Monkeypox: 5 Things You Should Know Now

By Ifeanyi Nsofor — The World Health Organization recently declared monkeypox outbreak as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). This declaration should spur international collaborations and actions to respond to this current global outbreak of monkeypox, which has more than 25,000 cases across 83 countries (76 that not historically reported monkeypox), with several deaths reported. Monkeypox …

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Why you’ve never heard of this common disease

By Scidev Net — Female genital schistosomiasis – FGS – affects an estimated 56 million women in Sub-Saharan Africa. But not much is known about how this debilitating condition affects women in Sub-Saharan Africa, despite its prevalence. As FGS symptoms mirror many sexually transmitted diseases, it is often misdiagnosed. In this episode of Africa Science Focus, our …

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CLEARING THE WAY FOR SEA TURTLES

By David Vasquez — The murmur of waves mingled with the teenagers’ laughter as they set their pails down in the white coral sands of Diani Beach. Kevin Lunzalu was satisfied with the contents of each brightly colored bucket—plastic bottles and debris, which unfortunately adorn this coastal area. Diani Beach is one of Kenya’s most …

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