Dog gets Monkeypox in first recorded human-to-animal infection

Dog gets Monkeypox in first recorded human-to-animal infection

A recent study indicates that a same-sex male couple could have given monkey pox to their four-year-old greyhound, as questions remain about human-to-animal transmission. The Lancet reported the finding in a medical journal published Wednesday, noting that the pair’s greyhounds began contracting the virus in their own cases for nearly two weeks. Then, using the … Read more

WHO plans to rename Monkeypox over stigmatization concerns

WHO plans to rename Monkeypox over stigmatization concerns

LONDON — The World Health Organization says it is holding an open forum to rename the disease monkeypox after some critics expressed concerns that the name could be derogatory or have racist connotations. In a statement released Friday, the UN health agency said it has also renamed two families, or clades, of the virus, using … Read more

Monkeypox has been declared a public health emergency. What now?

Monkeypox has been declared a public health emergency.  What now?

On Aug. 4, the Biden administration declared monkeypox a public health emergency as cases surge across the country. The first case of monkeypox in this year’s outbreak in the United States was reported in Massachusetts in May. Since then, the US has had more than 9,400 reported cases and counting. The virus is still unknown, … Read more

WHO says you can’t blame monkeys for the spread of monkeypox after attacks on animals

WHO says you can’t blame monkeys for the spread of monkeypox after attacks on animals

A World Health Organization official took a stand for monkeys after a series of attacks on primates in Brazil and said they are not responsible for the growing monkeypox outbreak. Margaret Harris, a WHO spokesperson, told a United Nations news conference in Geneva on Tuesday that monkeypox virus has been found in many animals and … Read more

Why the WHO is renaming the name Monkeypox?

Why the WHO is renaming the name Monkeypox?

The World Health Organization (WHO) is renaming monkeypox out of concern that the name could be considered racist and may not accurately describe the origin of the virus. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in mid-June that the organization would rename Monkeypox. “WHO is also working with partners and experts from around the world to … Read more

Riverside County declares monkey pox public health emergency due to growing number of cases

Riverside County declares monkey pox public health emergency due to growing number of cases

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, California (KABC) — A health emergency has been declared in Riverside County due to the growing number of monkey pox cases. Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Geoffrey Leung signed the proclamation on Tuesday and the Board of Trustees has seven days to ratify the action. Health officials say the move will shift … Read more