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This outbreak of monkeypox has different symptoms than previous ones

July 30, 2022 // 0 Comments

Between May and July of 2022, 197 monkeypox cases were confirmed at an infectious disease centre in London. There were 2,137 confirmed cases of monkeypox in the UK as of July 18, 2022, with 2,050 of them in the United Kingdom. Lesions on the skin or mucosa of all patients were found in the genitals or perianal area, most frequently on the genitals. Patients with these symptoms should be evaluated for monkeypox infection, according to the study. Monkeypox is still being transmitted in the UK among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in the United Kingdom, according to scientists. [...]

AusVaxSafety data show that COVID-19 vaccines are safe in over 200,000 Australian children

July 29, 2022 // 0 Comments

Australian children aged 5–15 years report fewer side effects in the days following mRNA COVID-19 vaccination than those reported in clinical trials and published safety data, new AusVaxSafety-led research has found. The rate of side effects reported was similar across sex and Indigenous status, but increased with age and was higher for children with parent-reported chronic medical conditions. The Australian Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) says side effect rates are below what has been observed internationally for this age group. No self-reported cases of myocarditis or pericarditis were reported in Australia. [...]