EU health agency advises member states to plan for monkeypox jabs

The EU’s infectious-disease agency is to recommend that member states prepare strategies for possible vaccination programs to counter rising monkeypox cases, amid mounting evidence of community transmission of the disease. The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), said in response to questions on Sunday that it would make the recommendation in a risk … Read more

Russia was planning to use monkeypox as bioweapon, claims ex-Soviet scientist

Russia considered using monkeypox as a bioweapon until at least the 1990s, a former Soviet scientist has claimed, reports British tabloid The Metro. The claims were made by Kanat Alibekov, also known as Kenneth Alibek, who was the Soviet Union’s bioweapons expert until its fall in 1991. Later, he stayed in Russia for a year … Read more

Thousands of Deaths and Adverse Reactions Deleted From VAERS

The US Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) was created as an early warning system to identify vaccines that may be triggering a higher than expected number of adverse events. One of its primary objectives is to:1 “Provide a national safety monitoring system that extends to the entire general population for response to public health … Read more

Is Monkeypox the World’s New COVID-19? Scientists Make Judgment Call

As if one pandemic weren’t enough, a dangerous new virus is spreading all over the world. Starting around two weeks ago, monkeypox—a pathogen that originated in West and Central Africa and causes flu-like symptoms and a rash—cropped up in places where it’s not usually found. Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom have reported a few … Read more

Monkeypox outbreak explodes across Europe as cases in Spain and Italy traced to island festival with 80,000 revellers

MONKEYPOX cases in Spain and Italy have been traced to an island festival attended by 80,000 revellers. Authorities are trying to halt an outbreak that has exploded across Europe and beyond, with 92 cases now confirmed and dozens more suspected. 5 The festival in Gran Canaria has been linked to monkeypox casesCredit: Alamy 5 Around … Read more

Belgium becomes first country to introduce compulsory monkeypox quarantine

Belgium has become the first country to introduce a compulsory 21-day monkeypox quarantine – as 14 countries now confirm outbreaks of the viral disease and doctors warn of a ‘significant rise’ in UK cases Those who contract the virus will now have to self-isolate for three weeks, Belgian health authorities have said, after three cases … Read more

‘Urgency’: WHO expects more monkeypox cases globally | World Health Organization News

World Health Organization reports 92 confirmed monkeypox cases and 28 suspected ones in 12 nations as the mysterious spread continues. The World Health Organization (WHO) says it expects to identify more cases of monkeypox as it expands surveillance in countries where the disease is not typically found. As of Saturday, 92 confirmed cases and 28 … Read more