The First U.S. Data Show the Monkeypox Vaccine Is Effective
We now have the first real-world data showing how well the monkeypox vaccine is working in the current U.S. outbreak. On Sept. 28, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posted preliminary data from 32 jurisdictions in the U.S. that reported monkeypox case rates and rates of vaccination with Jynneos, the vaccine currently being used against monkeypox. By comparing the two, researchers were able to preliminarily quantify how effective the vaccine is, CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said during a briefing. People who had received the first dose of the two-dose Jynneos vaccine were 14 times less likely t...
Source: TIME: Health - September 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate monkeypox Source Type: news

Smallpox and monkeypox: the green book, chapter 29, UKHSA (updated 26th September 2022)
Smallpox and monkeypox immunisation information for public health professionals. 26 September 2022Updated to include information on prioritising second doses. 24 August 2022Added the option to use the deltoid area for intradermal administration of the vaccine. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Monkeypox Challenges Abound for Public Health Agencies as Virus Travels Beyond Traditional Hotspots
Officials also worry about diminishing smallpox vaccinations, which offered people protection against the infectious disease Monkeypox challenges from the current outbreak have dogged public health agencies even though the disease was first identified more than 50 years ago. That is because the virus has found new avenues of infection. These developments will be relevant for […] The post New Monkeypox Challenges Abound for Public Health Agencies as Virus Travels Beyond Traditional Hotspots appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 9, 2022 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: International Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Precision Medicine Adesola Yinka-Ogunleye anatomic pathology BBC Bodhraj Acharya PhD CDC centers for disease control and prevention clinical laboratory Dark Daily Source Type: news

Inequitable Global Health Responses Underscore Need for More Self-Sufficiency in Developing Countries
A medical officer preparing to give a COVID-19 vaccine in Somalia in May 2021. Credit: Mokhtar Mohamed/AMISOMBy Juliet MorrisonUNITED NATIONS, Sep 8 2022 (IPS) With the outbreak of Monkeypox in non-endemic countries leading to a scramble for vaccines, global health advocates are again calling for equity to be prioritized in the international response. Equity was a top concern during the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic emergency health response. The World Health Organization (WHO) helped spearhead several initiatives in an attempt to reduce disparities between nations, notably COVAX, the vaccines pillar of the Acces...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 8, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Juliet Morrison Tags: Africa COVID-19 Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report South Africa Source Type: news

Monkeypox vaccination resources
Information on the smallpox vaccination used to protect you against the monkeypox virus. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Polio Threat Continues to Grow —But a New Vaccine Could Make a Difference
The recent return of polio has hit like something of an epidemiological thunderclap. It was in 1979 that polio was officially declared eradicated in the U.S.—an early step in a multi-generational effort to wipe out the disease around the world. On July 21, however, the New York State Department of Health announced a case of polio in an unvaccinated man in Rockland County, and since then, circulating poliovirus has been found in wastewater there and in neighboring Orange County, as well as in New York City. In London, the virus was also found in wastewater in February, and in Jerusalem, a case of the disease turned up...
Source: TIME: Health - August 31, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Vaccines Source Type: news

New workplace guidance on monkeypox
Monkeypox is caused by a virus in the same family of viruses as smallpox, although it is much less severe. It is a rare infection. UNISON has produced a guide for branches so that they can discuss monkeypox with employers to ensure that appropriate support in terms of guidance for staff, appropriate PPE provision and full sick pay can be put in place so anyone that contracts monkeypox does not suffer financial detriment. Only a small number of people in the UK have had monkeypox and the risk remains low. In the UK, there have been a total of 3,340 cases confirmed since May 2022. Most of these were diagnosed in England (3,1...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 31, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News guidance monkeypox Source Type: news

Limited vaccine supplies to contain monkeypox rise in Scotland
Public Health Scotland said remaining smallpox vaccine doses were 'being administered at pace'. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Almost everything Tucker Carlson said about Anthony Fauci this week was misleading or false
Tucker Carlson, a political commentator on Fox News, has long assailed Anthony Fauci for his role in the U.S. government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic during both former President Donald Trump’s and President Joe Biden’s administrations. But on 22 August, when Fauci announced he would be retiring from his jobs as director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and chief medical adviser to the president at the end of year, the Tucker Carlson Tonight host laid into him like never before. Carlson asserted Fauci had committed “very serious crimes” and said he ...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 25, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

Polio Is Back. Here ’ s How to Keep Yourself Safe
Until recently, polio had been a relic of history in the U.S. Once a scourge that paralyzed or killed up to tens of thousands of children every year, the U.S. declared the disease officially eradicated in 1979, thanks to widespread vaccination. But polio is back. On July 21, the New York State Department of Health announced a case of polio in an unvaccinated man in Rockland County. Poliovirus has since been found in wastewater in both Rockland and neighboring Orange County, as well as in New York City. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] The development has led to justified alarm. “Even a single case of pa...
Source: TIME: Science - August 16, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Disease healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Monkeypox jabs will run out by next week, UKHSA says
The UK is likely to run out of smallpox vaccine stocks which it is using to protect people against monkeypox by the end of next week, according to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA). (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - August 16, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Clinical News Source Type: news

Smallpox vaccines may not protect against monkeypox for life
Researchers say some patients had childhood jab, and HIV infection could erode protectionSmallpox vaccinations may not protect against monkeypox for life, research suggests, with experts saying HIV may play a role in eroding protection from the jab over time.Monkeypox outbreaks are ongoing around the world, with the World Health Organization declaring the disease apublic health emergency of international concern. At present, the majority of cases in current outbreaks are among men who have sex with men.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 15, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Monkeypox Vaccines and immunisation Infectious diseases World Health Organization World news Aids and HIV Science Medical research Source Type: news

Nigeria: Monkeypox - Virologist Urges Govt to Acquire Smallpox Vaccines
[This Day] A Professor of Virology, Sunday Omilabu, has urged the federal government to acquire smallpox vaccines in the fight against monkeypox. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Brighton monkeypox vaccine: Jabs run out in city a week after Pride weekend
Rollout of the modified smallpox jab for monkeypox in Brighton has been paused until further stocks have arrived. Only people with existing appointments will be able to get a dose (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Recommends New Monkeypox Vaccine Strategy to Stretch Supply
On August 9, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for a new way of administering the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine. The move allows doctors to give patients smaller doses in order to get more shots out of each vial and protect more people quickly. It’s the latest step in the federal government’s response to the growing monkeypox outbreak, which it declared a public health emergency on August 4. While the government has shipped nearly 620,000 doses of vaccines around the country so far, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates about 1.5 million ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate monkeypox Source Type: news