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A man who hadn’t had sex in months caught monkeypox after going to a crowded outdoor event. Experts say being intimate is still the most common way the virus spreads.

A man was diagnosed with monkeypox after attending an outdoor event, according to a report. Most people in the current outbreak have caught monkeypox from sexual activity with an infected person. The case is unusual and shouldn’t be a cause for concern, the report’s lead author said. Loading Something is loading. A man who hadn’t …

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Missouri health officials raise threat level of monkeypox, frustrated with limited vaccine supply

Michele Munz ,  Kurt Erickson JEFFERSON CITY — State and local health officials are taking steps to fend off the spread of monkeypox across Missouri, but the limited supply of vaccine is frustrating those efforts. Gov. Mike Parson’s administration on Wednesday required that any cases of monkeypox be reported to state or local health departments …

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NY Reports 1st 2022 Case of Another Deadly Virus. This Time, It’s Not About You

If your heart sinks a little bit every time you hear New York announce a “first case” of something these days, you’re not alone. This latest development out of the Empire State needn’t make it sink further, but it is something of which state Department of Environmental Conservation officials urge you be aware. The agency …

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New York City reports 2 human cases of the West Nile virus as the city sees record number of infected mosquitoes

Across the city’s five boroughs, 1,068 mosquito pools have tested positive for the virus, according to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The city recorded 779 positive pools at the same time last year. The two human cases were reported in Brooklyn and Queens, the health department said in a statement. …

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World Health Organization renames 2 known clades of monkeypox virus

The World Health Organization renamed the two known clades, or lineages, of the monkeypox virus Monday. Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the lineages will be referred to going forward using Roman numerals. “The clade formerly known as the Congo Basin or Central African clade will now be referred to as clade I, while the West …

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How much virus does a person with COVID exhale? New research has answers

A device called the Gesundheit-II can collect viral RNA exhaled by people infected with SARS-CoV-2.Credit: Isabel Teresa Sierra Maldonado People infected with the highly transmissible Alpha, Delta and Omicron variants of SARS-CoV-2 spew out higher amounts of virus than those infected with other variants, according to a new study1. Further, individuals who contract COVID-19 after …

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West Nile virus detected in 2 people in Brooklyn, Queens amid ‘record number’ of infected mosquitoes

West Nile virus was detected in two people across the five boroughs as a “record number” of mosquitoes were found to be carrying the virus, the city health department said Tuesday. The human infections included one each in Brooklyn and Queens, the health department said, bringing the nationwide count to 54 cases so far this …

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West Nile virus found in 2 people, record number of mosquitoes in New York City

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — West Nile virus has been detected in two people and a record number of mosquitoes in New York City, according to the NYC Health Department. The department announced Tuesday that two human cases have been reported, one each in Brooklyn and Queens. They also say 1,068 West Nile virus-infected mosquito …

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