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# monkeypox

Last month
January 2023
# Ukraine
Modular houses to come on stream as Cabinet briefed on refugee accommodation crisis
Many hotels currently under contract with the Department of Integration will revert to tourist trade in March and April.
# System Overload
Strength of gay community response to monkeypox was ‘key’ in controlling outbreak
After Covid, monkeypox was the first big test for Ireland’s public health system. How did we fare – and what can we learn?
Last year
2022
# mpox
WHO to rename monkeypox to 'mpox' to reduce prejudice and stigma
The World Health Organisation will phase out its use of the term monkeypox over the next year.
# Winter
Over 600k avail of flu vaccines as Covid cases dip
Meanwhile, the Department has purchased 15,000 monkeypox vaccines.
# monkeypox
All available appointment for monkeypox vaccine booked, hours after online registration opens
The HSE said it will be making further appointments available at the start of next month.
# vaccination centres
HSE to establish 11 monkeypox vaccination centres
The HSE told TDs and Senators that over 500 monkeypox vaccines have been administered so far.
# Virus
China official tells public to avoid contact with people from abroad after first monkeypox case
China recorded an infection on Friday in a person who had recently arrived from overseas and is in quarantine.
# West Africa
New monkeypox strain identified in UK, health officials say risk to public is 'very low'
Contact tracing is being conducted to establish if there are any further linked cases.
Voices
Opinion: Lack of clarity around monkeypox vaccination specifics is likely to add to confusion
Dr John Gilmore and Dr Chris Noone write that the Government must ensure that those most at risk from the virus receive adequate support.
# Health
Monkeypox cases rise to 126 as new advice on vaccines could increase doses fivefold
14 cases have been confirmed since the previous weekly report.
# Threats
Gardaí monitoring safety of Irish politicians amidst resurgence of violent rhetoric online
Gardaí are aware of several people involved in spreading hateful messages and veiled threats.
# Vaccines
Donnelly announces monkeypox advisory group headed by CMO
Last month the World Health Organization announced that the outbreak is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
# Outbreak
Monkeypox: Around 600 people to receive vaccine during first phase of wider rollout
Services will contact this group in the coming days and the HSE aims to deliver two doses 28 days apart.
# monkeypox
'Not the only transmission route': Calling monkeypox an STI may create false sense of security
Speaking to The Explainer podcast, Dr Cillian de Gascun said it should not be overlooked that household contacts and healthcare workers are also at risk.
# Welfare
Employees who are forced to self-isolate due to monkeypox advised to apply for Illness Benefit
Financial supports may available to those who contract the virus.
# the explainer
The Explainer: What's being done to stop the spread of monkeypox?
Over 100 cases have now been reported in Ireland.
# monkeypox
Number of Irish monkeypox cases rises to 101
This is an increase of four cases from Wednesday 3 August.
# debunked
Debunked: No, The Journal didn't report a man's death from monkeypox after his 'parachute failed'
An image featuring The Journal’s logo has been manipulated.
# debunked
Debunked: No, The Journal did not report that monkeypox lives on toilets for 120 years
The article has been photoshopped and the claim is fake.
# monkeypox
Government called on to implement 'robust strategy' to tackle monkeypox
“As cases slowly climb,” Senator Jerry Buttimer says “it is crucial that we are preventative in our actions”.
# monkeypox
Number of monkeypox cases in UK beginning to plateau, figures suggest
There have been 2,859 cases of the illness recorded in the UK so far, the UK Health Security Agency said.
# monkeypox
Vaccination advice for groups most at risk of monkeypox to be issued soon
It follows calls to speed up the rollout of the vaccine to at-risk groups.
# Emergency
US declares public health emergency over monkeypox outbreak
The White House said it has made more than 1.1 million doses of vaccine available.
# monkeypox
Number of monkeypox cases in Ireland rises to 97
Most cases here are not linked to travel from countries where the virus is endemic.
# monkeypox
California governor declares monkeypox state of emergency
The World Health Organization recently declared monkeypox a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
# Outbreak
Spain reports second monkeypox-linked death
It is not confirmed if the deaths were actually caused by monkeypox, with autopsies still ongoing.
# monkeypox
Monkeypox: Shame and stigma will prolong outbreak, campaigners say
An advocacy group for gay and bisexual men has urged the government to secure enough vaccines for those who are vulnerable.
# monkeypox
Monkeypox vaccine supplies in Ireland 'low and limited', says HSE
An additional 16 cases of the virus were confirmed here in the past week.
A smallpox vaccine approved for use against monkeypox is to be rolled out to groups most at risk of infection
The HSE and other stakeholders will now decide how to identify those most at risk
The WHO has been asked to rename the virus due to concerns that stigma and shame will prevent people from seeking treatment
# monkeypox
Monkeypox: Use of smallpox vaccine to be extended to groups at high risk of exposure
The current outbreak of the virus was deemed a public health emergency by the WHO over the weekend.
# monkeypox
EU approves smallpox vaccine for use against monkeypox
Imvanex has been approved in the EU since 2013 for the prevention of smallpox.
# global health emergency
Monkeypox: how a global health emergency is decided
The WHO has declared the surge in monkeypox to be a PHEIC, but what is a PHEIC?
# monkeypox
Monkeypox declared global health emergency by World Health Organization
69 cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in Ireland so far.
# Outbreak
EU medicines agency recommends use of smallpox vaccine against monkeypox
Monkeypox resembles smallpox but is less dangerous and contagious.
# alarm bell
WHO to decide whether monkeypox is global health emergency
Nearly 14,000 cases have been reported from more than 70 countries
# Public Health
WHO to decide if monkeypox is a global emergency as Ireland records 10 more cases
The WHO decided in June against declaring such an emergency but will reconvene next week amid rising cases.
# Meeting
WHO to reconvene monkeypox emergency committee
There have been 39 monkeypox cases confirmed in Ireland so far.
# monkeypox
Ireland to receive more monkeypox vaccines
There have been 39 confirmed cases of monkeypox in Ireland.
# monkeypox
Monkeypox spread already an emergency, say African officials
Countries in Africa have reported more than 1,800 suspected cases so far this year including more than 70 deaths.
# monkeypox
WHO calls for 'urgent' action in Europe over monkeypox
Some 39 cases of the virus have been confirmed in Ireland.
# monkeypox
EU reviewing smallpox vaccine for use against monkeypox
Monkeypox is related to smallpox, but has far less severe symptoms.