Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO: Nearly 200 cases of monkeypox in more than 20 countries

The World Health Organization says nearly 200 cases of monkeypox have been reported in more than 20 countries not usually known to have outbreaks of the unusual disease, but described the epidemic as "containable" and proposed ...

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Several health indicators differ for LBG, heterosexual adults

Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) adults differ from heterosexual adults on several health indicators, according to a study published online May 25 in the National Health Statistics Reports, a publication from the U.S. Centers ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO chief says priority to prevent sexual exploitation

The WHO chief told member states Wednesday that he was fully committed to reforms needed to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse by staff, acknowledging more needed to be done.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Expert: Monkeypox likely spread by sex at 2 raves in Europe

A leading adviser to the World Health Organization described the unprecedented outbreak of monkeypox in developed countries as "a random event" that appears to have been caused by sexual activity at two recent raves in Europe.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What is monkeypox, and how worried should Americans be?

A worrisome international outbreak of monkeypox, a less harmful cousin of the smallpox virus, has now reached the United States and Canada. As of Saturday, 92 confirmed cases of the illness, and 28 more suspected cases, have ...

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Risk of monkeypox spreading widely 'very low'

The risk of monkeypox spreading widely among the general population is very low and transmission can be stopped outside endemic countries in Central and West Africa, health officials said Monday, after cases exploded this ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What is monkeypox and where is it spreading?

European and American health authorities have identified a number of monkeypox cases in recent days, mostly in young men. It's a surprising outbreak of a disease that rarely appears outside Africa.

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