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WHO gives new names to variants of monkeypox virus

WHO officially declared monkeypox outbreak had turned into a public health emergency of international concern Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced new names for variants of the monkeypox virus that are currently in circulation. This is to avoid causing any cultural or social offense, the …

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Monkeypox hits Europe, Americas hardest: WHO

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | Europe and the Americas have been affected the most by the monkeypox outbreak, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told journalists on Wednesday. These two regions have reported 95 percent of the diagnosed cases, he said, warning against stigma and discrimination …

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WHO donates to Uganda 2,400 monkeypox test kits

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday donated 2,400 monkeypox test kits to Uganda to help with the country’s response to the infectious disease. WHO Representative to Uganda Dr. Yonas Tegegn Woldemariam handed over the kits to Minister of Health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, saying …

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UVRI starts testing for monkeypox

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) has started testing for monkeypox after the World Health Organization said that the disease has now become a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Speaking to URN on Tuesday, Prof. Pontiano Kaleebu, the UVRI Executive Director said they …

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As monkeypox breaks out globally, Africa returns to spotlight

The world is paying the price for not having responded adequately London, UK | Xinhua | Haunting Africa for years, monkeypox has finally drawn international concern, less than three months after cases exploded in countries such as Britain and the United States. On Saturday, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared …

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