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CDC warns doctors to be on alert for monkeypox as global cases rise

Placeholder while article actions load The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an alert Friday urging doctors and state health departments to be vigilant for cases of monkeypox as an unprecedented global spread of the virus raises alarm among public health authorities. The alert comes two days after the agency confirmed a monkeypox case …

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What Is Monkeypox And Where Is It Spreading?

An illustration of apox virus. These viruses, which include Chickenpox, Monkeypox and Smallpox, are oval shaped and have double-strand DNA.Illustration† SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY †AP† New outbreaks of a seldom-seen disease called monkeypox are setting public health experts on edge. Several countries, including the US, have recently reported cases of the viral infection. No deaths are …

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Australia says man returned from Europe probably has monkeypox | Health News

Man in his 40s developed the illness, characterized by a distinctive rash, a few days after returning home to Sydney. Australian authorities have identified a probable case of monkeypox in a man who recently returned from Europe, as Canada confirmed its first two cases, amid a growing outbreak of the rare disease in non-endemic countries. …

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CDC monitors 6 people in US for possible rare monkeypox, says public ‘should not be concerned’

Currently, the CDC is monitoring six people in the United States for possible monkeypox infections after they sat near an infected traveler who had symptoms while on a flight from Nigeria to the United Kingdom in early May. Separately, CDC officials also are investigating a case of monkeypox confirmed in a man in Massachusetts who …

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Goats and Soda : NPR

Symptoms of the monkeypox virus are shown on a patient’s hand, from a 2003 case in the US In most instances, the disease causes fever and painful, pus-filled blisters. New cases in the United Kingdom, Spain and Portugal are spreading possibly through sexual contact, which had not previously been linked to monkeypox transmission. Courtesy of …

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Monkeypox: What we know about the smallpox-like virus spreading in the UK, Portugal and Spain

Portuguese health authorities on Wednesday confirmed five cases of monkeypox – a rare viral infection related to smallpox – in young men, marking an unusual outbreak in Europe of a disease typically limited to Africa. Portugal’s General Directorate for Health added it was investigating another 15 suspected cases and that all were identified this month …

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Mind-Altering Parasite May Make Infected People More Attractive, Study Suggests

The brain-hijacking parasite Toxoplasma gondii seems to be almost everywhere. The microscopic invader is thought to infect up to 50 percent of people, and a range of studies suggests it may alter human behavior, in addition to that of many other animals. The parasite has been linked with a large range of neurological disorders, including …

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CDC concerned about possible undetected monkeypox spread in U.K.

the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expressed concern Tuesday about an unusual outbreak of monkeypox in the United Kingdom, suggesting there appears to be at least some undetected transmission of the virus there and warning of the possibility that the outbreak could spread beyond UK borders. “We do have a level of concern that …

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