Monkeypox

A patient at St. John's Well Child & Family Center in Los Angeles receives a monkeypox vaccine, August 10, 2022.

Analysis: Why we shouldn’t tiptoe around who is at highest risk for monkeypox infection

The Biden administration this month declared the outbreak of monkeypox, a virus spreading disproportionately among men who have sex with men and their sexual networks, a public health emergency. Not wanting to reproduce the kind of anti-gay stigma seen during the early AIDS crisis, some argue that articulating which group is at highest risk for …

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U.S. to provide 50,000 monkeypox vaccines for Pride and other events with high attendance by gay men

The U.S. will provide 50,000 monkeypox vaccine doses specifically for large events with high attendance by gay and bisexual men in an effort to better reach the community most at risk right now, health officials said Thursday. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said communities hosting Pride and other …

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Jackson Madison County Regional Health Department

Madison County resident confirmed to have monkeypox – WBBJ TV

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department says a case of monkeypox has been confirmed in the county. The health department says that monkeypox is a rare disease that is in the same family of viruses that cause smallpox. The department says that symptoms between the two are similar, but monkeypox tends to …

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A Repeat of Covid: Data Show Racial Disparities in Monkeypox Response

New York City released new data on Thursday showing stark disparities in monkeypox vaccine access, with Black men receiving the vaccine at a much lower rate than members of other racial groups. White New Yorkers represent about 45 percent of people at heightened risk of monkeypox infection, and received 46 percent of vaccine doses. Black …

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Health Care — White House ramping up monkeypox vaccine push

Heads up, you only have one day left to cast your ballot in the 2022 Kids Mullet Championships. And there are a lot of impressive (and adorable) candidates this year.  Today in health care, the Biden administration announced steps to enhance the monkeypox response with more vaccine doses and targeted allocation of resources to jurisdictions.  Welcome to …

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U.S. government asks monkeypox vaccine maker Bavarian Nordic to find partners

A global shortage in the supply of a vaccine being used to protect against severe illness for monkeypox has spurred the U.S. to negotiate new terms with the sole manufacturer, Bavarian Nordic. The White House Monkeypox Response Team told reporters that for its next order — 2.5 million doses — the U.S. has asked Bavarian …

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NBC News: Monkeypox chiefly transmitted through sex between men, suggests CDC update communications strategy

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Editor’s Note: The following report contains graphic language about the sexual transmission of monkeypox. NBC News poked a hole in the public health narrative that skin-to-skin contact, rather than sex between men, was the chief transmitter of monkeypox in a report on Wednesday, and quoted scientists urging …

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What Employers Need to Know About Monkeypox

Already weary from the Covid-19 pandemic, governments and businesses are now facing a new public health challenge. Monkeypox is spreading rapidly in the United States and globally. Although this infectious disease presents significantly less risk than Covid-19, employers should be prepared to address potential infections in their workforces and communities. The monkeypox virus is a …

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Get the Facts: CDC expert answers critical questions about recent monkeypox outbreak

So monkey pox is *** rare disease that’s caused by infection with the monkey pox virus. Monkeypox virus is actually related to the same virus that causes smallpox. However, the symptoms that we’re seeing with monkeypox are much more mild compared to smallpox and I wanted to come in as well that the virus that …

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Monkeypox Is a Sexually Transmitted Infection, and Knowing That Can Help Protect People

As data come in from around the world, a clear picture is emerging of who is being affected by the recent outbreak of monkeypox (MPX): Outside Africa, 99 percent of the cases have been in men, and 92 to 98  percent have been in self-identified men who have sex with men. Also, many of the …

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