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Monkeypox virus lingers on surfaces touched by an infected person, study finds

Monkeypox virus lingers on surfaces touched by an infected person, study finds

The MONKEYPOX virus can stubbornly stick to surfaces touched by an infected person, according to a study. The potentially fatal disease can attach itself to household items in a patient’s home even after extensive cleaning, but there is no evidence that you can pick up smallpox yourself after touching infected items. 1 Both hard and …

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King County declares public health emergency over monkeypox outbreak

King County declares public health emergency over monkeypox outbreak

King County officially declared the local monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency Friday afternoon as infections continue to rise in Seattle and other parts of the state. “We are fortunate to have one of the best public health organizations in the nation here in King County, and today’s action ensures they will have all the …

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Actually, Yes, Monkeypox Is Likely An STD, Scientists Say

Actually, yes, Monkeypox is probably an STD, scientists say

The viral outbreak that occurs almost exclusively among men who have sex with men is likely caused by men who have sex with men, new research shows. Three new studies, each published in the past month, conclude that evidence suggests monkeypox is primarily spread through intercourse between men, not skin contact that occurs during sex. …

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Monkeypox doses ready in December: Michigan manufacturer

Michigan-based Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing (GRAM) hopes to have its first batch of supplemental monkeypox vaccine doses ready for December delivery, CEO Tom Ross said Friday. The company has been tapped as the US-based partner for Bavarian Nordic (BVNRY) – the sole supplier of the smallpox vaccine used to fight the global monkeypox outbreak. As …

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US government asks monkeypox vaccine manufacturer Bavarian Nordic to find partners

US government asks monkeypox vaccine manufacturer Bavarian Nordic to find partners

A global shortage of supplies of a vaccine used to protect against serious monkeypox diseases has prompted the US to negotiate new terms with its sole manufacturer, Bavarian Nordic. The White House Monkeypox Response Team told reporters that for the next order – 2.5 million doses – the US has asked Bavarian Nordic to partner …

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Fears over fight to contain monkeypox spread amid vaccine 'shortages'

Fears over fight to contain monkeypox spread amid vaccine ‘shortages’

There are concerns that there may not be enough monkeypox vaccines during the current outbreak. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the growing cases a public health emergency, with shots being rolled out to those most at risk. 2 Experts have warned there may not be enough monkeypox vaccine to make ends meetCredit: EPA 2 …

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Monkeypox cases have risen 20% in the past week to 35,000 in 92 countries, WHO says

Monkeypox cases have risen 20% in the past week to 35,000 in 92 countries, WHO says

According to the World Health Organization, Monkeypox continues to spread around the world and cases have increased by 20% in the past week. Infections increased by nearly 7,500 to more than 35,000 total cases in 92 countries, but nearly all reported cases are in Europe and the Americas, according to WHO data. Twelve deaths have …

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