Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Monkeypox

Ulcer at mouth’s corner 1st sign of monkeypox virus infection

Ulcer at the corner of mouth has now been documented by scientists as the first sign of infection with monkeypox virus. Recent infection with monkeypox virus can initially present with very few pronounced clinical symptoms and lacking signs of infection,...

A.2 lineage of Monkeypox mutating, says ICMR

Amid rising cases of the monkeypox, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has found three sub-clusters of the viral infection detected in India. The first cluster, of Kerala(N5) and Delhi(N2) is aligned with the USA-2022 ON6740511, the second...

ICMR performs genome characterisation of monkeypox cases, identifies 3 sub-clusters among A.2 lineage in India

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has analysed the complete genome sequences of Monkeypox cases from Kerala and Delhi confirmed during July to August 2022. It has found three sub clusters among A.2 lineage - first cluster Kerala (n5)...

In a first, man tests positive for monkeypox, Covid & HIV at a time

A 36-year-old man in Italy has reportedly tested positive for Monkeypox, COVID-19 and HIV at the same time in the first known case.According to a report published in the Journal of Infection, the patient, whose name hasn’t been disclosed,...

Fear of social stigma prevents Asians from monkeypox testing

Monkeypox, which has afflicted more than 30,000 people to date, is not a ‘gay’ disease and in Asia where gay sex is outlawed in several countries, the fear of stigmatisation and worse is preventing people from coming forward to...

Spain leads Europe in monkeypox spread

As a sex worker and adult film actor, Roc was relieved when he was among the first Spaniards to get a monkeypox vaccine.He knew of several cases among men who have sex with men, which is the leading demographic...

H&FW deptt holds workshop on monkeypox

In view of the detection of confirmed monkeypox cases in the country, the health and family welfare (H&FW) department organised a one-day orientation workshop for the district trainers on monkeypox at the IDSP Conference Hall, directorate of health &...

Govt releases dos & don’ts to prevent monkeypox

With rising cases of monkeypox in the country, the Union health ministry on Wednesday released a list of dos and don’ts to avoid contracting the disease.It also underlined that anyone can catch the virus if they have had prolonged...

Japan approves smallpox vaccine to prevent monkeypox

Japan's health ministry has approved the use of a smallpox vaccine believed to be effective against monkeypox. The smallpox vaccine approved by the ministry is thought to be 85 per cent effective against monkeypox, health officials said. The move came after...

8 cases of monkeypox, task force to monitor kit, vax development: Mandaviya

Eight cases of monkeypox have been reported so far in India and a national task force has been set up to monitor the development of diagnostics and vaccines, Health Minister Mansukh Madaviya said on Tuesday.Replying to queries in Rajya...