Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Key facts you need to know about monkeypox

Media reports about an outbreak of monkeypox may sound scary, but there's no need for most people to take special steps to avoid getting the viral illness, an infectious disease expert says.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

South Africa records first case of monkeypox

South Africa on Thursday reported its first case of monkeypox, joining some 40 other countries that have identified patients with the disease.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

South Korea reports first imported case of monkeypox

South Korea reported its first imported cases of monkeypox Wednesday, becoming the latest of some 40 countries—and the first in East Asia—to have identified the disease.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO drops endemic country distinction for monkeypox

The World Health Organization says it has removed the distinction between endemic and non-endemic countries in its data on monkeypox to better unify the response to the virus.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

France confirms 51 monkeypox cases

France has detected 51 cases of monkeypox, French health authorities said Friday, as the number of confirmed infections worldwide rises.

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Lymph node

A Lymph node (pronounced /ˈlɪmf noʊd/) is an organ consisting of many types of cells, and is a part of the lymphatic system. Lymph nodes are found all through the body, and act as filters or traps for foreign particles. They contain white blood cells that use oxygen to process. Thus they are important in the proper functioning of the immune system.

Lymph nodes also have clinical significance. They become inflamed or enlarged in various conditions, which may range from trivial, such as a throat infection, to life-threatening such as cancers. In the latter, the condition of lymph nodes is so significant that it is used for cancer staging, which decides the treatment to be employed, and for determining the prognosis.

Lymph nodes can also be diagnosed by biopsy whenever they are inflamed. Certain diseases affect lymph nodes with characteristic consistency and location.

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