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Tag: Monkeypox

  • Friday, May 12th 2023 - 10:12 UTC

    WHO declares end of monkeypox emergency

    MPOX and Covid 19: “Both viruses continue to circulate and both continue to kill,” Tedros warned

    Monkeypox, or MPOX, is no longer a global health emergency, the World Health Organization declared Thursday after a nearly one-year-long alert for the disease that resulted in 87,000 confirmed cases in 111 countries, and 140 deaths recorded worldwide.

  • Monday, October 24th 2022 - 19:18 UTC

    Brazil increases monkeypox testing capacity

    The results of all monkeypox tests in Brazil are to be notified to federal authorities

    Brazil's Health Ministry has increased to 31 the number of laboratories nationwide equipped to corroborate if a patient's infection corresponds to monkeypox through the delivery of testing kits developed and produced by the Rio de Janeiro-based Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz).

  • Thursday, October 13th 2022 - 09:04 UTC

    First patient with monkeypox dies in São Paulo

    The victim was aged 26 and had various comorbidities

    São Paulo's State Health Secretariat Wednesday confirmed the first death statewide of a patient suffering from monkeypox. The patient was a 26-year- old local male resident in South America's largest city, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Saturday, October 8th 2022 - 10:10 UTC

    Bolivia reports first death of monkeypox patient

    The patient was 28 years old and had a weak immunological condition

    A patient at Santa Cruz de la Sierra's San Juan de Dios Hospital who was infected with monkeypox has died, thus becoming the first casualty with the malady in the country, it was announced Friday.

  • Tuesday, October 4th 2022 - 09:51 UTC

    Rio de Janeiro records yet another monkeypox fatality

    There have been 3 monkeypox fatalities altogether in the country.

    State Health authorities in Rio de Janeiro Monday confirmed the second local death of a monkeypox patient. It was a 31-year-old man who had been hospitalized for over a month.

  • Thursday, September 29th 2022 - 09:45 UTC

    Monkeypox has reached Tierra del Fuego and Magallanes Region

    Tierra del Fuego has confirmed four cases, three in Ushuaia, one in Rio Grande and another four suspects.

    Monkeypox has reached Tierra del Fuego and Magallanes Region in Chile. Tierra del Fuego province head of Epidemiology Office confirmed three cases in Ushuaia, one in Rio Grande and four more suspects. On the other side apparently a case has been reported in Puerto Natales, a woman who recently visited neighboring Argentina, while Chilean authorities announced that the country has enough vaccines to begin inoculation in October.

  • Wednesday, September 21st 2022 - 19:19 UTC

    Uruguay confirms 6th case of monkeypox

    Monkeypox cases are relatively rare in Uruguay

    Health authorities have confirmed the 6th case of monkeypox in Uruguay after the initial detection dating back to late July, it was reported Wednesday. While another possible contagion is under study, 57 suspected cases have already been ruled out.

  • Wednesday, September 14th 2022 - 09:47 UTC

    Monkeypox cases in Argentina go up 30%

    All patients were biological males (99.5% of legal male sex and one was a legally female transgender person), but the disease can affect anyone

    Argentine health authorities have confirmed the country has recorded a total of 221 cases of monkeypox until Sept. 7, a 30% increase from the previous week. The Autonomous City of Buenos Aires and the provinces of Buenos Aires and Córdoba account for 96.4% of infections.

  • Tuesday, September 6th 2022 - 18:26 UTC

    Monkeypox cases soar in Colombia

    Colombia largely surpasses the number of infections in Argentina and Uruguay

    Colombian health authorities Monday confirmed 938 people had been diagnosed with monkeypox nationwide, with the bulk of the cases being in Bogotá.

  • Saturday, September 3rd 2022 - 10:26 UTC

    Dr. Tedros hopeful about future of monkeypox

    “With the right measures, this is an outbreak that can be stopped,” Ghebreyesus said

    World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Friday told reporters that the recent decline in monkeypox cases in North America and Europe proved that shows that the current outbreak of the malady can be stopped.