Vaccine results raise hopes of mass deployment

The Oxford R21/Matrix-M vaccine maintains a high level of protection of around 70-80% after a single booster dose. A booster dose of a new malaria vaccine maintains a high level of protection against the disease, researchers assured Thursday (8). Developed by Oxford University scientists, this vaccine could represent a game-changer in the fight against the … Read more

Syrups containing pholcodine may no longer be authorized in France

The marketing authorizations for cough syrups containing pholcodine could be delayed in France in the face of a “significant risk» Allergy during anesthesia. The marketing authorizations for cough syrups containing pholcodine could be delayed in France in the face of a “significant risk“Severe allergy to muscle relaxants during anesthesia, announced Monday, August 29, the National … Read more

first affected the Île-de-France region

More than 1,300 cases have been reported in Île-de-France, where more than 8,000 vaccinations have already been carried out, ie 70% of the vaccinations in France. With more than 1,300 reported cases in Île-de-France, including 15 female and 4 pediatric (including one under investigation), the Île-de-France region is particularly affected by the monkeypox epidemic, emphasizes … Read more

According to a study, taste and smell remain permanently impaired in 5% of patients

According to the study by British Medical JournalSix months after being infected, 2% of patients say they have not regained their sense of taste and 4% their sense of smell. About 5% of people with Covid-19 suffer from a permanent impairment of their sense of smell or taste, estimates a large study published Thursday July … Read more

Inter-LGBT lashes out at government’s “lack of preparedness”.

France has 1,567 confirmed cases of monkeypox, up from 912 a week earlier, according to the latest Public Health France report prepared on Thursday. The Inter-LGBT”rebels“Monday, July 25”in the face of government inaction, unwillingness and lack of transparencyin relation to the monkeypox epidemic referring to “difficulties in making an appointment» for a vaccination and «insufficient … Read more

The majority of recent cases of monkeypox are sexually transmitted

According to the new study by New England Journal of Medicine Conducted in 16 countries, 95% of infections result from sexual contact. The vast majority of recent cases of monkeypox were transmitted through sexual contact, according to the largest study to date, which also shows that the vast majority of those affected were gay men. … Read more

the second warning extended to pregnant women and persons at risk

On the advice of scientific authorities, the government is extending the administration of a second booster dose in an “epidemiological context that remains of concern”. The government has decided to extend the administration of a second booster dose of the anti-Covid vaccine to pregnant women to those under the age of danger» and to … Read more

first two confirmed cases in Ghana

By Clara Hidalgo Posted 4 hours ago, To update just now A WHO doctor takes a sample from a patient in Kingguangua, Democratic Republic of the Congo, on April 6. CHRISTOPHER BLACK / WER / AFP This is the first time this hemorrhagic fever, as deadly as Ebola, has been recorded in the country. 98 … Read more

Authorities calm down despite criticism about vaccination

In France, some vaccination centers have been active for several days, others will open from this week and in the coming weeks. The Directorate General for Health (DGS) recognized on Tuesday 12 July “time limit“for vaccination against monkeypox, which the authorities have decided to offer preventively to the most exposed groups, especially homosexuals, but assures … Read more

What do we know about the new variants responsible for the resumption of the epidemic?

FOCUS- They originate from South Africa and are derivatives of Omicron named BA.4 and BA.5. “pollution increases, confirmed Olivia Grégoire, government spokeswoman, on June 23 on France Info. We are alert and vigilant.” The day before Emmanuel Macron said “do not rule out new emergency response measures to the epidemic‘, while the validity of the … Read more