Monkey pox now a public health emergency in the United States

AFP, published on Friday, August 05, 2022 at 09:10 The United States declared a public health emergency over the monkeypox outbreak on Thursday, a decision that should free up funds, facilitate data collection and deploy more personnel to fight the disease. With more than 6,600 cases recorded in the country, including about a quarter in … Read more

the tests will be reimbursed at 100%

AFP, published on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 09:44 Tests for the detection of the monkeypox virus will be reimbursed 100% by Health Insurance, said Saturday an order in the Official Journal, after a recommendation to this effect from the High Health Authority. “The development of the monkeypox epidemic implies being able to confirm cases … Read more

First confirmed cases of Marburg virus in Ghana

It is confirmed: the Marburg virus is circulating again in Africa, while two cases have just been identified in Ghana. This hemorrhagic fever, as deadly as Ebola, has reached a mortality rate of up to 88% during recent epidemics. You will also be interested [EN VIDÉO] Interview 4/5: understanding the Ebola virus The Ebola virus … Read more

The immune system involved in brain damage linked to Covid-19 (study)

AFP, published on Tuesday, July 05, 2022 at 11:10 p.m. The immune response to Covid-19, which damages the blood vessels of the brain, could be responsible for the symptoms of “Covid long”, according to a study based on a low number of cases and published Tuesday by American researchers. The brains of nine people who … Read more

first confirmed case in a child in IDF, according to the ARS

Until then, the virus had only affected adults. The primary student was taken care of and “shows no signs of seriousness”. The Ile-de-France Regional Health Agency (ARS) reported on Saturday a first confirmed case of monkeypox in a child attending primary school in the region, specifying that he was taken care of and “shows no … Read more

Towards more zoonoses, with the risk of new pandemics

AFP, published on Friday, June 10, 2022 at 09:18 Sras, Mers, Ebola, avian flu, zika, Covid-19, HIV, monkey pox… Favored by our lifestyles, zoonoses, diseases transmitted to humans by animals, have multiplied in recent years, raising fears of the emergence of new pandemics. “The interface between humans and animals has become quite unstable,” said Dr. … Read more

Monkey pox: gay men ‘accused victims’ of the disease

LGBTQ+ – “If we allow these kinds of stigmatizing messages to spread and take hold, they will have long-term consequences,” warned Matthew Kavanagh in The world on May 25. The Deputy Director of UNAIDS was speaking about monkeypox, the media coverage of which has already, in part, led to stigmatization of the gay community. “These … Read more

Seasonal flu, possible direct descendant of the “Spanish” flu

AFP, published on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 6:35 p.m. Preserved in formalin, deciphered by genetics, European lung tissue from the beginning of the 20th century brings new knowledge about the “Spanish flu”, of which one of the seasonal flu viruses could be a direct descendant, according to a study published on Tuesday in Nature. … Read more