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  • WHO renames monkeypox as mpox

    11/28/2022 8:56:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    Axios ^ | November 28, 2022 | Ivana Saric
    The World Health Organization announced on Monday that it is renaming monkeypox as mpox due to concerns that the original name could be perceived as racist or stigmatizing. Driving the news: Both the monkeypox and mpox names will be used by WHO over the next year as the term "monkeypox" is gradually phased out, WHO said in a press release. "When the outbreak of monkeypox expanded earlier this year, racist and stigmatizing language online, in other settings and in some communities was observed and reported to WHO," the press release stated. WHO began consulting with experts about potentially renaming the...
  • Monkeypox to be renamed 'mpox,' WHO says

    11/28/2022 4:57:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | November 28, 2022
    The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Monday that monkeypox is to be renamed "mpox" in English. "Following a series of consultations with global experts, WHO will begin using a new preferred term 'mpox' as a synonym for monkeypox. Both names will be used simultaneously for one year while 'monkeypox' is phased out," the UN health agency said in a statement. The monkeypox virus was originally identified in monkeys in 1958, but can infect a number of other animals, and is more frequently found in rodents. Although global infection numbers have been declining since August, the virus remains a problem...
  • When Monkeypox Reaches Rural Communities, It Collides With Strained Public Health Systems

    11/07/2022 6:55:45 AM PST · by fwdude · 34 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | October 28, 2022 | Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez
    When a case of monkeypox was reported in Nevada’s Humboldt County in August, it was the state’s first detected occurrence of the virus in a rural area. Soon, cases were found in other rural counties — Nye, Lyon, and Elko — posing another hurdle for public health systems that have been worn thin by the covid-19 pandemic. Experts say the response to the monkeypox virus in rural America may be affected by the patchy resources and bitter politics that are a legacy of the pandemic, challenges that some worry could allow sporadic infections to gain a foothold.
  • Biden Admin Renews Public Health Emergency Over Monkeypox

    11/03/2022 7:26:56 PM PDT · by thegagline · 38 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 11/03/2022 | Mimi Nguyen Li
    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Biden administration on Wednesday renewed the public health emergency determination for monkeypox. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra said in a statement that his decision to renew the public health emergency was “a result of the continued consequences of an outbreak of monkeypox cases across multiple states.” He had consulted with public health officials before renewing the determination. *** As of Wednesday, the CDC has recorded 77,573 monkeypox cases globally and 38 deaths. It has recorded 28,492 cases of monkeypox in the United States, with the death toll...
  • Monkeypox mostly spreads before symptoms appear, study suggests

    11/02/2022 7:19:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 03 Nov 2022
    People with monkeypox can spread the virus up to four days before symptoms appear, with more than half of transmissions potentially taking place during this period, a UK study estimated on Tuesday. While the findings have yet to be confirmed, they suggest that many monkeypox infections cannot be prevented by asking patients to isolate once they realise they have the virus, the study said. Since May, when the virus suddenly started spreading beyond the West African countries where it has long been endemic, monkeypox has killed 36 people out of more than 77,000 cases, according to the World Health Organization.
  • US House members probe NIH over 'risky' virus research after Government scientists tried to create monkeypox strain that's '1,000 times more deadly'

    11/01/2022 3:48:44 PM PDT · by algore · 28 replies
    House Republicans are probing monkeypox research being carried out by government scientists that involves making the virus 1,000 times more deadly. Policymakers are demanding the NIH (spell in full) hands over documents proving the experiment was subject to proper oversight. They also want the research agency to produce a risk-benefit analysis to justify taxpayer money being spent on research that poses 'potentially serious risks'. There is growing alarm that virus manipulation research continues to go on in the US despite concerns similar experiments may have led to the Covid pandemic. Last week it was revealed that a National Institutes of...
  • Monkeypox can be far more devastating for patients with weak immune systems

    10/31/2022 7:36:00 AM PDT · by fwdude · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 26, 2022 | Lena H. Sun and Fenit Nirappil
    Monkeypox is causing devastating outcomes for people with severely weakened immune systems, even as new cases continue to decline in the United States, according to a federal report released Wednesday. At least 10 people hospitalized with monkeypox have died. More than 28,000 cases of monkeypox have been reported since the U.S. outbreak began in May. While the vast majority recover within weeks, some patients with untreated HIV experienced especially dire consequences, such as losing function of their brain or spinal cord, eyes and lungs despite being given antiviral medication.
  • Fauci's NIAID lab in Maryland moves to create severe monkeypox strain

