Thursday, 29 September, 2022

Topic: monkeypox

Why treating monkeypox like STI adds less to prevention, more to stigma

A close relative of the variola virus, monkeypox can spread through skin-to-skin contact and sexual intercourse. It’s not an STI, only behaving like one.

5th monkeypox case in Delhi, woman with recent travel history to Nigeria tests positive

The 22-year-old African woman is the second woman in the national capital to contract the infection.

31-year-old Nigerian woman tests positive for monkeypox, 4th such case in Delhi

As the first woman in India to test positive for the infection, this brings India's tally of monkeypox cases to nine.

‘Too little, too late’: Activists say WHO clarification on monkeypox and gay sex isn’t enough

WHO chief said last week that men who have sex with multiple male partners are more vulnerable. The organisation later clarified that risk of monkeypox isn't limited to gay men.

2 fresh monkeypox cases reported in India Tuesday, total cases 8

Kerala clocked its 5th case, a man who came back from UAE; Delhi reported its 3rd, a foreign national with no travel history.

Bengaluru to screen passengers at airport, bus and railways stations to check for monkeypox

The Karnataka health department has issued a set of guidelines to district administrations to be alert, and prepared.

2nd case of monkeypox in Delhi as Nigerian man tests positive, 6th countrywide

The Nigerian national is admitted to the Delhi government-run LNJP Hospital while his samples were sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune.

Monkeypox spreads with close physical contact, not limited to gay sex, clarifies WHO

In an earlier statement, WHO said a few cases were reported in clinics located in LGBTQ communities, triggering panic.

Samples from deceased Kerala man, who returned from UAE, test positive for monkeypox

The patient was young, did not suffer from any other illness or health problems. The health department is looking into the cause of his death, Health Minister Veena Gorge said.

Monkeypox strain detected in India not linked to European outbreak, suggests ICMR data

Data shows that the ‘A.2’ variant recognised in India may have been silently circulating worldwide for a while & is only now being detected due to the European monkeypox outbreak.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Yogendra Yadav at the Bharat Jodo Yatra | YogendraYadav/Facebook

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.


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Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
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AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.