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Sep 20, 2018

Sep 20, 2018
Healthcare worker with gloves and mask

UK monkeypox case exposed health workers, officials say

Some health workers were not wearing adequate personal protective equipment, the report says.

Sep 10, 2018

Sep 10, 2018
Monkeypox

UK reports its first case of monkeypox

The patient is a Nigeria resident who likely contracted the infection there before traveling to the United Kingdom.

Jan 23, 2018

Jan 23, 2018
High-tech lab worker

Step-by-step horsepox study stokes dual-use controversy

Some experts say that offering a manual for re-creating an orthopoxvirus is inherently dangerous.

Oct 30, 2017

Oct 30, 2017

Monkeypox confirmed in 6 more Nigerian patients

The outbreak has now become Nigeria's largest ever, with 9 confirmed cases.

Oct 16, 2017

Oct 16, 2017
Smallpox vaccine

Three cases of monkeypox confirmed in Nigeria

The positive results shed light on what could be one of the largest monkeypox outbreaks in Africa.

Aug 28, 2017

Aug 28, 2017
Vaccine vial

Feds seize vaccinia virus vaccine used in 'stem cell' centers

Marshals sieze 5 vials of vaccinia virus vaccine, reserved only for those at high risk of smallpox.

Jul 10, 2017

Jul 10, 2017
Old smallpox vaccine

Panel's smallpox sample probe yields policy recommendations, lingering questions

Panel finds overall response was thorough, but notes policy gaps and some missteps after the samples were found.

Jul 07, 2017

Jul 07, 2017
Smallpox

Canadian group creates poxvirus, prompting dual-use discussion

Though the technology isn't likely within reach of do-it-yourselfers, it could already be in use by rogue governments, experts say.

Aug 22, 2016

Aug 22, 2016
DA Henderson

Infectious disease field loses 'commander-in-chief' D.A. Henderson

Besides leading smallpox eradication, Henderson is also known for his role in shaping public health education and for instilling passion for solving infectious disease problems.

Apr 30, 2015

Apr 30, 2015
Vaccinia lesion

CDC reports rare vaccinia infection in vaccinated lab worker

The lab worker was infected after a needlestick injury, despite receiving the vaccine 10 months prior.

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