Monkeypox in Australia: what is it and how can we prevent the spread?
Two cases of monkeypox have been detected in Australia, following reported cases in several European countries. Both are in men just returned from Europe. Health authorities have said the cases are not a cause for panic, but to remain vigilant for symptoms if you have just returned from overseas.
Monkeypox is not a global emergency for now, says WHO. 3 things we need to know next about how it’s mutating and spreading
The World Health Organization (WHO) has decided not to declare monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern. This may change in the future. However, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he was “deeply concerned” about the evolving threat of monkeypox, which he said had reached more than 50 countries. There have been more than 4,100 confirmed cases globally, including at least 13 […]
Australia secures 450,000 new monkeypox vaccines. What are they and who can have them?
Health Minister Mark Butler today announced Australia had secured 450,000 doses of a third-generation monkeypox vaccine, 22,000 of which will arrive later this week. There are now 58 people with the virus in Australia.
Getting vaccinated is the act of love needed right now to support the survival of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples during the pandemic
Redfern’s Community Chaplain Pastor Ray Minniecon, recently made a compelling video urging people to get the COVID-19 vaccination. Pastor Minniecon regarded the simple act of becoming vaccinated as an act of love for family and community, encouraging all to get vaccinated as quickly as possible.