dangerous strain gains ability to spread through sex, new data suggest

Monkeypox virus particles (artificially coloured).Credit: UK Health Security Agency/Science Photo Library A virulent strain of the monkeypox virus has gained the ability to spread through sexual contact, new data suggest. This has alarmed researchers, who fear a reprise of the worldwide mpox outbreak in 2022. Evidence from past outbreaks indicates that this strain, called clade … Read more

COVID protections eliminated a strain of flu

Hello Nature readers, would you like to get this Briefing in your inbox free every day? Sign up here. The Nigerian health ministry has been told to investigate reports of deaths in the northeastern state of Gombe (pictured).Credit: Tolu Owoeye/Shutterstock Nigeria’s National Assembly has instructed the country’s health ministry to investigate a “strange disease” said … Read more