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WHO says monkeypox cases triple in Europe in two weeks, urgent action needed to contain spread

WHO says monkeypox cases triple in Europe in two weeks, urgent action needed to contain spread

The World Health Organization on Friday warned that urgent action is needed to contain the spread of monkeypox in Europe, as cases have tripled over the past two weeks. Europe is the center of a global outbreak of the virus with 90% of confirmed monkeypox cases reported there, according to the WHO. New infections have …

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

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. In a statement Saturday, a WHO emergency committee said many aspects of the outbreak were “unusual” and acknowledged that monkeypox — which is endemic …

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World Health Organization says monkeypox is not a global health emergency right now

World Health Organization says monkeypox is not a global health emergency right now

The World Health Organization on Saturday said the rapid spread of monkeypox across dozens of nations does not represent a global health emergency at this time. WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus described monkeypox as an evolving health threat, however, and urged governments around the world to step up surveillance, contact tracing, testing and to …

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CDC panel recommends Moderna two-dose Covid vaccine for kids ages 6 to 17

CDC panel recommends Moderna two-dose Covid vaccine for kids ages 6 to 17

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to clear Moderna‘s two-dose Covid-19 vaccine for kindergartners through high schoolers for public distribution this week after the agency’s panel of independent vaccine experts unanimously voted Thursday to recommend the shots. The committee endorsed Moderna’s vaccine for kids ages 6 to 17 after examining its safety …

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House panel alleges Commanders owner Dan Snyder fostered 'toxic workplace' and 'conducted a shadow investigation' targeting accusers | CNN Politics

House panel alleges Commanders owner Dan Snyder fostered ‘toxic workplace’ and ‘conducted a shadow investigation’ targeting accusers | CNN Politics

CNN  —  House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney charged in a hearing on Wednesday that Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder “himself fostered” the football team’s “toxic workplace” and then “conducted a shadow investigation to target his accusers, pin the blame on others, and influence the NFL’s own internal review.” Maloney said that Snyder “fired women …

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Some monkeypox patients also have sexually transmitted diseases, CDC says

Some monkeypox patients also have sexually transmitted diseases, CDC says

Some people recently diagnosed with sexually transmitted diseases may also have monkeypox, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, warning physicians that they need to watch and test for both since monkeypox can look a lot like an STD. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said some patients with monkeypox also had syphilis, herpes, gonorrhea or …

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Simone Biles, other women seek $1B-plus from FBI over Nassar

Simone Biles, other women seek $1B-plus from FBI over Nassar

DETROIT (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles and dozens of other women who say they were sexually assaulted by Larry Nassar are seeking more than $1 billion from the FBI for failing to stop the sports doctor when the agency first received allegations against him, lawyers said Wednesday. There’s no dispute that FBI agents …

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