UK monkeypox situation ‘very positive’ as cases continue to fall, expert says

T he UK monkeypox situation is looking “very positive” as cases continue to fall, according to one of the country’s leading infectious disease experts. Professor Neil Ferguson said vaccination and behavioral changes were probably responsible for the decline in infections. He told the BBC: “We’re not entirely sure why exactly. Vaccination started to be implemented, … Read more

73 dead in migrant shipwreck off Syria after leaving Lebanon

DAMASCUS (AP) — At least 73 migrants drowned when a boat they boarded in Lebanon capsized off the coast of Syria, the Syrian health minister said Friday, the deadliest shipwreck in Lebanon in recent years. Lebanon, which since 2019 has been mired in a financial crisis described by the World Bank as one of the … Read more