The World Health Organization’s European chief said on May 20 he is concerned that the spread of monkeypox could accelerate in the region as people gather for parties and festivals over the summer months.

A man in Massachusetts became the first person reported to have a case of monkeypox in the United States since 2021. The man contracted monkeypox after traveling to Canada, although Quebec’s Ministry of Health and Social Services told CBC News that no cases had been reported to the agency. SIGA Technologies is prepared to provide treatment to those infected with monkeypox.

Covid-19 probably can be eradicated globally, just like polio, according to research just published in BMJ Global Health. That assumes, however, that a high rate of vaccination occurs globally and that there is a quick response to emerging variants.

After the July 4 holiday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has several items on the regulatory agency’s immediate calendar, including a couple target action dates and an advisory committee hearing.

According to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), there are 264 vaccines in development to prevent and treat diseases.

The U.S. FDA approved TPOXX (tecovirimat), the first drug with an indication for the treatment of smallpox.