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Adding more vax appointments to guard against monkeypox

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Toronto – Toronto Public Health (TPH) added 3,900 new monkeypox vaccination appointments to the TPH booking system.  Appointments can be booked by anyone who meets the provincial criteria  for vaccination to prevent monkeypox infection. Monkeypox vaccination clinic locations and times: Metro Hall, 214 Wellington St. W., Mondays to Thursdays, noon to 6 p.m. and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cloverdale Mall, …

tecovirimat

Experimental monkeypox pills Tpoxx not available

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LA – The monkeypox drug is not readily available. The US Food and Drug Administration has not approved tecovirimat — sold under Tpoxx brand for treating monkeypox but the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is making the drug available under Strategic National Stockpile. However, people are still facing challenges to get it.

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PocketWell app to WTC portal offers access to online mental health

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Ottawa – The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create stress and anxiety for many Canadians, particularly those who do not have ready access to their regular support networks. Through the Wellness Together Canada online portal, people of all ages across the country can access immediate, free and confidential mental health and substance use supports, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. PocketWell, …

smallpox shot

EU to soon clear smallpox shot for monkeypox

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Brussels (AP) The European Medicines Agency says it will begin reviewing data to decide if a smallpox vaccine made by the pharmaceutical company Bavarian Nordic might also be authorized for monkeypox, amid a growing outbreak of the disease across the continent. In a statement, the EU drug regulator noted that the vaccine, known as Imvanex in Europe but sold as …

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Gabrieus

WHO to share vaccines to stop monkeypox

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LONDON (AP) The World Health Organization said it’s creating a new vaccine-sharing mechanism to stop the outbreak of monkeypox in more than 30 countries beyond Africa. The move could result in the UN health agency distributing scarce vaccine doses to rich countries that can otherwise afford them. To some health experts, the initiative potentially misses the opportunity to control monkeypox …

CDC: Monkeypox hard to detect

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WASHINGTON: US health experts of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said recently monkeypox that cases  being detected currently are not displaying the usual symptoms, which makes its diagnosis difficult. Rochelle Walensky, head of the CDC, said: “We have seen presentations of monkeypox that are mild and sometimes only limited areas of the body, which differs from the classic …

Public Health Agency of Canada

Quebec to start vaccinations against monkeypox

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Toronto – There are now 26 confirmed cases of monkeypox in Canada, according to an update from the Public Health Agency of Canada. The agency stated that over the past week, it had confirmed 25 cases of monkeypox in Quebec. Dr Howard Njoo, Deputy Chief Public Health Officer, said: “Our understanding of the virus is still evolving, but I want …