Infectious diseases

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Monkeypox may have been circulating in UK for years, scientists say
UK confirmed cases in outbreak rise to 78, and experts say virus may have been spreading unseen for some time

Ian Sample Science editor

25, May, 2022 @4:34 PM

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Monkeypox isn’t the disease we should be worried about | John Vidal
Climate change is likely to exacerbate the rapid spread of viruses and pathogens, says John Vidal, former Guardian environment editor

John Vidal

25, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Monkeypox outbreak was waiting to happen, say scientists
Proportion of people protected has fallen substantially in decades since smallpox vaccination ended

Ian Sample and Nicola Davis

24, May, 2022 @10:30 PM

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All Australians should be offered free flu vaccines to prevent ‘disaster’, experts say
Influenza cases rise amid ongoing high Covid infections and hospital pressure sparking calls to increase vaccination rates

Caitlin Cassidy

24, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Are UK coronavirus cases actually going down or are they just harder to count?
When the government ended free tests, daily case numbers became less reliable. What else can we look at?

Anna Leach

24, May, 2022 @12:11 PM

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Tuesday briefing: Everything you need to know about monkeypox
In today’s newsletter: rising cases of an infectious disease will naturally cause alarm – but Guardian science editor Ian Sample tells Nimo Omer why we shouldn’t be too concerned

Nimo Omer

24, May, 2022 @5:56 AM

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Why are monkeypox cases suddenly emerging across the world and could the virus have mutated?
Data prior to current outbreaks suggested resurgence of the disease, with waning immunity from smallpox vaccination contributing to spread

Melissa Davey Medical editor

23, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Monkeypox cases in UK more than double to 57
Scotland confirms first case as health officials say outbreak is ‘significant and concerning’ but poses low risk

Ian Sample Science editor

23, May, 2022 @4:50 PM

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Covid can cause ongoing damage to heart, lungs and kidneys, study finds
One in eight Covid hospital patients have heart inflammation up to two months later, researchers find

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

23, May, 2022 @3:00 PM

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What is monkeypox and should you be worried?
With cases being identified around the world, experts are looking for the source of the infections and how it is being spread

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

23, May, 2022 @11:33 AM

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Hepatitis cases rising among children globally but cause remains a mystery
Researchers are investigating possible links to Covid-19, which has already been shown to cause liver problems in some patients

Melody Schreiber

23, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Our grief meant nothing to those in power as No 10 partied through the pandemic | Letters
Letters: Kept apart from their dying son during the Covid crisis, Sarah Isles and Andy Herring say Partygate has exposed the government’s contempt and cynicism. Naomi Browne finds some hope amid the grief she feels for her late father

Letters

22, May, 2022 @4:34 PM

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