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Polio and the monkeypox outbreak demonstrate a 'heightened focus' on viruses

Polio and the monkeypox outbreak demonstrate a ‘heightened focus’ on viruses

Two-plus years of COVID-19, and people are thinking differently about viruses.  The U.S. this month declared monkeypox a public health emergency, and people at high risk of getting the virus — particularly men who have sex with men — are lining up in city streets to get vaccinated. An avian flu outbreak that pushed egg …

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'Window of opportunity' to stop monkeypox spread could be closing as vaccine rollouts stall

‘Window of opportunity’ to stop monkeypox spread could be closing as vaccine rollouts stall

There are growing concerns that a monkeypox vaccination drive could be stalled amid a shortage of supply. Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images Concerns are mounting that the window of opportunity for containing the escalating monkeypox outbreak may be closing, with vaccine shortages leaving some at-risk groups waiting weeks to get jabbed. Health professionals have …

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Biden administration considering public health emergency in response to monkeypox outbreak

Biden administration considering public health emergency in response to monkeypox outbreak

A Northwell Health staff member holds the monkeypox vaccine, at Cherry Grove on Fire Island, New York, where monkey pox vaccines were administered on July 14, 2022. James Carbone | Newsday | Getty Images The Biden administration is considering declaring a public health emergency in response to the growing monkeypox outbreak, a senior White House …

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Biden administration considering public health emergency in response to monkeypox outbreak

Biden administration considering public health emergency in response to monkeypox outbreak

A Northwell Health staff member holds the monkeypox vaccine, at Cherry Grove on Fire Island, New York, where monkey pox vaccines were administered on July 14, 2022. James Carbone | Newsday | Getty Images The Biden administration is considering declaring a public health emergency in response to the growing monkeypox outbreak, a senior White House …

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