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WHO says monkeypox ‘containable’ as more govts start limited vaccinations

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‘Let’s not make a mountain out of a molehill’ – WHO official Authorities investigate 237 suspected, confirmed cases of virus France, Denmark latest to consider target vaccinations GENEVA, May 24 (Reuters) – The outbreak of monkeypox cases outside of Africa can be contained, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday,......

Beijing ramps up COVID quarantines, Shanghai residents decry uneven rules

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Beijing sends 1,800 to quarantine in Hebei – media Vice Premier Sun Chunlan says Beijing curbs cannot ease Shanghai stocks record biggest drop in a month Airbnb latest Western internet firm to exit China BEIJING/SHANGHAI, May 24 (Reuters) – Beijing stepped up quarantine efforts to end its month-old COVID outbreak......

Explainer: How concerned should we be about monkeypox?

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An electron microscopic (EM) image shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virus particles as well as crescents and spherical particles of immature virions, obtained from a clinical human skin sample associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak in this undated image obtained by Reuters on May 18, 2022. Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell......

WHO expects more cases of monkeypox to emerge globally

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A section of skin tissue, harvested from a lesion on the skin of a monkey, that had been infected with monkeypox virus, is seen at 50X magnification on day four of rash development in 1968. CDC/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 21......

Israel confirms first monkeypox case

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JERUSALEM, May 21 (Reuters) – Israel on Saturday reported its first confirmed case of monkeypox, which officials expected would be contained. The case is a man in his 30s who had returned from a trip in western Europe, according to the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center – Ichilov, where he......

Spain monkeypox cases tally reaches 30, mostly linked to sauna

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A section of skin tissue, harvested from a lesion on the skin of a monkey, that had been infected with monkeypox virus, is seen at 50X magnification on day four of rash development in 1968. CDC/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MADRID/LISBON, May 20......

Shanghai inches towards COVID lockdown exit, Beijing plays defence

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Shanghai cautiously works to restore transport services Shanghai reports mostly zero new community cases this week Beijing on edge as new infections keep appearing BEIJING/SHANGHAI, May 21 (Reuters) – Shanghai cautiously pushed ahead on Saturday with plans to restore part of its transport network in a major step towards exiting......

WHO calls emergency meeting as monkeypox cases top 100 in Europe

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A section of skin tissue, harvested from a lesion on the skin of a monkey, that had been infected with monkeypox virus, is seen at 50X magnification on day four of rash development in 1968. CDC/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Cases in nine......

WHO calls emergency meeting as monkeypox cases cross 100 in Europe

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Rare outbreak of viral disease outside Africa Cases in UK, Spain, Belgium France and North America Cause still unclear WHO holds emergency meeting to discuss cases As cases exceed 100, Germany says biggest ever in Europe LONDON, May 20 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization was due to hold an......

Shanghai finds cases after five days of ‘zero COVID’ but end of lockdown on track

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Family of three catch COVID outside Shanghai’s quarantined areas Plans to ease curbs in May and lift lockdown in June still on More and more cities in China bringing COVID under control SHANGHAI/BEIJING, May 20 (Reuters) – Shanghai announced its first new COVID-19 cases outside quarantined areas in five days......

Australia reports suspected monkeypox case in returned traveller from Europe

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SYDNEY, May 20 (Reuters) – Australian authorities on Friday said they had identified a probable case of monkeypox infection in a traveller who had recently returned from Europe, with confirmatory testing underway. A man in his 40s developed a mild illness several days after arriving back in Sydney with symptoms......

Explainer: Why monkeypox cases are spreading in Europe, US

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LONDON, May 19 (Reuters) – A handful of cases of monkeypox have now been reported or are suspected in Britain, Portugal, Spain and the United States. The outbreaks are raising alarm because the viral disease, which spreads through close contact and was first found in monkeys, mostly occurs in west......

Massachusetts identifies first 2022 U.S. case of monkeypox infection

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May 18 (Reuters) – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health on Wednesday said it had confirmed a single case of monkeypox virus infection in a man who had recently traveled to Canada. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)said its labs confirmed the infection to be monkeypox on......

Mozambique detects first case of polio in 30 years

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CAPE TOWN, May 18 (Reuters) – Mozambique on Wednesday declared a polio outbreak after the virus was detected in a child living in the northeastern Tete region, the first case of the poliovirus in the country in almost three decades, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said. The case, which marks......

World in no better place to fight pandemics than before COVID – review

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The World Health Organization logo is pictured at the entrance of the WHO building, in Geneva, Switzerland, December 20, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 18 (Reuters) – The world is no better prepared for a new pandemic than it was when......

China relaxes some COVID test rules for U.S., other travellers

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Medical staff members check the temperature of people as they enter at Capital Airport, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Beijing, China, November 5, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, May 18 (Reuters) – China has removed certain COVID-19 test......

N.Korea’s Kim orders military to stabilise supply of COVID drugs

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wears a face mask amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, while inspecting a pharmacy in Pyongyang, in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 15, 2022. KCNA via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com......

N.Korea reports first COVID-19 death after 350,000 sickened with fever

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SEOUL, May 13 (Reuters) – At least one person confirmed to have COVID-19 has died in North Korea and hundreds of thousands have shown fever symptoms, state media said on Friday, offering hints at the potentially dire scale of country’s first confirmed outbreak of the pandemic. About 187,800 people are......

U.S. will share COVID-19 vaccine technology, Biden tells global summit

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WASHINGTON, May 12 (Reuters) – The United States will share technologies used to make COVID-19 vaccines through the World Health Organization and is working to expand rapid testing and antiviral treatments for hard-to-reach populations, President Joe Biden said on Thursday. Speaking at the second global COVID-19 summit, Biden called on......

N.Korea reports first COVID outbreak, orders lockdown in “gravest emergency”

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North Korea declares ‘gravest national emergency’ Potential for ‘unprecedented crisis’ for Kim Jong Un – expert Isolated state has declined offers of vaccine No North Korean civilians are believed vaccinated SEOUL, May 12 (Reuters) – North Korea reported its first COVID-19 outbreak on Thursday, calling it the “gravest national emergency”......

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