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A special ward for the isolation of suspected monkeypox cases, inside the Kasturba Hospital for Infectious Diseases in Mumbai, India, on May 24, 2022. Divyakant Solanki, EPA-EFE/file

Fact check: Misinformation abounds about monkeypox

A special ward for the isolation of suspected monkeypox cases, inside the Kasturba Hospital for Infectious Diseases in Mumbai, India, on May 24, 2022. Divyakant Solanki, EPA-EFE/file The recent emergence of hundreds of cases of monkeypox worldwide has already triggered a flood of misinformation online, much of it modelled on conspiracy theories that have been …

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Severe Hepatitis Spike in Children 'Linked' to Dogs, But Here Are The Facts

Severe Hepatitis Spike in Children ‘Linked’ to Dogs, But Here Are The Facts

The recent spike in cases of sudden, severe hepatitis in children around the world has been widely reported. Recently, several news outlets have highlighted a possible link between cases and contacts with pet dogs.   However, the data suggesting this link is extremely weak – in fact, probably a lot weaker than most of the …

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