Monkeypox: no extra vaccines
The European Fee introduced on Wednesday September 7 the acquisition of 170,920 further doses of the monkeypox vaccine from the Danish pharmaceutical firm Bavarian Nordic, for supply “by the tip of the 12 months”, bringing to some 334 540 the variety of doses bought by the EU, says AFP. “Vaccines already bought will proceed to be delivered over the approaching weeks and months to member states, in addition to Norway and Iceland,” a set of nations the place 18,463 instances of monkeypox had been reported. registered on September 1, stated the European govt in a press launch. To those vaccines bought and distributed by the EU, by way of its company answerable for well being emergencies Hera, are added the doses ordered instantly by the Member States. “The variety of instances has decreased within the EU in latest weeks, however the menace has not handed, and we can not let our guard down,” stated Well being Commissioner Stella Kyriakides, promising that Brussels “will present member states with all of the help they want”. In keeping with the World Well being Group (WHO) dashboard which lists all confirmed instances, as of August 31 there have been 50,496 instances and 16 deaths recorded in 101 international locations and territories. The WHO triggered its highest degree of alert on July 24 in an try to forestall the epidemic from escalating even additional and taking maintain.