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    08-04-2022, 04:47 PM #1

    The monkeypox outbreak

    Monkeypox is an infectious disease caused by a zoonotic virus in the genus Orthopoxvirus. Among the symptoms are fever, swollen lymph nodes and a rash that forms blisters. There is no known cure. Monkeypox can occur in humans, primates, squirrels, dormice and prairie dogs. The virus was first identified in 1958 and was most common in Central and West Africa – until May 2022. Cases of monkeypox have now been confirmed in 86 countries. One death has been reported, in India.

    Biden administration declares the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency
    CNN, Aug 4 2022 3:19 PM ET

    The Biden administration today declared monkeypox a public health emergency, with cases on the rise across the US. The announcement came during a briefing with the Department of Health & Human Services. Since the first US monkeypox case was identified in mid-May, more than 6,600 probable or confirmed cases have been detected in the United States. Cases have been identified in every state except Montana and Wyoming.

    The declaration follows the World Health Organization announcement last month that monkeypox is a public health emergency of international concern.

    https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/04/polit...ncy/index.html

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    08-04-2022, 10:13 PM #2
    On August 2, President Biden announced the appointment of a National Monkeypox Response Team. Yeah, better late than never.

    After repeating early COVID mistakes, US now has the world’s biggest monkeypox outbreak

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    08-05-2022, 05:16 PM #3
    Gay rights activists see parallels between the monkeypox outbreak and the 1980s-90s AIDS epidemic. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky says 1,700,000 gay and bisexual mem who are HIV-positive or who are HIV-negative and taking PrEP medication face the greatest health risk from monkeypox. (PrEP, pre-exposure prophylaxis, rediuces the risk of contracting HIV through sex or injection drug use.)

    Monkeypox is disproportionately affecting Blacks and Hispanics, latest CDC breakdown shows
    CNN, Aug 5 2022 4:55 PM ET

    A detailed analysis of monkeypox case records published today by the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention offers new insight into the outbreak, which is disproportionately affecting men who have sex with men, especially those who are Black and Hispanic.

    There were 2,891 cases of monkeypox reported in the United States by July 22, about two months after the country's first case was reported. Among the cases with available data, 94% were in men who reported recent sexual or close intimate contact with another man. More than half (54%) of cases were among Black and Hispanic people, a group that represents about a third (34%) of the general US population.

    https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/05/healt...hispanic-reaj/

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    08-11-2022, 04:12 PM #4
    Eighty-nine countries have confirmed cases of monkeypox. The number of cases worldwide has surpassed 32,000.

    U.S. monkeypox cases surpass 10,000 as CDC still aims for 'containment'

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/monkeyp...nment-vaccine/

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    08-16-2022, 01:14 PM #5
    Ninety-two countries have confirmed cases of monkeypox. The virus has infected nearly 37,000 people – and a greyhound.

    Dog catches monkeypox in France in first suspected human-to-pet transmission
    "Our findings should prompt debate on the need to isolate pets from monkeypox virus-positive individuals," researchers wrote.

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/monke...b0a85a8195999e

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    08-23-2022, 02:38 PM #6
    Worldwide, nearly 43,000 cases of monkeypox have been confirmed. The virus has spread to 95 countries.

    Monkeypox officially reaches 50th U.S. state
    With the latest discovery in Wyoming, the virus has been found in every state.

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/monke...b035629bfde8b9

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    08-30-2022, 01:21 PM #7
    According to the latest figures from the CDC, the monkeypox virus has spread to 99 countries and there are 48,844 confirmed cases and 16 deaths.

    Texas reports 1st death tied to monkeypox in the U.S.

    https://www.aol.com/news/texas-repor...153213427.html