Africa

The smallpox crisis is gaining momentum in Nigeria’s viral epicenter

AKAMKPA, Nigeria – Two sons of Fate, a 48-year-old Nigerian businessman whose nephew was infected with the smallpox virus, are already showing similar symptoms. Their swollen lymph nodes began a day or two after the fever. Despite the fact that the rashes on their bodies have turned into pus-filled pimples, Fate believes that their sons …

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WHO panel: Monkey smallpox is not a global emergency “at this stage”

LONDON (AP) – The World Health Organization says the outbreak of smallpox in more than 50 countries needs to be closely monitored, but does not guarantee that global health will be declared a state of emergency. In a statement on Saturday, the World Health Organization’s emergency committee acknowledged that many aspects of the epidemic were …

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Map: Where has the smallpox been identified so far? | infographic news

The World Health Organization (WHO) says it expects more cases to be detected in countries where smallpox is still undiagnosed. Between May 13 and May 21, at least 92 laboratory-confirmed cases and 28 suspected cases of smallpox were reported to the WHO from 12 countries where the virus is not endemic. In non-endemic countries, a …

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Map: Where has the smallpox been identified so far? | infographic news

The World Health Organization (WHO) says it expects more cases to be detected in countries where smallpox is still undiagnosed. Between May 13 and May 21, at least 92 laboratory-confirmed cases and 28 suspected cases of smallpox were reported to the WHO from 12 countries where the virus is not endemic. In non-endemic countries, a …

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Expert: Monkeys are infected twice in Europe through sexual intercourse

LONDON (AP) – The World Health Organization’s chief adviser has described an unprecedented outbreak of smallpox in monkeys. The last two mass events in Europe as a “casual incident” in developed countries are explained by horrific sexual behavior. In an interview with the Associated Press, Dr. David Haymann, a former head of the World Health …

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Expert: Monkeys are infected twice in Europe through sexual intercourse

LONDON (AP) – The World Health Organization’s chief adviser has described an unprecedented outbreak of smallpox in monkeys. The last two mass events in Europe as a “casual incident” in developed countries are explained by horrific sexual behavior. In an interview with the Associated Press, Dr. David Haymann, a former head of the World Health …

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Smallpox spreading in Europe and the United States has shocked African scientists the news

As more cases of monkey disease have been reported in Europe and North America, some scientists who have observed many epidemics in Africa have expressed surprise at the prevalence of the disease in developed countries. Outbreaks of smallpox have never been reported in people without contact with Central or West Africa. France, Germany, Belgium and …

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Smallpox spreading in Europe and the United States has shocked African scientists the news

As more cases of monkey disease have been reported in Europe and North America, some scientists who have observed many epidemics in Africa have expressed surprise at the prevalence of the disease in developed countries. Outbreaks of smallpox have never been reported in people without contact with Central or West Africa. France, Germany, Belgium and …

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African scientists have discovered a monkey disease in Europe and the United States

LONDON (AP) – Scientists who have observed many epidemics of smallpox Africans say they are surprised that the disease has recently spread to Europe and North America. Cases of smallpox have been reported only in people previously associated with Central and West Africa. But in the past week, infections have been reported in Britain, Spain, …

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