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Coreper launches data evaluation to extend use of ‘Imvanex’ to monkeypox protection

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced today that it has launched a data evaluation to extend the use of the "Imvanex" smallpox vaccine to include protection against monkeypox. Imvanex is currently approved in the EU for the...

WHO-Smallpox: More than 3,200 confirmed cases in countries where the disease is not endemic

More than 3,200 confirmed cases of monkey pox and one death have been reported to the World Health Organization to date, according to the director general of the UN agency, Tentos Antanom Gebregesous. Vigilance is needed in...

Today the WHO decision on whether to declare a global state of emergency for smallpox

The World Health Organization will decide today whether to declare monkey pox a global health emergency, prompting a backlash from African scientists who say their region has been facing the crisis for years. Discussions and close monitoring...

EU buys smallpox vaccines

About 1,500 confirmed cases of monkey pox have been identified in 25 European countries, accounting for about 85% of all diagnoses worldwide. Through the Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority - HERA, the EU has entered into a...

WHERE: Europe is at the heart of the spread of apes

Europe is at the heart of the spread of monkey pox, the World Health Organization (WHO) European Office said today. "Europe remains at the heart of this growing wave, with 25 countries reporting more than 1,500 cases,...

WHO to consider whether monkey pox is a ‘global emergency’

The World Health Organization will convene an emergency committee next week to consider whether monkey pox outbreak is a public health emergency of international concern. Only the Covid-19 pandemic and polio are currently considered by the WHO...