‘Probable’ monkeypox in Sacramento County patient who recently traveled to Europe, health officials say

Sacramento County public health officials are investigating a “probable” case of the monkeypox virus linked to travel to Europe, officials said Tuesday morning. If confirmed, this would be the first case of monkeypox in California. A health provider alerted the county to the suspected case on May 21, and on Monday local health officials obtained … Read more

As monkeypox panic spreads, African doctors see double standard

Placeholder while loading article actions DAKAR, Senegal — In a part of Nigeria that has been dealing with monkeypox outbreaks for years, a doctor saw the photos circulating in Western media this week and laughed. ” Those are the very serious cases,” said Oyewale Tomori, a virologist in the southwest of the country. “Like, ‘Ahh! … Read more

Map: Where has monkeypox been detected so far?

The World Health Organization (WHO) says it expects to find more cases of monkeypox as it expands surveillance in countries where the disease has not yet been identified. Between May 13 and May 21, at least 92 laboratory-confirmed and 28 suspected cases of monkeypox were reported to WHO from 12 countries where the virus is … Read more

What is “Paxlovid Mouth” and why is it so unpleasant?

Loss or alteration of taste (dysgeusia) is a common symptom of COVID. It is also a side effect of several diseases and drugs, including Paxlovid, the new antiviral drug to treat COVID infection. Although it affects less than 6% of people who receive Paxlovid, some report an “awful” taste that appeared shortly after starting the … Read more

What is “Paxlovid Mouth” and why is it so unpleasant?

Loss or alteration of taste (dysgeusia) is a common symptom of COVID. It is also a side effect of several diseases and drugs, including Paxlovid, the new antiviral drug to treat COVID infection. Although it affects less than 6% of people who receive Paxlovid, some report an “awful” taste that appeared shortly after starting the … Read more

New research could explain the unexpected effects of common painkillers, including ibuprofen and aspirin

A new study has uncovered a previously unknown process by which some NSAID painkillers affect the body. This may explain why different NSAIDs can have unexpected effects on many diseases, including heart disease and cancer. Pain and inflammation are usually treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and aspirin. However, even at similar … Read more

Anyone can get monkeypox, but CDC warns LGBTQ community of ‘higher chance’ of exposure now

“Certain groups may have a greater chance of exposure at this time, but the current risk of exposure to monkeypox is by no means exclusive to the gay and bisexual community in the United States,” said Dr John. Brooks, Chief Medical Officer of CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention. “Anyone, anyone, can develop [and] spread the … Read more

Smallpox vaccines can protect against monkeypox, and the US has 100 million doses

When Covid-19 hit, humanity faced an uncontrollable epidemic without vaccines or therapies. If it was a knife fight, we brought a pencil. The level of preparedness for monkeypox couldn’t be more different. “We have vaccines hidden away by our government,” said Blossom Damania, professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of North Carolina School … Read more

Everything the CDC wants you to know about monkeypox and the current level of risk

Enlarge / A negatively stained electron micrograph of a monkeypox virus virion in human vesicular fluid. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today provided an update on the monkeypox situation in the United States, which is linked to a growing multinational epidemic. He also used the time to answer open-ended questions and … Read more

‘Probable’ cases of monkeypox identified in Utah

Monkeypox is supposed to be in Utah. Two adults from the same Salt Lake County household “are considered probable cases of monkeypox,” the Salt Lake County Health Department said Monday, based on preliminary testing. Confirmation that the rare disease has arrived in the state is expected Tuesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. … Read more