WHO: Monkeypox hits Europe, Americas hardest

Empty vials of vaccines against Monkeypox lie on a table after being used to vaccinate people at a medical center in Barcelona, Spain on July 26, 2022. (FRANCISCO SECO / AP PHOTO) GENEVA – Europe and the Americas have been affected the most by the monkeypox outbreak, Director General of...

WHO declares monkeypox global public health emergency

In this file photo on Dec 20, 2021, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization, talks to the media regarding the coronavirus and global health priorities in 2022, during a press conference at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. (SALVATORE DI NOLFI/KEYSTONE VIA AP) GENEVA - The World...

DR Congo declares 14th Ebola outbreak over

In this July 16, 2019 photo, health workers dressed in protective gear begin their shift at an Ebola treatment center in Beni, Congo DRC. (JEROME DELAY / AP) KINSHASA -- The health ministry of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Monday declared an end of the latest Ebola...

WHO says monkeypox not yet a health emergency

In this photo provided by the Unidad de Microscopía Electrónica del ISCIII in Madrid, on May 26, 2022, an electronic microscope image shows the monkeypox virus seen by a team from the Arbovirus Laboratory and the Genomics and Bioinformatics Units of the Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII) in Madrid. (UNIDAD...

DR Congo declares new Ebola outbreak

This colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) obtained March 24, 2014 from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, reveals some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion. (HANDOUT / CDC / Cynthia Goldsmith / AFP) BRAZZAVILLE/KINSHASA - The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) declared...

HK probably has an Omicron outbreak: experts

Medical experts say Hong Kong has likely been hit by an Omicron outbreak, with one warning the territory must now brace itself for a "super-spreading" event. A construction worker has tested preliminary positive for coronavirus, days after he ate at a restaurant in Kowloon Tong's Festival Walk around the same...

Health officials ‘ready for worst’ if Omicron hits HK

Health officials said on Monday they're preparing for the worst if Hong Kong experiences an outbreak of Covid-19 powered by the highly transmissible Omicron variant – including putting 500 isolation beds on standby at the Asia WorldExpo. Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan said despite tight border control measures,...

HK escapes variant outbreak by luck: expert

Microbiologist Siddharth Sridhar on Monday said it was "lucky" that a more infectious strain of Covid-19 hadn't led to a major outbreak in Hong Kong, but added authorities must keep a close eye on the situation. The University of Hong Kong expert said he believed the situation was now "stable",...

Scientist downplays local mass Covid outbreak fears

Scientist downplays local mass Covid outbreak fears A co-convenor of the government panel on Covid vaccines has downplayed fears of a mass outbreak due to highly-infectious strains recently found here. Professor Ivan Hung from the University of Hong Kong praised government efforts in containing the spread of the new variants....