Latest Smallpox News

US warns monkeypox could mutate to resist antiviral drug

Sep. 15, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are warning against overuse of the lone drug available to treat monkeypox, saying that even a small mutation in the virus could render the pills ineffective. The Food and Drug Administration updated its guidance this week for Tpoxx, which has...

Egypt latest in Mideast to detect 1st case of monkeypox

Sep. 08, 2022 09:42 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's health authorities have detected the country’s first case of monkeypox in a 42-year-old man who frequently travels to Europe. Authorities said the man is stable and has been isolated at a special hospital. Egypt is the latest in the Middle East to join...

EU regulator OKs plan to increase monkeypox vaccine supplies

Aug. 19, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A smaller dose of the monkeypox vaccine appears to still be effective and can be used to stretch the current supply by five times, the European Medicines Agency said Friday, echoing a recommendation made earlier this month by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The...

US will stretch monkeypox vaccine supply with smaller doses

Aug. 09, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials on Tuesday authorized a plan to stretch the nation’s limited supply of monkeypox vaccine by giving people just one-fifth the usual dose, citing research suggesting that the reduced amount is about as effective. The so-called dose-sparing...

EU drug regulator recommends clearing vaccine for monkeypox

Jul. 22, 2022 07:58 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The European Medicines Agency said Friday that the smallpox vaccine made by Bavarian Nordic should also be authorized against monkeypox, as the outbreak of the once-rare disease continues to sicken people across the continent. The European Union drug regulator said...