WHO: “Several children already infected” with Monkeypox

Just two days after deciding that the international Monkeypox outbreak wasn’t sufficiently serious enough to warrant designating it a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, the WHO are already backtracking....More...

Preprint: BA.2.12.1, BA.4, and BA.5 substantially escape neutralizing antibodies

These data show that the BA.2.12.1, BA.4, and BA.5 subvariants substantially escape neutralizing antibodies induced by both vaccination and infection....More...

Preprint: Monkeypox has far more mutations than expected

“Researchers found the current Monkeypox strain diverges from the original strain by 50 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), and several mutations made the virus more transmissible.”...More...

France: BA.5 at 41% of sequences in week 24, 2022

“Progressive replacement of BA.2 by BA.5 with a strong increase in detection (41%), increased presence of the mutation at position L452 in screening (64% in week 24 vs 47% in week 23), linked to the increase of certain Omicron sub-lineages including BA.4 and BA.5.”...More...

Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 infection with Tremor, Ataxia and Cognitive Deficit – PASC-TAC

“A notable neurologic phenotype of PASC with a characteristic combination of tremor, ataxia, and cognitive deficits (PASC-TAC) was observed in ~7% of participants without a prior neurologic history of these symptoms....More...