Antiviral drug tecovirimat effective in treatment of monkeypox symptoms, find researchers

Posted on: August 30, 2022 at 12:22 pm, in

Using the antiviral tecovirimat to treat monkeypox skin lesions and symptoms appears to be both safe and effective, according to a UC Davis Health study. The study is one of the first to examine and report the effects of using this antiviral medicine to treat people suffering with monkeypox. The FDA has approved Tecovirimat (TPOXX) […]

Monkeypox: experts give virus variants new names

Posted on: August 13, 2022 at 1:37 pm, in
Monkeypox: experts give virus variants new names

As part of ongoing work to match the nomenclature of the monkeypox illness, virus, and variations—or clades—with contemporary best practises, a committee of international specialists brought together by WHO has decided on new names for monkeypox viral variants. Roman numerals will be used to identify the clades, the experts decided. Before the current recommended guidelines […]

Monkeypox: Health Ministry lists do’s and don’ts for the epidemic as India witnesses rise in cases

Posted on: August 5, 2022 at 5:51 pm, in

Monkeypox (MPX) was first found in 1958 in colonies of monkeys kept for research, hence getting its name ‘Monkeypox.’ As Monkeypox has become an epidemic, the union ministry of health, on Wednesday, issued dos and don’ts to prevent the spread, as cases in India rose to eight.During the ongoing monsoon session of the Rajya Sabha, […]