Monkeypox cases triple in Europe, WHO says, Africa concerned

US officials announce more steps against monkeypox outbreak

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization’s Europe chief warned Friday that monkeypox cases in the region have tripled in the last two weeks and urged countries to do more to ensure the previously rare disease does not become entrenched on the continent. And African health authorities said they are treating the expanding monkeypox outbreak … Read more

Orcas ripping great white sharks open off South Africa, says new study

Orcas ripping great white sharks open off South Africa, says new study

Great whites used to dominate areas of the Gansbaai coast, around 100 kilometers (62 miles) east of Cape Town, but have been avoiding them in recent years, according to a paper published in the African Journal of Marine Science on Wednesday. The Gansbaai coast was once a popular spot for great white shark spotting, but … Read more

The Monkeypox Crisis Is Secretly Spiraling in Virus Epicenter of Nigeria

The Monkeypox Crisis Is Secretly Spiraling in Virus Epicenter of Nigeria

AKAMKPA, Nigeria—The two sons of Destiny, a 48-year-old Nigerian businessman whose nephew had recently contracted the monkeypox virus, are already showing similar symptoms. They have swollen lymph nodes, which started a couple of days after they developed a fever. Despite the rash on their bodies morphing into pus-filled pimples that have scabbed over, Destiny believes … Read more

WHO panel: Monkeypox not a global emergency ‘at this stage’

WHO panel: Monkeypox not a global emergency 'at this stage'

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization said the escalating monkeypox outbreak in more than 50 countries should be closely monitored but does not warrant being declared a global health emergency. In a statement Saturday, a WHO emergency committee said many aspects of the outbreak were “unusual” and acknowledged that monkeypox — which is endemic … Read more

UK: 77 new monkeypox cases, biggest outbreak outside Africa

UK: 77 new monkeypox cases, biggest outbreak outside Africa

LONDON (AP) — British health officials reported 77 more monkeypox cases on Monday, raising the total to more than 300 across the country. To date, the UK has the biggest identified outbreak of the disease beyond Africa, with the vast majority of infections in gay and bisexual men. Health officials warn that anyone, regardless of … Read more

Map: Where has monkeypox been detected so far? | Infographic News

Map: Where has monkeypox been detected so far?  |  Infographic News

The World Health Organization (WHO) says it expects to discover more cases of monkeypox as it expands surveillance in countries where the disease has yet to be identified. Between May 13 and May 21, at least 92 laboratory-confirmed cases and 28 suspected cases of monkeypox were reported to the WHO from 12 countries where the … Read more

Map: Where has monkeypox been detected so far? | Infographic News

Map: Where has monkeypox been detected so far?  |  Infographic News

The World Health Organization (WHO) says it expects to discover more cases of monkeypox as it expands surveillance in countries where the disease has yet to be identified. Between May 13 and May 21, at least 92 laboratory-confirmed cases and 28 suspected cases of monkeypox were reported to the WHO from 12 countries where the … Read more

Expert: Monkeypox likely spread by sex at 2 raves in Europe

Expert: Monkeypox likely spread by sex at 2 raves in Europe

LONDON (AP) — A leading adviser to the World Health Organization described the unprecedented outbreak of the rare disease monkeypox in developed countries as “a random event” that might be explained by risky sexual behavior at two recent mass events in Europe. In an interview with The Associated Press, Dr. David Heymann, who formerly headed … Read more

Monkeypox spreading in Europe, US, has African scientists baffled | News

Monkeypox spreading in Europe, US, has African scientists baffled |  News

As more cases of monkeypox are detected in Europe and North America, some scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks in Africa say they are baffled by the unusual disease’s spread in developed countries. Cases of the smallpox-related disease have not previously been seen among people with no links to Central and West Africa. France, Germany, … Read more

Monkeypox spreading in Europe, US, has African scientists baffled | News

Monkeypox spreading in Europe, US, has African scientists baffled |  News

As more cases of monkeypox are detected in Europe and North America, some scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks in Africa say they are baffled by the unusual disease’s spread in developed countries. Cases of the smallpox-related disease have not previously been seen among people with no links to Central and West Africa. France, Germany, … Read more