Tag: Monkeypox


Monkeypox: WHO says no longer global health emergency

May 11, 2023

Via: Fox News

Monkeypox (mpox), an infectious disease caused by the monkeypox virus, is no longer an international emergency following an outbreak last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced. During a media briefing on Thursday, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in […]


3 Public Health Messaging Failures: What Went Wrong and How to Fix It

March 13, 2023

Via: HitConsultant

Public health crisis communications plans have the power to improve outcomes, reduce long-term healthcare costs, and save lives. These plans should convey crucial health information to impacted groups with recommendations on how and when to seek care and reduce spread. […]


WHO declares monkeypox still a global health emergency

November 1, 2022

Via: Fox News

The monkeypox outbreak continues to represent a global health emergency, which is the World Health Organization’s highest level of alert, the UN agency’s Emergency Committee said on Tuesday. The WHO label, a “public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC)”, is […]


When Monkeypox Reaches Rural Communities, It Collides With Strained Public Health Systems

October 28, 2022

Via: Kaiser Health News

When a case of monkeypox was reported in Nevada’s Humboldt County in August, it was the state’s first detected occurrence of the virus in a rural area. Soon, cases were found in other rural counties — Nye, Lyon, and Elko […]

Innovation, Research

US BioTek Laboratories rolls out diagnostic testing for Monkeypox

October 14, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

US BioTek Laboratories has launched Monkeypox diagnostic testing, which can deliver results within 24 hours. Using lesion swap specimen and real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing, the new product will identify Monkeypox, as recommended by the Centers for […]

Biomarker, Innovation

Quest Diagnostics receives EUA from US FDA for monkeypox PCR test

September 8, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

Quest Diagnostics has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) emergency use authorization (EUA) for its monkeypox polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. The latest move follows a declaration of monkeypox as a public health emergency by the US Department of […]


Is the Monkeypox Outbreak a Public Health Emergency?

August 15, 2022

Via: Natalie Dunn

COVID-19 has undoubtedly changed the way people around the world think about diseases, and it also changed the way policymakers, scientists, and health authorities respond to new outbreaks. After more than two years of fighting the SARS-CoV-2 virus, a recent […]


Monkeypox in America: Who’s at risk and why?

August 8, 2022

Via: Fox News

The United States declared monkeypox a public health emergency last week, an effort to bolster the U.S. response to contain the outbreak. The virus continues to be largely transmitted among gay and bisexual men, but experts say the disease could […]


Monkeypox declared federal public health emergency

August 4, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

The Biden administration declared a federal public health emergency Thursday for monkeypox as virus outbreaks spread through pockets of the country. Some 6,600 cases of the virus have been reported this week compared to less than 5,000 last week, HHS […]


Biden admin boosts testing for monkeypox

June 23, 2022

Via: Fox News

The Biden administration has started shipping monkeypox virus tests to commercial laboratories. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said it had shipped tests to five commercial laboratory companies. The […]


All You Need to Know About the Recent Monkeypox Outbreak

June 13, 2022

Via: Natalie Dunn

A multi-country monkeypox outbreak is causing concern around the world, as more and more people get infected with the virus. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 23 United Nations (UN) member states, across four different regions that are not […]