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Monkey pox: profile, transmission, protection... what new studies on the virus tell us

Monkey pox: profile, transmission, protection… what new studies on the virus tell us

the essential Studies on monkeypox are increasing and knowledge of its mode of transmission is becoming clearer. A latest study conducted by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the virus could survive up to 15 days on contaminated surfaces. The monkeypox epidemic is spreading, on August 11, 2,673 cases of …

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Monkey pox: can the virus be caught in restaurants?

Monkey pox: can the virus be caught in restaurants?

On June 24, ANSES published a report on certain modes of transmission of monkeypox. According to the agency, a lack of precaution can lead to theoretical contamination in eating places. Explanations. Should restaurateurs be extra vigilant? According to a report published on June 24 by ANSES, the National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health …

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"Danger": progress in the fight against AIDS slowed by global crises

“Danger”: progress in the fight against AIDS slowed by global crises

The Covid-19 pandemic and other current global crises have had the effect of hampering progress made in the fight against AIDS, UNAIDS warned on Wednesday in its annual report, entitled “danger”. While new HIV infections worldwide continued to decline last year (by 3.6% compared to 2020), it was the smallest reduction since 2016. “Over the …

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WHO to decide whether monkeypox deserves maximum alert level

WHO to decide whether monkeypox deserves maximum alert level

The World Health Organization convenes its Expert Committee on Monkeypox on Thursday to determine whether the current surge in cases constitutes a public health emergency of international concern, its highest level of alert. This Emergency Committee will be responsible for evaluating the epidemiological indicators, while the situation has worsened in recent weeks with now more …

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Il existe des différences entre la réponse immunitaire des hommes et des femmes face à la Covid-19. © Drobot Dean, Adobe Stock

Covid-19: the immune differences between men and women deciphered

Researchers from Inserm, CNRS, Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier University and Toulouse University Hospital have looked into the cellular origin of IFN-α production and the reasons for its higher production. in women than in men. Their results published in eBioMedicine show that this immune advantage is maintained with advancing age and define two specific types …

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