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Presumptive case of monkeypox probed in South Florida

May. 22, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A “presumptive" case of monkeypox is being investigated in South Florida, state health officials said Sunday. Health officials in Broward County and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating the case which appears to be related...

Israel reports first case of monkeypox, suspects others

May. 22, 2022 02:01 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli authorities say they have detected the country's first case of monkeypox in a man who returned from abroad and were looking into other suspected cases. Israel's Health Ministry said late Saturday the man was in a Tel Aviv hospital in good condition....

New York officials investigate case of suspected monkeypox

May. 21, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York health officials are investigating a potential case of monkeypox after a patient tested positive for the family of viruses associated with the rare illness, state health officials announced late Friday. The unidentified patient is isolating and...

EXPLAINER: What is monkeypox and where is it spreading?

May. 19, 2022 22:30 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — European and American health authorities have identified a number of monkeypox cases in recent days, mostly in young men. It's a surprising outbreak of a disease that rarely appears outside Africa. Health officials around the world are keeping watch for more cases...

Potential case of monkeypox investigated in NYC

May. 19, 2022 21:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City public health officials said Thursday they're investigating a potential case of monkeypox, a rare virus rarely seen outside of Africa that can cause flu-like symptoms. The possible infection in New York comes as European and U.S. officials have...

Program helps Congo families protect endangered gorillas

Apr. 22, 2022 09:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Decades of conservation efforts have stabilized the population of endangered mountain gorillas in eastern Africa. But the number of Grauer’s gorillas — a less furry, lower elevation-dwelling animal — has declined, largely due to habitat loss and hunting. On...

Emory University to drop names of 2 men, citing their pasts

Apr. 21, 2022 18:00 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Emory University in Atlanta will remove the names of a former psychologist and a former U.S. Supreme Court justice from campus institutions and professorships. President Gregory Fenves announced the changes on Thursday. They follow his decision to convene a committee...

Feds: Primates frostbit in North Carolina lose tips of tails

Apr. 15, 2022 08:49 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Three primates suffered frostbite while enduring subfreezing conditions this year at an exotic animal farm operated by a North Carolina county commissioner that has been repeatedly cited by federal inspectors. The latest citations, involving a black and...

Celebrities: Monkeys near Florida airport delight visitors

Mar. 30, 2022 10:19 AM EDT

DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As departing jetliners roared overhead, an aging vervet monkey moped on a mangrove branch one recent afternoon in the woods he inhabits near a South Florida airport, his ego bruised. Mikey, as he is called by his human observers, has long been the...

Florida 'Monkey Whisperer' guilty of illegal wildlife trade

Mar. 02, 2022 17:41 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who went by the nickname “the Monkey Whisperer” pleaded guilty Wednesday to illegally transporting and selling primates, including a species considered endangered. Jimmy Wayne Hammonds, 57, of Parrish, pleaded guilty in Tampa federal court to...