Medical Health Cluster


JACC: Case Reports Explores Acute Myocarditis in Monkeypox Patient

With the recent outbreak of Monkeypox virus infection in nonendemic countries like the U.S., Australia, Spain, UK, etc., the world’s attention has been directed to the clinical manifestations of this disease. A new case published in JACC: Case Reports highlights “cardiac involvement as a potential complication” associated with the disease. The case […]

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NIH experts review monkeypox challenges

Lessons learned from the public health responses to the HIV and COVID-19 pandemics should help guide the response to the current outbreak of monkeypox, National Institutes of Health experts write in an editorial published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of […]

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Compassionate Use of Tecovirimat for the Treatment of Monkeypox Infection

Monkeypox is a zoonotic orthopoxvirus in the same genus as variola (the causative agent of smallpox).1 A recent global outbreak has led to more than more than 39 000 cases reported as of August 18, 2022.2 Monkeypox is typically self-limited with symptoms generally lasting between 2 and 4 weeks in prior outbreaks. Hospitalization […]

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Monkeypox Virus Infection in Humans
across 16 Countries — April–June 2022

BACKGROUND Before April 2022, monkeypox virus infection in humans was seldom reported outside African regions where it is endemic. Currently, cases are occurring worldwide. Transmission, risk factors, clinical presentation, and outcomes of infection are poorly defined. METHODS We formed an international collaborative group of clinicians who contributed to an international […]

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