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  • Monkeypox outbreak can be eliminated in Europe - WHO officials Aug 30, 2022 03:31 PM IST

    Monkeypox outbreak can be eliminated in Europe - WHO officials

    "We believe we can eliminate sustained human-to-human transmission of monkeypox in the region," said WHO Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge.

  • This Is not the Monkeypox that doctors thought they knew Aug 27, 2022 01:54 PM IST

    This Is not the Monkeypox that doctors thought they knew

    Monkeypox patients have turned up with what looked like mosquito bites, pimples or ingrown hairs, not the large pustules usually associated with the infection.

  • News Highlights: Sunil Bansal, General Secretary of BJP UP appointed as the National General Secretary of the party Aug 10, 2022 07:54 AM IST

    News Highlights: Sunil Bansal, General Secretary of BJP UP appointed as the National General Secretary of the party

    News Highlights: BJP National President JP Nadda appoints Sunil Bansal, General Secretary of BJP UP as the National General Secretary of the party.

  • India looks to update monkeypox guidelines but risk factors for complications, death yet to be defined Aug 04, 2022 12:31 PM IST

    India looks to update monkeypox guidelines but risk factors for complications, death yet to be defined

    In the present global outbreak, 25,000 cases of the disease have been reported from 78 countries and the highest number of cases has been confirmed in the US, Spain and the UK 

  • News Highlights: China condemns Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, says her trip violates the “one China” principle Aug 02, 2022 07:53 AM IST

    News Highlights: China condemns Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, says her trip violates the “one China” principle

    News Highlights: Nancy Pelosi is the first US House leader to visit Taiwan since 1997. China says visit ‘Dangerous act of playing with fire’: Xinhua

  • First Monkeypox case in Delhi | WHO declares monkeypox health emergency | All you need  to know about the outbreak | Global health Jul 28, 2022 10:21 AM IST

    First Monkeypox case in Delhi | WHO declares monkeypox health emergency | All you need to know about the outbreak | Global health

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has sounded its highest level of alert for monkeypox but should you be worried? Here’s everything you need to know about the viral disease that has spread to over 70 countries, including India

  • Serum Institute looks out for partners to develop monkeypox vaccine: Report Jul 27, 2022 09:00 AM IST

    Serum Institute looks out for partners to develop monkeypox vaccine: Report

    CEO Adar Poonawalla said that although they are talking with partners to develop a vaccine, there is no rush as they are assessing the situation.

  • Government rushes to raise lab capacity as first case of monkeypox without international travel history is reported in India Jul 25, 2022 02:32 PM IST

    Government rushes to raise lab capacity as first case of monkeypox without international travel history is reported in India

    Rapid expansion of lab capacity, rigorous contact tracing and isolation may be urgently required to stop extensive transmission of the viral disease in the country, say experts

  • WHO declaring monkeypox global health emergency a premature move, says top Indian epidemiologist Jul 25, 2022 02:11 PM IST

    WHO declaring monkeypox global health emergency a premature move, says top Indian epidemiologist

    Raman R Gangakhedkar, who was a key figure working on HIV prevention and control strategies in India, says associating monkeypox with any particular sexuality or a gender identity would be incorrect.

  • UN health agency declares monkeypox a global emergency Jul 23, 2022 07:57 PM IST

    UN health agency declares monkeypox a global emergency

    The escalating monkeypox outbreak has prompted the World Health Organization to activate its highest alert level and declare the virus a public health emergency of global significance.

  • Monkeypox in India: No need to panic, say experts; call for stepped up diagnostics, preparation with smallpox vaccine Jul 15, 2022 02:49 PM IST

    Monkeypox in India: No need to panic, say experts; call for stepped up diagnostics, preparation with smallpox vaccine

    The disease was first discovered in cynomolgus monkeys before being detected in humans in 1970. Prior to 2003, when the first case was identified in the US, it had largely been limited to a few countries in West and Central Africa

  • News Highlights on July 15: No 'super CM' in Maharashtra, says Devendra Fadnavis Jul 15, 2022 08:12 AM IST

    News Highlights on July 15: No 'super CM' in Maharashtra, says Devendra Fadnavis

    News Highlights on July 15: "There is no concept of super CM in the present government. We have only one chief minister and that is Eknath Shinde. We are working under his leadership. But some people can't digest this. They should get used to be in the opposition now," the BJP leader said.

  • Health ministry raises alarm on monkeypox as Kerala reports first suspected case Jul 14, 2022 04:16 PM IST

    Health ministry raises alarm on monkeypox as Kerala reports first suspected case

    The letter to the states comes on a day, samples were sent out to the National Institute of Virology, Pune from a suspected patient in Kerala

  • WHO considers declaring monkeypox a global health emergency Jun 23, 2022 03:14 PM IST

    WHO considers declaring monkeypox a global health emergency

    The World Health Organization's emergency committee will meet on Thursday to discuss whether the spiralling monkeypox outbreak warrants the declaration of a global emergency.