CDC Warns LGBTQ Community At Higher Risk To Get Monkeypox
Health officials in the United States are releasing doses of the monkeypox vaccine from the national stockpile in an effort to contain the global spread of the rare disease. Two adults in Salt Lake County are the most recent to be suspected of contracting monkeypox.
As of Thursday, nine cases of monkeypox have been reported or confirmed in seven states, and the public health system is gearing up to test, treat, and potentially vaccinate those at significant risk, according to health officials.
Dr. Raj Panjabi, who leads the White House’s office for pandemic preparedness, stated at a news conference on Thursday that “a monkeypox outbreak of this scale and scope across the world has not been seen before.”
He stated that the White House and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are collaborating to verify that tests, vaccines, and treatment options are easily accessible to all who require them.
California, Florida, Massachusetts, New York, Utah, Virginia, and Washington have all reported cases.
Since May 5, scientists have documented over 350 confirmed or suspected cases of monkeypox, primarily in Europe but also in the United States, Canada, and Australia. They are attempting to determine whether as well as how the patients are connected.