkeypox cases breach 50,000 mark: WHO

The WHO triggered its highest level of alarm on July 24, classifying it as a public health emergency of international concern, alongside Covid-19.

The disease causes fever, muscular aches and large boil-like skin lesions. (REUTERS)
Published on Sep 01, 2022 09:56 AM IST
AFP | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

Monkeypox | 15 virology labs designated for surveillance of the virus

Even though there have been only 10 cases of the monkeypox disease reported so far in India, the government wants to keep its guard up to be able to pick up early signs of any unusual spread.

The central government has designated 15 virus research and diagnostic laboratories (VRDLs) spread across 13 states to monitor the incidence of monkeypox in the country, according to people familiar with the matter. (REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 29, 2022 04:04 AM IST
By, New Delhi

WHO: Monkeypox cases drop 21%, reversing month-long increase

The U.N. health agency reported 5,907 new weekly cases and said two countries, Iran and Indonesia, reported their first cases. To date, more than 45,000 monkeypox cases have been reported in 98 countries since late April.

Monkeypox typically requires skin-to-skin or skin-to-mouth contact with an infected patient’s lesions to spread. (File image)
Published on Aug 25, 2022 09:14 PM IST
AP |

Tomato flu linked to Covid or monkeypox? What Centre’s advisory says on disease

Tomato flu symptoms include fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, fever, dehydration, swelling of joints, body aches, and common influenza-like symptoms.

There are no disease-specific medications available for tomato flu.
Published on Aug 24, 2022 09:52 AM IST

Tomato flu: Know the common symptoms, prevention tips from experts

Tomato flu, a viral disease that is spreading in kids under the age of 5 years and immunocompromised adults is said to be a new variant of Hand, Foot and Mouth disease. Here's all you want to know about tomato fever

The tomato flu is caused by Coxsackie virus A 16. It belongs to Enterovirus family.(PTI)
Published on Aug 23, 2022 05:42 PM IST
By, Delhi
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