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Experts divided about quarantining pets exposed to monkeypox in Spain

Spanish News Today 26 May 2022
While the ECDC insists that the chance of this is “very low,” animals like rodents and squirrels have already been identified as carriers of the virus in Africa, and it recommends that suspected pets be tested for the virus and quarantined until the symptoms disappear.
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Now monkeypox hits Wales! Nation logs its first case as UK's outbreak keeps growing

The Daily Mail 26 May 2022
Wales today logged its first case of monkeypox as the UK's outbreak of the tropical disease normally found only in Africa continues to grow ... Health chiefs have warned monkeypox, a virus endemic in parts of Africa and is known for its rare and unusual rashes, bumps and lesions, could also spread to some pets and become endemic in Europe.
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Global monkeypox outbreak was 'waiting to happen': Waning immunity from smallpox vaccination drives discontinued in ...

The Daily Mail 25 May 2022
Nineteen countries have detected cases in the past month, which has sparked alarm because infections usually only occur in west and central Africa ... Health chiefs have warned monkeypox, a virus endemic in parts of Africa and is known for its rare and unusual rashes, bumps and lesions, could also spread to some pets and become endemic in Europe.
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England records SEVEN more cases of monkeypox bringing the UK total to 78

The Daily Mail 25 May 2022
Infections are usually only detected sporadically outside of west and central Africa, where the virus is endemic in animals ... Health chiefs have warned monkeypox, a virus endemic in parts of Africa and is known for its rare and unusual rashes, bumps and lesions, could also spread to some pets and become endemic in Europe.
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Monkeypox could become endemic in Europe if it spreads to PETS: Health chiefs make stark ...

The Daily Mail 24 May 2022
Monkeypox could spread to pets and wildlife and become endemic in Europe, health officials warned yesterday ... Health chiefs have warned monkeypox, a virus endemic in parts of Africa and is known for its rare and unusual rashes, bumps and lesions, could also spread to some pets and become endemic in Europe.
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Trophy hunting ISN'T the way to save species... it's nothing but blood money: After one ...

The Daily Mail 24 May 2022
Earlier this month, journalist Graham Boynton wrote a thought-provoking piece for the Daily Mail on the heated issue of trophy hunting in Africa ... 'In their infinite wisdom they have decided that a ban on the import of hunting trophies will help save Africa's wildlife,' Mr Boynton wrote sarcastically.
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What is monkeypox and how can it be treated?

Al Jazeera 24 May 2022
Monkeypox is caused by a virus endemic to tropical parts of Africa ... The first outbreak outside of Africa occurred in 2003 affecting people in the US; it was linked to infected pet prairie dogs that had been imported from Ghana and housed with infected rodents ... This outbreak certainly feels different to previous outbreaks outside of Africa.
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Hot new conspiracy theory in China: The U.S. leaked the monkeypox

Hot Air 24 May 2022
The less exciting but more probable theory is that the virus is a bit more transmissible inherently than scientists had known, having seen it previously only in less populous areas in Africa ... In 2003, animals imported from Africa spread monkeypox to prairie dogs inside a pet store and the prairie dogs ultimately infected 47 people.
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Monkeypox IS containable: WHO issues rallying cry as officials beg countries not to take 'eye ...

The Daily Mail 23 May 2022
Until this worldwide outbreak, the rash-causing virus had only been detected in four countries outside of western or central Africa ... Monkeypox is usually only spotted within Africa, but 16 countries — including the US, France and Spain — have all now detected the virus this month ... Cases were reported in both humans and pet prairie dogs.
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Concern over Monkeypox Grows in Hungary as Virus Appears in Neighboring Austria

Hungary Today 23 May 2022
Monkeypox, originally “native” to Africa, has already appeared in neighboring Austria ... In contrast, only one of the current patients is known to have previously been in Africa ... For travelers to Africa, J�nos Szl�vik advised against petting animals, as they are the most common source of infection.
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Europe's red alert for monkeypox: EU health chiefs tell nations to prepare vaccination strategies amid ...

The Daily Mail 23 May 2022
A Monkeypox outbreak occurred in the US after rodents were imported from Africa. Cases were reported in both humans and pet prairie dogs. All the human infections followed contact with an infected pet and all patients recovered ... There had previously been only seven cases in the UK since 2018, all related to travel from Africa.
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Speaking of Science: Why now? A look at the timing of the monkeypox outbreak and ...

Elko Daily Free Press 23 May 2022
Monkeypox was first identified in Africa and has caused sporadic outbreaks there for the last 50 years ... In fact, a previous US outbreak of monkeypox in 2003 was caused by human contact with prairie dogs that were infected by small mammals imported from Africa as part of the pet trade.
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Monkeypox Is Spreading — Better Mask Up

WhoWhatWhy 23 May 2022
More than 450 cases have reemerged in Nigeria after 40 years with no reported cases, and, in the UK and France, dozens have been infected — with no travel links to Africa ... Soon after, he was in the hospital with something called monkeypox, a disease commonly found in central and western Africa.
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Over 100 Monkeypox Infections Detected in 10 Countries as Unprecedented Outbreak Spreads Globally

GlobalResearch 23 May 2022
An unprecedented outbreak of monkeypox virus has officially spread to 10 countries outside of Africa, with 107 confirmed or suspected cases reported as of this writing, in the United Kingdom (9 cases), Portugal (34), Spain (32), France (1), Belgium (2), Sweden (1), Italy (3), Canada (22), the United States (2), and Australia (1).
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NHS only has room to treat up to FIFTY monkeypox patients at a time: Experts ...

The Daily Mail 23 May 2022
Twenty Britons have already been sickened with the tropical virus, which is usually only detected in Africa ... A Monkeypox outbreak occurred in the US after rodents were imported from Africa. Cases were reported in both humans and pet prairie dogs. All the human infections followed contact with an infected pet and all patients recovered.

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