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Monkeypox Case Rates 5 Times Higher in Black Americans

Oct. 7, 2022 — Monkeypox cases in the U.S. disproportionately affect Black Americans, with rates five times higher than among white peers, according to a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation. Hispanic Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders also have significantly higher rates of reported monkeypox cases. “Disparities in cases persist among Black and […]

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Ohio Reports Death of Monkeypox Patient

Sept. 30, 2022 — Ohio health officials reported the death of a monkeypox patient, marking the third known death of a U.S. patient with monkeypox, according to CNN. The Ohio Department of Health said Friday that an adult male with monkeypox died. He also had “other health conditions,” CNN reported, but no other details were […]

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People Without Monkeypox Vaccination 14 Times More Likely to Get Infected

Sept. 29, 2022 — People who didn’t get the monkeypox vaccine were 14 times more likely to get infected with the virus, data from the CDC says. “There have been limited data on how well the Jynneos vaccine performs against monkeypox in real-world conditions,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said. “These new data provide us […]

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Monkeypox Outbreak Slows as Feds Promise Action, Outreach

Sept. 15, 2022 – The number of Americans newly diagnosed with monkeypox has decreased by about 50% since early August, White House and other federal health officials announced Thursday. Although the overall picture is improving, there are still some areas in the U.S. seeing increasing infection numbers. For this and other reasons, the CDC plans […]

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Black Men Less Likely to Get Monkeypox Vaccine

Black Men Less Likely to Get Monkeypox Vaccine By Steven Reinberg and Robin Foster HealthDay ReportersHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Although there’s now enough monkeypox vaccine to go around, the Americans who need it most still may not be getting it, a new report shows. Only 10% of the Jynneos vaccine […]

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Monkeypox On Campus: Universities Plan for New Health Threat

Aug. 19, 2022 – College campuses, set to reopen across the country this month, are confronting a new public health crisis: Monkeypox. At least five universities have already confirmed cases of the virus among students over the summer: Georgetown University and George Washington University, both in in Washington, DC; the University of Texas at Austin; […]

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Monkeypox Outbreak: White House Announces New Response Actions

Aug. 18, 2022 – Acknowledging the seriousness of the monkeypox outbreak in the United States, the White House announced today that 1.8 million more vaccine doses will be available to order by local and state jurisdictions that are running low on supply starting next week. At the same time, U.S. officials will send 50,000 more […]

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What Parents Need to Know About Monkeypox and School This Fall

Aug. 18, 2022 – Should parents of young schoolchildren be worried about monkeypox? So far, at least nine children in the U.S. have tested positive for monkeypox. As of now, the American Academy of Pediatrics says the risk of children becoming infected with the virus is low. Still,“children and adolescents are more likely to be exposed […]

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Monkeypox May Get New Name to Curb Stigma

Monkeypox May Get New Name to Curb Stigma By Cara Murez HealthDay ReporterHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Monkeypox could soon get a new name. The World Health Organization announced Friday that it plans to rename the condition to eliminate any derogatory or racist connotations, a decision in alignment with current best […]

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Monkeypox Vaccine Supply Stretched by Giving Smaller Doses

Monkeypox Vaccine Supply Stretched by Giving Smaller Doses By Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10, 2022 (HealthDay) — As at-risk Americans stand in long lines across the country, trying to get the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine, U.S. officials on Tuesday announced they will modify dosing instructions for the shot to help stretch the supply. The […]

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