‘Very few’ in US get full monkey pox vaccine line, says CDC director – National

Very few people who have contracted monkeypox in the United States have received the second dose needed for complete protection, Rochelle Walensky, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said Friday. She told a White House briefing that nearly 97% of the injections administered were first doses, and while many people … Read more

New Brunswick confirms first case of monkeypox in province

Public health in New Brunswick has confirmed the province’s first case of monkeypox. A government-issued release published late Friday afternoon said the person diagnosed is currently in isolation and being monitored. “This person hadn’t traveled outside the province recently. Public health contact tracers are working to determine the source of the infection and identify and … Read more

US to administer smaller doses of monkeypox vaccine to expand limited supplies – National

U.S. health officials Tuesday approved a plan to increase the country’s limited supply of monkeypox vaccine by giving people just one-fifth the usual dose, citing research suggesting the reduced amount is about as effective. The so-called dose-saving approach also requires the Jynneos vaccine to be given by injection just under the skin rather than into … Read more

Manitoba Expands Monkeypox Vaccine Eligibility – Winnipeg

Eligibility has been expanded for Manitobans who want the monkeypox vaccine. The county announced Friday that anyone who has been diagnosed with sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia in the past two months, or who has had more than two sexual partners in the past three weeks, is now eligible for the shot. Sex workers … Read more

Monkeypox vaccines: WHO says about 16 million doses are available as cases increase

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are approximately 16 million approved vaccine doses available for use against monkeypox and other candidates are being considered. Most vaccines are stored in bulk, meaning it will take several months to get them into vials, said WHO director-general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Wednesday. Bavarian Nordic’s Imvamune or … Read more

Canada confirms 681 monkeypox cases as WHO declares global health emergency

Canada confirmed 681 cases of monkeypox in five provinces on Saturday, as the global outbreak of the virus was deemed a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization (WHO). The number of cases is expected to continue to rise, according to a statement from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). … Read more

Canada confirms 681 monkeypox cases as WHO declares global health emergency

Canada confirmed 681 cases of monkeypox in five provinces on Saturday, as the global outbreak of the virus was deemed a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization (WHO). The number of cases is expected to continue to rise, according to a statement from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). … Read more

2 US children diagnosed with monkey pox, health officials say – National

Monkey pox has been diagnosed in two children in the US, health officials said Friday. One is a toddler in California and the other a baby who is not a US resident but was tested in Washington, DC, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more: Is Monkeypox now a global crisis? … Read more

Monkey pox cases are on the rise in Canada – has the level of risk changed in the country? – National

Since its unusual emergence in the West this spring, monkeypox has been a topic of discussion among Canadians as officials work to limit its spread. On Wednesday, Canada reported a 59 percent increase in monkey pox cases over the past week — reflecting a trend of rising cases reported around the world. Read more: The … Read more