    10/25/2022 3:53:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    The Post Millenial ^ | Oct 25, 2022
    The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, directed by Dr. Anthony Fauci, is conducting research involving the creation of a more severe strain of monkeypox in an effort to help develop better vaccines for humans, the organization said. The virus will be given to mice in order to track its progress, and help scientists understand what needs to be done to ensure humans are better protected depending on how certain genes act. Creating the new hybrid strain of monkeypox involves extracting genes from the clade 1 variant of the virus, which kills one in ten people it infects, and...
  • Six people who tested positive for monkeypox have died, health departments confirm

    10/25/2022 11:57:19 AM PDT · by fwdude · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 23, 2022 | Rob Frehse, Katherine Dillinger and Alaa Elassar
    Six people who tested positive for monkeypox – two in New York City, two in Chicago, one in Nevada and one in Maryland – have died, local health departments have confirmed. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said it was “deeply saddened by the two reported deaths, and our hearts go out to the individuals’ loved ones and community.” “Every effort will be made to prevent additional suffering from this virus through continued community engagement, information-sharing and vaccination,” the NYC DOH said. The two Chicagoans who died after testing positive for monkeypox had multiple other health...
  • This Gay Congressman Recorded Himself Getting a Monkeypox Vax

    09/29/2022 7:30:12 AM PDT · by fwdude · 46 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | September 22, 2022 | Andrew Stillman
    On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Mondaine Jones (D-N.Y.) announced on his Twitter that he received his second dose of the monkeypox (MPV) vaccine. In the tweet and accompanying video, Jones discussed how the virus impacts LGBTQ+ folks and communities of color particularly hard. He also said he received his second dose of the vaccine from the Westchester Medical Center’s drive-through clinic in Valhalla and noted the importance of getting vaccinated to help stop the spread.
  • A healthy lifestyle almost halves the risk of dementia in people with type 2 diabetes

    09/19/2022 7:57:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 17 replies
    Medical Xpress / Diabetologia / European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) ^ | Sept. 19, 2022 | Ms. Jirapitcha Boonpor and Dr. Carlos Celis-Morales et al
    A healthy lifestyle reduces the risk of dementia in those with type 2 diabetes (T2D), according to a study. The study found that individuals with T2D and an unhealthy lifestyle were much more likely to develop dementia than people without T2D and a very healthy lifestyle. However, a healthy lifestyle almost halved the likelihood of people with T2D developing dementia. An unhealthy lifestyle and T2D are known to individually raise the risk of dementia. It hasn't, been clear, however, whether a healthy lifestyle can reduce the risk of dementia in those with T2D. The 445,364 participants (54.6% female) had an...
  • Don't touch foreigners to reduce monkeypox risk, China health official says

    09/19/2022 9:10:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Reuters via NASDAQ ^ | 09/19/2022 | Martin Quin Pollard
    BEIJING, Sept 19 (Reuters) - A senior Chinese health official advised people to avoid contact with foreigners to prevent monkeypox infection after the first known case of the virus on mainland China was reported. "To prevent possible monkeypox infection and as part of our healthy lifestyle, it is recommended that 1) you do not have direct skin-to-skin contact with foreigners," Wu Zunyou, chief epidemiologist at the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention posted on his official Weibo page on Saturday. Wu also called for people to avoid such contact with people who have been abroad within the past three...
  • what are your chances of catching monkeypox? (Homosexuals are 350 times more likely to catch it)

    09/19/2022 7:27:58 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 29 replies ^ | 9/16/2022 | Max Barnhart, Michaeleen Douclef
    What are your chances of catching monkeypox? It's a question that many people are asking. A global outbreak of this infectious disease began in May of this year and has spread to 50 countries – along with some inflammatory headlines and misinformation. While previous cases of monkeypox were typically transmitted from animals (mainly rodents) to people, it is clear now that most cases are the result of human-to-human transmission. The concerns about catching monkeypox come at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic is still in force, with over 300,000 cases reported daily across the globe and over 10,000 deaths per...
  • First Monkeypox Case Recorded in Boston Public Schools Community

