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How worried should we be about Monkey Pox?



Monkey Pox, a rare disease, is currently being investigated in a number of European countries, the UK, the US, Canada and Australia but just how dangerous is it?

Over the past few weeks, there have been more than 1700 cases in the UK.

But experts say infections are mild and the disease does not pose a high risk to the public.

Monkeypox is caused by the monkeypox virus a member of the same family of diseases as smallpox.

It has generally occurred in remote areas of central and west African countries that are in close proximity to tropical rainforests.

And it’s known to have two strains.

The unusual number of people testing positive for the virus around the world, who’ve not travelled to countries it’s generally seen in, means the virus is spreading.

Here’s how you catch monkeypox

Most cases of the virus are mild and clear up on their own within weeks.

but there have been reports of more severe cases resulting in deaths in West Africa.

There are also vaccines for the virus.

We are all coming out of a pandemic, and don’t wish to go into more lockdowns.

And with monkey-pox, we should listen to the experts, as investigations about the disease are continuing.

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Hurricane Ian could be Florida’s deadliest storm



Hurricane Ian could be Florida’s deadliest storm as it continues north towards South Carolina

U.S. President Joe Biden says Hurricane Ian could be the deadliest storm in the region’s history, with early reports suggesting substantial loss of life.

Biden spoke at an afternoon briefing at the headquarters of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema).

Ian made landfall on Wednesday local time near the city of Fort Myers. It has led to severe flooding, high winds and storm surges.

Several areas remain submerged, and more than 2.5 million homes are without power.

Many residents are trapped in their homes and unable to escape. Search and rescue teams are working around the clock to provide assistance where they can.

5,000 Florida National Guard troops and 2,000 Guardsman from surrounding states have been deployed.

Eight teams with 800 members are carrying out search and rescue operations.

More than 200 public shelters have now been opened, housing around 34,000 people.

The National Hurricane Centre has downgraded Ian to a tropical storm for now but warns it will likely become a hurricane again later.

The entire coast of South Carolina is just the latest region to be placed on high alert as the storm continues north on its path of destruction.

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Finland slams its borders shut on Russia



Finland will officially closed its border to Russian tourists, marking the last of Moscow’s E-U neighbours to do so.

Finland will close its border with Russia as Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania also closed theirs.

The Finnish government made the decision following Vladimir Putin’s decision to call-up of 300,000 military reservists.

Queue’s at Russia’s border crossings with E-U nations were stretching for kilometres as people attempted to flee the country.

The closure of the border only applies to tourists – and Russians who are visiting family or travelling for work or study will still be granted entry.

The Finnish Foreign Minister stated that the decision was a difficult one to make, but ultimately it was in the best interest of the country.

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Queen’s death certificate has been released



Queen Elizabeth II’s death certificate has been released, and reveals Her Majesty died of old age.

The document, signed by Queen’s daughter Princess Anne, says Queen Elizabeth II passed away peacefully at 3:10 p.m. on September 8.

The 96 year old was surrounded by family at Balmoral Castle in Scotland as she took her final breaths.

Now laid to rest in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, Queen Elizabeth II’s period of national mourning has concluded.

When she was alive there was a curtain of privacy around the Queen’s health, and in her death there remains some restraint.

Her cause of death is recorded as “old age”, without any further details.

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