Monkeypox

FILE - This image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) shows a colorized transmission electron micrograph of monkeypox particles (red) found within an infected cell (blue), cultured in the laboratory that was captured and color-enhanced at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Md. The World Health Organization has renamed monkeypox as mpox, citing concerns the original name of the decades-old animal disease could be construed as discriminatory and racist. (NIAID via AP, File)

WHO renames monkeypox as mpox, citing racism concerns

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization has renamed…

 

A patient is inoculated with the monkeypox vaccine during a vaccination clinic at the OASIS Wellness Center, Friday, Aug. 19, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

WHO: Monkeypox cases drop 21%, reversing month-long increase

More than 45,000 monkeypox cases reported in 98 countries since late April

 

A man receives a monkeypox vaccine at an outdoor walk-in clinic in Montreal, Saturday, July 23, 2022. The British Columbia government says monkeypox vaccine is being made available to eligible patients in most areas of the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

81 cases of monkeypox confirmed in British Columbia

Infection concern remains low, says BC Centre for Disease Control

A man receives a monkeypox vaccine at an outdoor walk-in clinic in Montreal, Saturday, July 23, 2022. The British Columbia government says monkeypox vaccine is being made available to eligible patients in most areas of the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
A health-care worker prepares monkeypox vaccine. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

UPDATE: Island Health opening more monkeypox vaccine appointments Friday

Island Health asking residents to check back as more vaccine supply is received

A health-care worker prepares monkeypox vaccine. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)
Marina Klein, Research Director and Professor of Medicine at the Division of Infectious Diseases at McGill University, left, and Sharon Lewin, International AIDS Society President-Elect speak during a roundtable discussion on monkeypox the AIDS 2022 conference in Montreal, Sunday, July 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Monkeypox: Experts at AIDS conference say the current global response is not enough

803 cases of the virus have been reported in Canada as of July 29

Marina Klein, Research Director and Professor of Medicine at the Division of Infectious Diseases at McGill University, left, and Sharon Lewin, International AIDS Society President-Elect speak during a roundtable discussion on monkeypox the AIDS 2022 conference in Montreal, Sunday, July 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
A man receives a monkeypox vaccine at an outdoor walk-in clinic in Montreal, Saturday, July 23, 2022. Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam says Canadians should practice safe sex and reduce the number of sexual partners to reduce the spread of monkeypox.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Canada’s top doc encourages safe sex, fewer partners to prevent spread of monkeypox

Canada’s chief public health officer says there are 745 confirmed cases of the monkeypox reported in Canada

A man receives a monkeypox vaccine at an outdoor walk-in clinic in Montreal, Saturday, July 23, 2022. Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam says Canadians should practice safe sex and reduce the number of sexual partners to reduce the spread of monkeypox.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP)

Island Health offering monkeypox vaccines to those who are most at risk

Appointments available in Nanaimo, Victoria and Comox Valley the week of July 25

This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP)
This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, Portuguese health authorities confirmed five cases of monkeypox in young men, marking an unusual outbreak in Europe of a disease typically limited to Africa. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP)
This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, Portuguese health authorities confirmed five cases of monkeypox in young men, marking an unusual outbreak in Europe of a disease typically limited to Africa. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP)
FILE - This 1997 image provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the right arm and torso of a patient, whose skin displayed a number of lesions due to what had been an active case of monkeypox. As health authorities in Europe and elsewhere roll out vaccines and drugs to stamp out the biggest monkeypox outbreak beyond Africa, in 2022, some doctors are acknowledging an ugly reality: The resources to slow the disease’s spread have long been available, just not to the Africans who have dealt with it for decades. (CDC via AP, File)

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

An “intense” response to control its spread is necessary however, the panel said

FILE - This 1997 image provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the right arm and torso of a patient, whose skin displayed a number of lesions due to what had been an active case of monkeypox. As health authorities in Europe and elsewhere roll out vaccines and drugs to stamp out the biggest monkeypox outbreak beyond Africa, in 2022, some doctors are acknowledging an ugly reality: The resources to slow the disease’s spread have long been available, just not to the Africans who have dealt with it for decades. (CDC via AP, File)
This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a monkeypox virion, obtained from a sample associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, Massachusetts has reported a rare case of monkeypox in a man who recently had traveled to Canada, and investigators are looking into whether it is connected to recent cases in Europe. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP)

1st case of monkeypox confirmed in B.C.; risk to public remains low, says BC CDC

This marks the first case of the disease in the province, adding to the 77 confirmed cases across the country

This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a monkeypox virion, obtained from a sample associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, Massachusetts has reported a rare case of monkeypox in a man who recently had traveled to Canada, and investigators are looking into whether it is connected to recent cases in Europe. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP)
This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a monkeypox virion, obtained from a sample associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. Monkeypox, a disease that rarely appears outside Africa, has been identified by European and American health authorities in recent days. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - AP, CDC - Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner

Canada considering smallpox vaccine for monkeypox cases, says Dr. Theresa Tam

Monkeypox is a rare disease that comes from the same family of viruses as variola

This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a monkeypox virion, obtained from a sample associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. Monkeypox, a disease that rarely appears outside Africa, has been identified by European and American health authorities in recent days. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - AP, CDC - Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner