Justin Bieber’s facial paralysis: What is Ramsay Hunt syndrome and is it linked to COVID vaccines?

A rare disorder called Ramsay Hunt syndrome has made headlines after pop singer Justin Bieber announced he had the condition and was forced to cancel his upcoming shows. Ramsay Hunt syndrome is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox and shingles, and can lead to facial paralysis. The 28-year-old Canadian superstar said in an … Read more

Monkeypox: What we know about the smallpox-like virus spreading in the UK, Portugal and Spain

Portuguese health authorities on Wednesday confirmed five cases of monkeypox – a rare viral infection related to smallpox – in young men, marking an unusual outbreak in Europe of a disease typically limited to Africa. Portugal’s General Directorate for Health added it was investigating another 15 suspected cases and that all were identified this month … Read more

Monkeypox: What we know about the smallpox-like virus spreading in the UK

Two more cases of monkeypox – a rare viral infection related to smallpox – have been confirmed in England, health authorities in the UK confirmed on Saturday. It comes after the first case was detected in a person who recently flew into the UK from Nigeria on May 7. The patient received specialist care in … Read more

Monkeypox: What we know about the smallpox-like virus detected in the UK

Health authorities in the UK have confirmed a case of monkeypox – a rare viral infection related to smallpox – in a person who recently flew in from Nigeria. The patient is receiving specialist care in an isolation unit at Guy’s and St Thomas’ infectious disease hospital unit in London, the UK Health Security Agency … Read more