Monkeypox: Cases outside Africa rise to 780 in three weeks

There have been 780 confirmed cases of monkeypox in countries where the virus isnot usually found, the World Health Organization said last June 5. That is roughly triple the 257 cases it reported a week ago. It says the figure – for the past three weeks – is probably an underestimate and assesses the global risk level as “moderate.” The …

South Korea, U.S. fire 8 missiles in East Sea

Nagpasabog ang South Korea at Estados Unidos ng walong surface-to-surface missiles noong Lunes ng umaga matapos magpasabog ngmaraming short-range ballistic missiles ang North Korea. Ani ng South Korean military, isang demonstrasyon daw ito ngkakayahan at kahandaan ng bansa na lumaban kung kinakailangan. Sumang-ayon dito si South Korean president na si Yoon Suk-yeol dahilnangako itong lalaban sa Pyongyang kung kinakailangan.

South Korea to lift quarantine requirement for non-vaccinated foreign arrivals

South Korea’s prime minister said the country will lift its quarantine requirement forforeign arrivals without vaccination from June 8 and start lifting aviation regulationsimposed on international flights. However, the government will maintain the requirement of a negative PCR test resultprior to entry and a PCR test within 72 hours after the arrival. According to Prime Minister Han Duck-soo, regulations imposed …

Health agency confirms community spread of monkeypox in England

According to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), monkeypox appears to bespreading from person to person in England. The disease, which is endemic in west and central Africa, is understood to spreadthrough close contact, but cases have sprouted out outside the continent in earlyMay. In a statement by the agency, the current outbreak is the first time the virus has …

North Korea hails progress in fight against drought despite COVID wave

North Korea has made progress in its fight against drought as rice planting is underwaynationwide, even as the country is ramping up efforts to tame its unprecedented wave ofCOVID-19.According to the country’s state media, the hermit state has been waging a battleagainst its first-ever coronavirus outbreak since declaring a state of emergency andimposing a nationwide lockdown last month. The outbreak …

Hungary, Norway report first cases of monkeypox

Ayon sa Chief Medical Officer ng Hungary na si Cecilia Muller, nagtala nang kauna-unahang kaso ng monkeypox ang bansa. Ayon sa local news, ang pasyente ay isang 38 anyos na lalaki nainiimbestigahan pa ng mga awtoridad kung nanggaling ba siya sa ibangbansa. Noong araw din na ito, kinumpirma ng Norwegian Institute of Public Healthna mayroon ding kaso ng sakit sa …

WHO: Monkeypox poses moderate risk to global public health

The World Health Organization stated that monkeypox still poses a “moderate risk”to public health at the global scale, even though the disease was found in areaswhere it does not usually occur. According to them, it could only become high risk should the virus exploit theopportunity for it to become a human pathogen and spread to groups at higher risk ofsevere …

U.S. doctors reconsider Pfizer’s COVID-19 drug for lower-risk patients

Matapos ang biglaang pag-akyat ng paggamit ng antiviral drug ng Pfizer,pinag-iisipan ng mga doktor sa Estados Unidos kung ipagpapatuloy ito.Ito’y naisipan matapos ang iilang ulat na maaaring bumalik ang mgasintomas matapos makumpleto ang kursong pag-inom nito atkinakailangan ng mga pasyenteng mag-isolate. Ang paggamit ng Paxlovid ay para sa mga taong newly infected at at-riskpara maiwasan ang pagtuloy sa malalang kaso …

Nepal suspends search for missing plane with 22 on board

A small passenger plane with 22 people aboard went missing in cloudy weather inNepal over the weekend, but authorities already paused the search given the difficultterrain as night fell. In a statement by the police spokesperson, they could not make any progress becauseof the weather and the mountainous terrain, but they will continue operations once thesituation permits. Based on reports, …