What is monkeypox and its signs and symptoms?

What is monkeypox and its signs and symptoms?

Monkeypox is mostly found in West and Central Africa, but additional cases have been seen in Europe, including the United Kingdom, and other parts of the world in recent years. Those cases are typically linked to international travel or imported animals infected with the pox, the CDC said. On Thursday, Spain confirmed seven cases of … Read more

Flu makes a late-season surge in Maine, Shah warns

Flu makes a late-season surge in Maine, Shah warns

Influenza cases are on the rise in Maine at a time of year when the seasonal illness is typically waning, the state’s top public health official warned Wednesday. Dr. Nirav D. Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said there were nine outbreaks of flu-like illnesses in the state in the … Read more

A CDC expert answers questions on monkeypox

A CDC expert answers questions on monkeypox

Monkeypox, a disease that rarely shows up outside a belt of countries across Central and West Africa, has exploded into the news recently, with cases reported in the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, the United States, Sweden, Italy, and likely Canada. At this point, the cases are mainly being detected by clinics that treat sexually transmitted … Read more