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As the world sees its deadliest day of the pandemic so far, China announces dates for a mission to arrive to probe origins of the virus.
UK vaccine advisors also recommend 12 week intervals between doses of both vaccines to protect more people with initial doses.
As cases soar in both the UK and South Africa, scientists are scrambling to detail variant virus characteristics.
Cases rose 41% in Africa last week, and transmission is widespread in 7 countries. Lesotho is the only nation that hasn't reported a case.
Niger has recorded a 12.6% case-fatality rate, which approaches Italy's 13.1%.
The WHO announces a large international clinical trial to test 5 treatments.
As concerns deepen about Iran, the WHO is in the process of sending a mission to the country, with UAE help.
Two other health workers may have had similar exposure after treating the UK's second monkeypox patient.
Some health workers were not wearing adequate personal protective equipment, the report says.
The patient is a Nigeria resident who likely contracted the infection there before traveling to the United Kingdom.
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