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1st highly likely monkeypox case in Finland; Denmark to get vaccines: Top points

As countries with cases of monkeypox are opting for vaccination against the virus, a study by the medical journal Lancet said that antiviral drugs might have the potential to shorten the symptoms and also reduce the amount of time a patient is contagious.
An employee works on a vaccine based on the monkeypox vaccine that has already been developed by Bavarian Nordic at a laboratory of the company in Martinsried near Munich, Germany, (REUTERS)
An employee works on a vaccine based on the monkeypox vaccine that has already been developed by Bavarian Nordic at a laboratory of the company in Martinsried near Munich, Germany, (REUTERS)
Updated on May 26, 2022 07:05 AM IST
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Tedros Ghebreyesus, re-elected as WHO chief: Official

  • Sources in the room said he had received 155 of the 160 votes cast.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates his reelection, during the 75th World Health Assembly at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva.(AP)
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates his reelection, during the 75th World Health Assembly at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva.(AP)
Published on May 24, 2022 09:57 PM IST
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PM Modi as 1-million+ all-women ASHA workforce honoured by WHO: 'Delighted'

ASHA workers - at the forefront of rural health services - have been honoured by the WHO. 
ASHA workers on a door-to-door screening survey for Covid. (HT file)
ASHA workers on a door-to-door screening survey for Covid. (HT file)
Published on May 23, 2022 08:41 AM IST
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Monkeypox: UK confirms local transmission, WHO expects more cases

  • “Available information suggests that human-to-human transmission is occurring among people in close physical contact with cases who are symptomatic”, the agency said.
A section of skin tissue, harvested from a lesion on the skin of a monkey, that had been infected with monkeypox virus.(REUTERS)
A section of skin tissue, harvested from a lesion on the skin of a monkey, that had been infected with monkeypox virus.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 23, 2022 04:29 AM IST
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'Highly unusual': WHO on monkeypox spread outside Africa without travel links

Monkeypox: The WHO has said the cases are expected to grow as 12 nations record patients infected with the rare virus. 
The outbreak of the monkeypox virus has travel authorities on alert (Aditya Irawan/NurPhoto/picture alliance)
The outbreak of the monkeypox virus has travel authorities on alert (Aditya Irawan/NurPhoto/picture alliance)
Published on May 22, 2022 09:10 AM IST
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