How many cases of monkeypox are in Alabama? Here is a daily count

As confirmed cases of monkeypox grow throughout the United States, Alabama continues to work to slow the spread of the virus.

On August 2, the Alabama Department of Health wrote in a health network alert that cases will likely increase as more people test. The alert also reported that the ADPH has received 1,271 doses of Jynneos, which is approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat the virus for adults over 18 years old. More than 4,600 additional doses have been allocated to Alabama and are expected to arrive soon, but the report states that the ADPH is unsure of how much more vaccine will be available and plans to monitor the current supply.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that states can order additional doses of the vaccine beginning July 29.

The first case of the monkeypox virus was reported in the United States on May 17. Alabama did not report a case until July 15.

This map below provides a daily tally in Alabama and all other states.

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In the meantime, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Alabama Department of Health have released suggestions to slow the spread of the virus.

Early monkeypox symptoms include rashes, fever, swollen lymph nodes, muscle aches and headaches. Between one to three days after a fever, a rash of pustules can generally be found on the hands, feet, eyes, mouth and genitals.

Monkeypox can spread through close personal contact and enters through broken skin, respiratory droplets and parts of the body like the eyes, nose and mouth.

Though the CDC has released guidelines for safer sex as monkeypox spreads, Alabama’s Health Department wrote that monkeypox is not limited to those who are sexually active.

The Alabama Department of Health is providing resources and updates for health care providers through their website.

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