UK uses lower dose of monkeypox vaccine to increase supply

LONDON (AP) — UK health authorities will begin offering eligible people just a fraction of the normal dose of monkeypox vaccine to extend supplies about five-fold, in line with similar decisions to extend available doses in Europe and the US In a statement Monday, the UK’s Health Security Agency said patients at clinics in Manchester … Read more

Polio in US, UK and Israel reveals rare risk of oral vaccine

LONDON (AP) — For years, health officials worldwide have used billions of drops of an oral vaccine in a remarkably effective campaign aimed at eradicating polio in the last remaining strongholds — typically poor, politically unstable corners of the world. Now, in a surprising twist in the decades-long effort to eradicate the virus, authorities in … Read more

Indonesia announces first case of monkey pox

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – A man in Indonesia has tested positive for monkey pox, making him the first confirmed case of the disease in the country, authorities said late Saturday. The 27-year-old, who lives in the capital Jakarta, had returned from an overseas trip on Aug. 8, Health Ministry spokesman Mohammad Syahril said at a … Read more

New Brunswick reports first confirmed case of monkeypox virus in province

FREDERICTON – Health officials in New Brunswick report the province’s first confirmed case of monkeypox. The infected person remains isolated and contact tracers are turned on to determine the source of the infection and notify close contacts. dr. Jennifer Russell, the county health official, released a statement late Friday advising New Brunswickers that the virus … Read more

London children are offered polio injection after more virus found in wastewater

LONDON (AP) – Children aged 1-9 in London were eligible for a booster dose of a polio vaccine on Wednesday after British health authorities reported finding evidence of the virus spreading in multiple parts of the city, but no cases of the paralytic have found disease in humans. The UK’s Health Security Agency said it … Read more

UK: ‘Early signs’ that monkeypox outbreak is peaking

LONDON (AP) — British health authorities said on Friday that the monkeypox outbreak across the country may be peaking and the epidemic’s growth rate has slowed. The UK’s Health Security Agency said in a statement there were “early signs that the outbreak is leveling off”, with 2,859 cases since May. No deaths have been reported. … Read more

UK: ‘Early signs’ that monkeypox outbreak is peaking

LONDON (AP) — British health authorities said on Friday that the monkeypox outbreak across the country may be peaking and the epidemic’s growth rate has slowed. The UK’s Health Security Agency said in a statement there were “early signs that the outbreak is leveling off”, with 2,859 cases since May. No deaths have been reported. … Read more

Spain leads Europe in monkeypox, struggles to control spread

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) – A sex worker and adult film actor, Roc was relieved to be one of the first Spaniards to receive a monkeypox vaccine. He knew of several cases of men who have sex with men, the main demographic for the disease, and he feared he could be next. “I went home and … Read more

Quebec expands access to monkeypox vaccine across province as case count rises

MONTREAL — Quebec is expanding access to monkeypox vaccine amid signs the virus has begun to spread beyond Montreal. Health Director Luc Boileau told a news conference today that men across the province who report sexual contact with other men, with the exception of an exclusive partner, are now eligible for a vaccine. Boileau said … Read more

California governor declares state of emergency for monkey pox

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The governor of California on Monday declared a state of emergency over efforts to fight the monkeypox outbreak, becoming the second state in three days to make the move. Governor Gavin Newsom said the statement will help California coordinate a government-wide response, seek more vaccines and lead outreach and education efforts … Read more