SME Times is powered by   
Search News
Just in:   • Adani Group to invest Rs 57,575 crore in Odisha  • 'Dollar Distancing' finally happening? Time for India to pitch Rupee as credible alternative: SBI Ecowrap  • 49% Indian startups now from tier 2, 3 cities: Jitendra Singh  • 'India ranks 3rd in global startup ecosystem & number of unicorns'  • LinkedIn lays off entire global events marketing team: Report 
Last updated: 05 Aug, 2022  

Australia.9.Thmb.jpg Aussie state ready to rollout monkeypox vax

australia.flag.jpg
   Top Stories
» 49% Indian startups now from tier 2, 3 cities: Jitendra Singh
» 'India ranks 3rd in global startup ecosystem & number of unicorns'
» Tripura exported over 9K tonnes of pineapples in 2 years
» CPI inflation eases to 6.71% in July, IIP falls to 12.3%
» Rupee depreciates 12 paise to close at 79.64 against US dollar
IANS | 05 Aug, 2022
Health authorities in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) will begin the nation's first rollout of monkeypox vaccination on August 8 amid a spike in the number of cases.

As of Friday, Australia had 58 confirmed monkeypox cases, 56 of whom caught the virus overseas, and 33 were registered in NSW, reports Xinhua news agency.

In response to the escalating crisis, NSW Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant said people in high-risk groups, including gay and bisexual men, sex workers and those who are HIV-positive, would be eligible for the first 5,500 doses.

Those doses are among a shipment of 22,000 due to arrive in Australia in the coming days with another 30,000 allocated for NSW next month and then hundreds of thousands more next year.

The federal government has ordered 450,000 doses, which are based on a smallpox vaccine, from the Danish pharmaceutical company Bavarian Nordic.

Australian Health Minister Mark Butler said the country had responded early to the outbreak, by securing vaccines "in a time of limited supply and significant global demand".

"This is an important step towards minimizing the risk and impact of any further monkeypox outbreaks in Australia," he said.

Chant, however, has warned that the vaccines, although important for controlling the disease's spread, do not "provide complete protection from the virus".

"We urge people to look out for symptoms, especially those who have recently travelled overseas in Britain, Europe and North America."

Those symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, sweats and chills, coughing and sore throat.

The disease, which usually lasts from two to four weeks, also often causes a painful rash that looks like blisters or pimples with the lesions evolving through stages before falling off.

 
Print the Page
Add to Favorite
 
Share this on :
 

Please comment on this story:
 
Subject :
Message:
(Maximum 1500 characters)  Characters left 1500
Your name:
 

 
  Customs Exchange Rates
Currency Import Export
US Dollar
66.20
64.50
UK Pound
87.50
84.65
Euro
78.25
75.65
Japanese Yen 58.85 56.85
As on 13 Aug, 2022
  Daily Poll
COVID-19 has directly affected your business
 Yes
 No
 Can't say
  Commented Stories
» GIC Re's revenue from obligatory cession threatened(1)
 
 
About Us  |   Advertise with Us  
  Useful Links  |   Terms and Conditions  |   Disclaimer  |   Contact Us  
Follow Us : Facebook Twitter