Monkeypox

  • Monkeypox Disease Name Changed to Mpox by WHO

    The World Health Organisation has changed the name of the disease Monkeypox to Mpox, as they receive complaints about the word Monkeypox conjuring up racist tropes and stigmatizing patients. The recommendation follows outbreaks that began about six months ago in...

    Published On November 30th, 2022
  • Country first indigenous monkeypox test kit launched

    India has developed the first indigenously-developed RT-PCR kit for testing monkeypox disease. The kit is developed by Transasia Bio-Medicals, the kit was unveiled by Principal Scientific Adviser to the Centre Ajay Kumar Sood. The kit would help in early detection...

    Published On August 23rd, 2022
  • Monkeypox vaccine IMVANEX approved by European Commission

    European Commission has given permission for the Imvanex vaccine to be marketed as protection against Monkeypox, as recommended last week by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Globally, over 16,000 cases of monkeypox have been reported from 75 countries. This vaccine...

    Published On July 27th, 2022
  • First Case of monkeypox in the Gulf reported in the UAE

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the first Gulf country to report a monkeypox case. The Czech Republic and Slovenia became the first countries outside of Africa to disclose cases, joining 18 other countries. Although the number is projected to...

    Published On May 26th, 2022
  • Belgium becomes first country to make quarantine compulsory for monkeypox patients

    Belgium has become the first country to make a 21-day quarantine compulsory for monkeypox patients after four cases of the disease were reported. The Belgian health authorities took this decision, Saudi Gazette reported citing Belgian media. The Belgian Institute of...

    Published On May 24th, 2022