Mpox is no longer the exploding health crisis that it appeared to be less than six months ago. So who deserves the credit for controlling the U.S. outbreak?
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Monkeypox was a contributing factor in the recent death of an Indiana resident, state health officials said Wednesday.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia nonprofit group said Monday it has been awarded $100,000 in grants for monkeypox vaccination and education efforts among LGTBQ individuals in 13 Appalachian states.
SEATTLE (AP) — Viral infection levels continue to trend downward in Washington, bringing the state into a “cautiously optimistic” place as COVID-19 and monkeypox prevention efforts continue.
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan on Tuesday announced five more cases of the monkeypox virus, bringing the tally up to seven patients.
U.S. health officials are warning doctors against overusing the lone drug available to treat monkeypox.
SEATTLE (AP) — Monkeypox cases are decreasing in Washington state, likely because of a combination of factors including behavioral change and the vaccination of high-risk communities, health officials said.
The outbreak of monkeypox is subsiding in Europe and parts of North America. Many scientists are now calling for resources to be redirected into stopping epidemics on the continent where the once-rare disease has been established for decades.
A hospitalized Los Angeles County resident with a compromised immune system has died from monkeypox. It’s believed to be the first U.S. fatality from the disease.
U.S. officials are considering broadening recommendations for who gets vaccinated against monkeypox.
Egypt’s health authorities have detected the country’s first case of monkeypox in a 42-year-old man who frequently travels to Europe, becoming the latest nation in the Middle East to report the smallpox-related disease.
The White House says it’s optimistic about a decline in monkeypox cases and an uptick in vaccinations against the infectious virus.
President Joe Biden is asking Congress to provide more than $47 billion in emergency dollars that would go toward the war in Ukraine, the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ongoing monkeypox outbreak and help for recent natural disasters in Kentucky and other states.
Two biopharmaceutical companies will give $5 million and $500,000, respectively, to nonprofit organizations in the United States and abroad that are responding to the growing monkeypox outbreak.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana University Health has opened a bio-secure lab that will be the primary testing site for suspected monkeypox samples in Indiana, the medical provider said Tuesday.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina health officials on Friday began using a recently approved plan to expand the number of monkeypox vaccines available as the state sees increased case numbers.
The Biden administration says there’s now enough monkeypox vaccine available but the shots aren’t getting to those who need them the most.
SEATTLE (AP) — An infant in Washington’s most populous county has become infected with the monkeypox virus as the outbreak grows throughout the state.
The number of monkeypox cases reported globally dropped 21% in the last week, reversing a month-long trend of rising infections.
British health authorities said they will begin offering eligible people just a fraction of the normal monkeypox vaccine dose to stretch supplies by about five times.
A man in Indonesia has tested positive for monkeypox, making him the country’s first confirmed case of the disease.
SEATTLE (AP) — King County, which includes Seattle, on Friday officially declared the local monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency as infections continue to increase in the city and other parts of the state.
The European Medicines Agency said a smaller dose of the monkeypox vaccine appears to still be effective and can be used to stretch the current supply by five times, echoing a recommendation made earlier this month by the U.S.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials on Thursday reported 87 confirmed cases of monkeypox in the state, as they offered an update on a viral infection that has aroused concern around the globe.
U.S. health officials are making extra monkeypox vaccine available to places with upcoming gay pride events.
The head of Africa’s public health agency says he’s “really pleased” that the World Health Organization is renaming the strains of the monkeypox disease to remove references to African regions to reduce concerns of stigmatization.
The Bourbon Street Extravaganza, a free concert held in New Orleans amid Southern Decadence _ one of the nation’s largest LGBTQ events _ has been canceled over monkeypox concerns.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon health officials said Wednesday that the state has identified its first pediatric case of the monkeypox virus.
Health officials are warning people who are infected with monkeypox to stay away from household pets, since the animals could be at risk of catching the virus.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian authorities announced Tuesday the first case of monkeypox in the country, the official IRNA news agency reported.
U.S. officials said they are able to ship out more monkeypox vaccine doses than previously planned. That’s because of a strategy shift that allows more shots to be drawn from each vial.