monkeypox

COMMENTARY
Vaccination can help reduce the risk of monkeypox infection. Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images

How does monkeypox spread? An epidemiologist explains | Analysis

BY: - August 12, 2022

It it isn’t an STI. And this is what counts as close contact.

Health workers sit at a table at a pop-up monkeypox vaccination clinic which opened today by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health at the West Hollywood Library on Aug. 3, 2022, in West Hollywood, California. California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency on Aug. 1 over the monkeypox outbreak which continues to grow globally. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Biden administration proposes changing how monkeypox vaccine is administered

BY: - August 10, 2022

The Biden administration has begun encouraging health care providers to change the way they’re administering vaccines to protect against monkeypox.

Local health officials, orgs educate communities on Monkeypox emergency | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 5, 2022

Good Friday morning, all.  ICYMI: The Biden administration declared a public health emergency for Monkeypox on Thursday afternoon as the U.S. recorded more than 6,600 cases nationwide. The declaration comes nearly two weeks after the World Health Organization declared the virus an “emergency of international concern.” Federal officials report that a formal emergency declaration will allow the administration to expand testing and vaccine access.  Department of Health and Human Services […]

Federal officials declare a public health emergency for monkeypox

BY: - August 4, 2022

More than 6,600 monkeypox cases have been reported in the United States, according to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. The hardest-hit states are New York, California, Illinois, Florida, Georgia and Texas.

Philly health officials and leaders answer monkeypox questions at town hall

BY: - August 4, 2022

Here is a roundup of questions and answers from the Mazzoni Center town hall that help explain the current state of the monkeypox crisis and what people need to know going forward. The questions came from attendees of the town hall and answers were given by panelists including Jessica Caum, program manager, Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness program for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health; Dr. Shara Epstein, infectious disease specialist, medical director of the Division of Disease Control for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health; Dusty Latimer, Physician Assistant at Mazzoni Center: and Jazmyn Henderson, organizer with ACT UP Philadelphia and Black and Latinx Community Control of Health. Rep. Kenyatta and Sebrina Tate of Bebashi Transition to Hope also spoke during the town hall.

Philadelphia announces targeted vaccine response to monkeypox

BY: - July 31, 2022

By Jason Villemez PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Department of Public Health announced that five local health clinics have been allocated doses of monkeypox vaccine for distribution to individuals at high risk for exposure. The clinics are Mazzoni Center, Philadelphia FIGHT, Presbyterian Hospital, Drexel Partnership, and Penn Medicine. Each clinic is reaching out to specific patients for vaccination. […]

Monkeypox is straining an already overstretched public health system | Analysis

BY: - July 29, 2022

Tests, vaccines and anti-viral treatments all have been in short supply.

Congress mostly silent as states struggle to contain monkeypox

BY: - July 28, 2022

WASHINGTON — Two months after doctors diagnosed the first case of monkeypox in the United States, Congress has yet to hold a hearing, or give any significant attention to the painful and debilitating virus that’s spread to more than 4,600 people. Public health officials in the Biden administration have held several briefings, expanded testing capacity […]

Allegheny Co. Health Dept. expands access to monkeypox vaccine

BY: - July 28, 2022

By Jordana Rosenfeld PITTSBURGH — The Allegheny Health Department has announced expanded access to the monkeypox vaccine for people who have had a high-risk exposure to the virus. According to a Health Department statement, in addition to the department’s immunization clinic, the primary care providers listed below are currently offering the monkeypox vaccine to those […]