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Can ancient germs from dug-up Egyptian mummies trigger a plague or pandemic today?

Do ancient Egyptian mummies harbour deadly plagues ready to wreak havoc in the modern world? Here's…

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New Yorkers planted a tiny forest in a spot where the city used to warehouse prisoners and smallpox patients

The pocket forest has 1,500 plants on just 4,000 square feet of park land and is designed to promot…

Eliza Relman   


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Japan approves smallpox vaccine to prevent monkeypox

Japan's health ministry has approved the use of a smallpox vaccine believed to be effective against…

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How monkeypox symptoms compare to smallpox and chickenpox

Monkeypox symptoms can appear similar to other common viruses such as chickenpox. A lab test is nee…

Dr. Catherine Schuster-Bruce,Shayanne Gal   


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Yes, a smallpox vaccine protects against monkeypox, but it comes with its own set of risks

The smallpox vaccine is 85% effective against monkeypox, but it is no longer widely available and i…

Dr. Catherine Schuster-Bruce,Hilary Brueck   


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UK confirms case of monkeypox, which causes boils and full-body rashes

The monkeypox patient, who is being treated at a specialist infectious disease facility, is thought…

Dr. Catherine Schuster-Bruce   


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CDC raises the alarm about monkeypox after a man is hospitalized with the rare virus in Dallas

A US resident who traveled back home from Nigeria tested positive for monkeypox, a rare illness wit…

Anna Medaris Miller   


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Longevity pioneer Peter Attia explains why the quest to live longer is constrained by the US healthcare system

The ultra wealthy are spending millions and billions to extend their lives. For regular people, the…

Blake Dodge   


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AI chatbots helped college students come up with new pandemic pathogens they could spread

Researchers asked students to prompt AI like ChatGPT about starting a new pandemic. The bots gave a…

Gabby Landsverk   


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What is a vaccine? Why vaccines are important and how long they last

A vaccine is a part of a virus that is used to build immunity and prevent the spread of disease. He…

Madeleine Burry   


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A second American has come down with monkeypox, a rare virus that causes pus-filled boils

The patient got sick after returning to the US from Nigeria, and they are currently ​in isolation i…

Andrea Michelson   


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13 of the most common monkeypox vaccine side effects, from a 'bleb' to a hard lump

If an intradermal vaccine doesn't immediately produce a "bleb," it needs to be redone. Hard lumps a…

Hilary Brueck   


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First US monkeypox death reported in Texas. Experts say fatalities are extremely rare, and the vaccine is working well.

The individual who died was severely immunocompromised and had various other illnesses, the Texas D…

Rebecca Cohen,Andrea Michelson   


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A graphic photo shows a severe monkeypox patient's crusted, discolored nose, taken days after a red pimple was misdiagnosed as sunburn

The unnamed man in his forties had a weakened immune system from an undiagnosed and untreated HIV i…

Dr. Catherine Schuster-Bruce   


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Yes, there are more infectious diseases popping up these days experts say there are 7 clear reasons why

Polio, monkeypox, inexplicable liver damage in kids. "It's like all the biblical plagues are coming…

Hilary Brueck   


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Man who had monkeypox shares day-by-day photos of his lesions, says he almost passed out from the pain

Silver Steele thought his case was mild. But it got worse, with large lesions on his chin and blind…

Marianne Guenot   


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3 ways to know if you need a monkeypox vaccine, and how to get one, according to experts

"People who are just concerned" about monkeypox don't qualify for vaccination, and people who were …

Hilary Brueck   


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Monkeypox patient says doctors misdiagnosed him then 'made things worse' by giving antibiotics that caused an allergic reaction

Jeffrey Todd documented his monkeypox on TikTok. "Doctors were misdiagnosing me left and right," he…

Marianne Guenot   


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A man who tested negative for monkeypox twice got such a bad infection doctors feared he might go blind

Kevin Kwong, 33, had six online appointments, one call to a nurse hotline, an urgent treatment visi…

Dr. Catherine Schuster-Bruce   


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I'm a gay man in London who finally got a monkeypox vaccine after weeks of trying. Here's how I did it — and why I was so determined.

The author shares everything he needed to do to finally get vaccinated against monkepox in London a…

Gary Nunn