A new virus, Langya, identified in China, dozens of cases

Several dozen people in China have contracted a new virus, called Langya, of animal origin, according to scientists who rule out at this stage the risk of human-to-human transmission. The Langya henipavirus (LayV) virus causes symptoms in humans such as fever, fatigue, cough, nausea and headache. Read alsoMonkey pox: our answers on the origin of … Read more

the table specifies the symptoms and the transmission

AFP, published on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 08:19 How is monkeypox transmitted? Are there any symptoms specific to the current outbreak? After several months of the epidemic, we are beginning to learn more, with confirmation: the current contaminations are mainly linked to sexual intercourse. Three months after the start of the epidemic, nearly 28,000 … Read more

Monkey pox now a public health emergency in the United States

AFP, published on Friday, August 05, 2022 at 09:10 The United States declared a public health emergency over the monkeypox outbreak on Thursday, a decision that should free up funds, facilitate data collection and deploy more personnel to fight the disease. With more than 6,600 cases recorded in the country, including about a quarter in … Read more

the tests will be reimbursed at 100%

AFP, published on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 09:44 Tests for the detection of the monkeypox virus will be reimbursed 100% by Health Insurance, said Saturday an order in the Official Journal, after a recommendation to this effect from the High Health Authority. “The development of the monkeypox epidemic implies being able to confirm cases … Read more

In Ile-de-France, epicenter of monkeypox, vaccination begins to ramp up

AFP, published on Friday, July 29, 2022 at 6:24 p.m. In Ile-de-France, epicenter of the monkeypox epidemic, the vaccination campaign is starting to gain momentum, despite the lack of personnel, with the will displayed by the authorities not to forget the people furthest away of the care system. According to the latest report from Public … Read more

Facial herpes, a virus possibly 5000 years old

The modern strain of the facial herpes virus, which causes cold sores, dates back around 5,000 years, according to the authors of a recent study. “We were able to determine that the variations of the modern strains all date back to some time in the late Neolithic, early Bronze Age“, explained Christiana Scheib, co-lead author … Read more

Tedros “worried”, seeks advice from the experts of the Emergency Committee

AFP, published on Friday, July 22, 2022 at 02:45 The WHO director-general said he was “worried” on Thursday about the rise in the number of monkeypox cases at the opening of the Emergency Committee meeting, seeking advice from experts before deciding on the reaching the highest level of alert in the organization. “I need your … Read more

first two confirmed cases in Ghana

By Clara Hidalgo Published yesterday at 5:28 p.m., Update yesterday at 9:52 p.m. A WHO doctor takes an oral sample from a patient, suspected of having Marburg hemorrhagic fever, in Kinguangua, DRC, May 6, 2005. CHRISTOPHER BLACK / WHO / AFP This is the first time that this hemorrhagic fever, as deadly as Ebola, has … Read more

The immune system involved in brain damage linked to Covid-19 (study)

AFP, published on Tuesday, July 05, 2022 at 11:10 p.m. The immune response to Covid-19, which damages the blood vessels of the brain, could be responsible for the symptoms of “Covid long”, according to a study based on a low number of cases and published Tuesday by American researchers. The brains of nine people who … Read more