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Suspected monkeypox case in RI ‘thought to be linked to trip to Mass’.

Rhode Island health officials have said a suspected case of monkeypox in that state “is believed to be linked to travel to Massachusetts.” be monkeypox. The diagnosis will be confirmed by testing at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “The individual is hospitalized and in good condition,” officials said. Details of the patient’s visit …

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Suspected monkeypox case in RI ‘thought to be linked to trip to Mass’.

Rhode Island health officials have said a suspected case of monkeypox in that state “is believed to be linked to travel to Massachusetts.” be monkeypox. The diagnosis will be confirmed by testing at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “The individual is hospitalized and in good condition,” officials said. Details of the patient’s visit …

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Cases of monkeypox are on the rise, especially among gay men. Here’s what it’s like to get the infection.

Marco, 40, lives with his partner in Edmonton, Alberta. Marco’s partner had been feeling ‘uncomfortable’ for a few days – a low fever, a little tiredness and a few small bumps on his hands, which he didn’t give much thought to as they didn’t look serious. Marco joked with him, suggesting it might be monkey …

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WHO warns of ‘real’ risk of monkeypox establishing itself outside of Africa

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned on Wednesday that the window to contain the global monkeypox outbreak could be shrinking. “The risk of monkeypox becoming established in non-endemic countries is real,” he told a press briefing in Geneva. Since early May, the WHO has confirmed more than 1,000 cases of monkeypox in 29 …

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Monkeypox vaccination begins – can global outbreaks be contained?

A man receives a vaccine at a monkeypox clinic in Montreal, Canada, June 6.Credit: Christine Muschi/Reuters As global cases of monkeypox continue to rise, public health officials and researchers wonder if the current outbreaks can be contained. The World Health Organization has said the situation is unlikely to escalate into a full pandemic. But more …

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Airborne monkeypox: can masks prevent the spread?

Face masks have played a key role in preventing the spread of coronavirus. In many countries, wearing them was compulsory and remains a common practice around the world. Now there’s another virus making headlines: monkeypox. Monkeypox is a rare viral infection, usually recorded only in parts of West and Central Africa. In recent weeks, however, …

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CDC lifts monkeypox alert as global cases top 1,000

Test tubes labeled “Monkeypox virus positive and negative” are seen in this illustration taken May 23, 2022. Dado Ruvic | Reuters The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has tightened its guidelines on monkeypox, urging travelers to take extra precautions, including wearing face masks, as global cases of the virus top 1,000. The CDC …

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Fourth suspected monkeypox case identified in Sacramento County; 30 close contacts get vaccinated

A fourth suspected case of monkeypox has been identified in Sacramento County and nearly three dozen close contacts for all cases have been vaccinated, public health officials said Monday. All cases were linked to the initial case from a person who had recently traveled to Europe. This case was first reported by a health care …

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