Monkeypox death reported in California, believed to be first in US – National

A Los Angeles County resident with a compromised immune system has died of monkey pox, local health officials announced Monday. This is believed to be the first American fatality from the disease. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health released the cause of death, and a spokesman said it was confirmed by an autopsy. … Read more

US to administer smaller doses of monkeypox vaccine to expand limited supplies – National

U.S. health officials Tuesday approved a plan to increase the country’s limited supply of monkeypox vaccine by giving people just one-fifth the usual dose, citing research suggesting the reduced amount is about as effective. The so-called dose-saving approach also requires the Jynneos vaccine to be given by injection just under the skin rather than into … Read more

Spain leads monkey pox outbreak in Europe as number of cases rises – National

As a sex worker and adult film actor, Roc was relieved to be one of the first Spaniards to receive a monkeypox vaccine. He knew of several cases of men who have sex with men, the main demographic for the disease, and he feared he could be next. “I went home and thought, ‘Wow, my … Read more

Monkeypox outbreak declared a state of emergency by Governor Kathy Hochul

On Friday, Governor Kathy Hochul (D) tweeted: “I declare a state of emergency for a state disaster to” … [+] strengthening our ongoing efforts to address the monkeypox outbreak. This Executive Order will enable us to respond more quickly and empower health professionals to take additional steps that will help get more New Yorkers vaccinated.” … Read more

Early signs to watch out for as virus spreads in the Chicago area – NBC Chicago

As monkey pox cases continue to spread in the Chicago area and the outbreak has now been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization, what symptoms should you watch for if you think you may have been exposed? Experts warned that most who contract monkey pox experience flu-like symptoms before developing a rash, … Read more

WHO declares monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency of international concern

The World Health Organization has declared the Monkeypox outbreak a “public health emergency of international concern.” The maximum emergency warning came after the WHO committee met for a second emergency meeting, following a global increase of more 16,000 cases in 75 countries. There have also been five deaths in connection with the outbreak, including three … Read more

Is Monkeypox now a global crisis? WHO to reconsider – National

As the World Health Organization’s emergency committee meets Thursday to consider for the second time in weeks whether monkeypox should be declared a global crisis, some scientists say the striking differences between outbreaks in Africa and in developed countries will make any coordinated response difficult. African officials say they already consider the continent’s epidemic an … Read more