    09/19/2022 8:22:13 AM PDT · by fwdude · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Sept 19, 2022 | SIMON KENT
    A person linked to the Boston Public Schools community has monkeypox, local families were told Monday. Boston 25 News reports a letter has now been circulated to the school community. In the missive, Acting Superintendent Dr. Drew Echelson and Incoming Superintendent Mary Skipper wrote, “An adult member of our BPS community has been diagnosed with monkeypox.” The school system reportedly worked closely with the Boston Public Health Commission and the affected person to identify and notify exposed individuals, officials said.
  • Health Care Personnel Exposures to Subsequently Laboratory-Confirmed Monkeypox Patients

    09/19/2022 8:50:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 1 replies
    CDC ^ | September 16, 2022 | Staff , et al
    What is already known about this topic? Although risk for monkeypox transmission to health care personnel (HCP) is thought to be low, CDC recommends that HCP wear personal protective equipment (PPE) consisting of gown, gloves, eye protection, and an N95 (or higher-level) respirator while caring for patients with suspected or confirmed monkeypox. What is added by this report? Among 313 Colorado HCP exposed to patients with monkeypox, recommended PPE use and receipt of postexposure prophylaxis vaccination was low. HCP were assessed for risk and actively monitored for 21 days when indicated; none acquired monkeypox. What are the implications for public...
  • Fort Worth ISD confirms monkeypox diagnosis at one of its campuses.

    09/18/2022 6:04:14 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 15 replies
    Fox 4 Dallas ^ | 9/16/22
    FORT WORTH, Texas - Fort Worth ISD confirmed a case of monkeypox at one of its schools. Tarrant County Public Health notified the district that someone at Arlington Heights High School tested positive. The person's identity is not being released. It's unclear if it was a student or staff member. As a precaution, the district said it is sanitizing the campus.
  • Surgeons use an ELECTRIC GRINDER to remove metal ring from man's penis after it got stuck during 'experiment with friends'

    09/16/2022 6:44:09 PM PDT · by algore · 75 replies
    The man told doctors who treated him that he could still urinate, but it had become uncomfortable to do so. Surgeons chose to remove the ring using an electric grinder, which are often relied on to cut through metal. Doctors able to pull the ring off after it was broken, releasing the man's member. Cutting metal creates heat, so the man’s penis had to be sprayed with 'continuous saline injection' to cool it down during the procedure. Medics also inserted a metal plate between the ring and penile skin to prevent burn or pressure injury. Writing in the journal, doctors...
  • What happened to.....

    09/15/2022 11:53:34 PM PDT · by GunHoardingCapitalist · 39 replies
    Random thought | Now | Phil Mehupp
    What ever happened to the monkeypox pandemic? It was all over the news one day, then POOF!!! it was gone. Its kinda odd once the data showed that it was mostly amongst a certain lifestyle, men who have sex with men. The media quieted it down a little bit, afterall, it is midterms. ( However, I did notice that when news came out that a couple of toddlers developed it, with their father being infected as well and not the Mother, the media slammed the brakes and almost put it in their "vault of dont go there!" (Its secret location...
  • Hollywood Makeup Artist Dead 9 Days After Monkeypox Vaccine

    09/14/2022 12:14:12 AM PDT · by wannabegeek · 76 replies
    Health Impact News ^ | September 12, 2022 | Brian Shilhavy
    There have been no recorded deaths so far from those diagnosed with monkeypox, but we now have our first report of someone who died shortly following a monkeypox vaccine.Michael Mosher, a Hollywood makeup artist, has died 9 days after receiving a monkeypox vaccine, according to social media posts.He was reportedly vaccinated for monkeypox on August 25, 2022, and then “died suddenly” on September 3, 2022.Mosher was also a fan of the COVID-19 shots and fully vaccinated for COVID, while ridiculing “anti-vaxxers” who refused to get the shots.The White House has ordered 2.5 million doses of the monkeypox vaccine, and the...
  • Biden’s gay-‘married’ monkeypox deputy accused of satanism after wearing pentagram gear for magazine cover

    09/10/2022 7:17:24 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 45 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 09/09/2022 | Matt Lamb
    President Joe Biden’s deputy monkeypox coordinator appears to have an interest in Satanism and demons.Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, who is “married” to a man, currently “serves as Director of the Division of HIV Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control,” according to the White House and is the deputy national coordinator for the monkeypox response. The disease primarily affects homosexual men.Photos posted by Benny Johnson appear to show Daskalaskis wearing leather straps with a pentagram, a hat with a pentagram, and standing above a floor with a pentagram on it, a symbol of Satanism.Daskalakis and his “husband’ are also involved with...