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EXPLAINER: Can the spread of monkeypox be stopped?

LONDON (AP) — Since May, nearly 90 countries have reported more than 31,000 cases of monkeypox. The World Health Organization classified the escalating outbreak of the once-rare dise...

Monkeypox: Brazil, Spain report first deaths outside Africa

Brazil reported the first monkeypox-related death outside the African continent on Friday, shortly before Spain confirmed Europe's first known death in the outbreak. The current outbreak started ...

Monkeypox medications arrive in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first batch of antiviral medications for monkeypox arrived in Taiwan on Wednesday (July 27) in a precautionary measure against a global outbreak of the infectious dise...

WHO chief advises reducing sex partners to avoid monkeypox

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization on Wednesday advised men at risk of catching monkeypox to consider reducing their sexual partners “for the moment” following the U.N. health age...

Monkeypox is not major concern in Taiwan now: CECC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese health authorities on Monday (July 25) assured the public of the country’s preparedness against monkeypox after the disease was declared a global emergency...

UN health agency chief declares monkeypox a global emergency

LONDON (AP) — The expanding monkeypox outbreak in more than 70 countries is an “extraordinary” situation that qualifies as a global emergency, the World Health Organization chief said Saturday, a decl...

Monkeypox: WHO declares outbreak a global public health emergency

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday declaredthe ongoing worldwide monkeypox outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghrebeyesus...

WHO again considers declaring monkeypox a global emergency

LONDON (AP) — As the World Health Organization's emergency committee convened Thursday to consider for the second time within weeks whether to declare monkeypox a global crisis, some scientists said t...

WHO says COVID-19 remains a global health emergency

LONDON, July 12 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that COVID-19 remains a global emergency, nearly 2-1/2 years after it was first declared. The Emergency Committee, made up ...

WHO panel: Monkeypox not a global emergency 'at this stage'

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization said the escalating monkeypox outbreak in more than 50 countries should be closely monitored but does not warrant being declared a global health emergency. ...

Live updates | Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

WASHINGTON (AP) — PHOENIX — Police fired tear gas from the windows of the Arizona Capitol building to disperse hundreds of people demonstrating outside, as lawmakers briefly huddled in a basement. ...

US abortion ruling sparks global debate, polarizes activists

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The end of constitutional protections for abortions in the United States on Friday emboldened abortion opponents around the world, while advocates for abortion rights worried it ...

WHO considers declaring monkeypox a global health emergency

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization convenes its emergency committee Thursday to consider if the spiraling outbreak of monkeypox warrants being declared a global emergency. But some experts sa...

UK to offer vaccines to some gay, bisexual men for monkeypox

LONDON (AP) — British health officials will start offering vaccines to some men who have sex with men and are at the highest risk of catching monkeypox, in an effort to curb the biggest outbreak of th...

UK: 50 new monkeypox cases in biggest epidemic beyond Africa

LONDON (AP) — British health officials reported another 50 cases of monkeypox across the country on Friday, for a total of 574 cases. That makes the U.K.'s outbreak the biggest to date beyond Africa. ...