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1 month ago

US still seeing mpox cases among men who have sex with men: Study

Of 196 potential cases examined in the study, only 1.5% tested positive for mpox, and those individuals identified as gay or bisexual men who had sex with men.
1 month ago
Of 196 potential cases examined in the study, only 1.5% tested positive for mpox, and those individuals identified as gay or bisexual men who had sex with men.
1 month ago

Mpox public health campaign was successful but cases still occur: Study

A new study from UCLA published Thursday found the mpox public health campaign in 2022 was successful but that cases are still occurring at low levels in the U.S.
1 month ago
Smallpox and Monkeypox vaccines at a Galveston County Health District mobile clinic, Sept. 3, 2022, in Galveston.
4 months ago

New M-pox warning from CDC

The CDC says there is a nationwide spike in M-pox cases. New data shows the number of reported infections is almost double what they were at this time last year.
4 months ago
VIDEO: New M-pox warning from CDC
4 months ago

Mpox cases nearly double what they were at the same time last year

Mpox cases are on the rise in the U.S., increasing to almost double what they were at the same time last year, according to new CDC data.
4 months ago
People walk past the Howard Brown Health mpox vaccine mobile station, May 26, 2023, in Chicago.
1 year ago

First was COVID. Now China is facing an mpox crisis as cases spike

China is seeing cases mpox spike months after the WHO declared the public health emergency to be over. Here's what that means.
1 year ago
The top of a swab specimen containing Monkeypox virus is labeled "Bio Alert" at the UW Medicine Virology Laboratory on July 12, 2022 in Seattle.
1 year ago

2 doses of mpox vaccine were 86% effective against infection, CDC study finds

A new CDC report published Thursday found the mpox vaccine was 86% effective at preventing infection when patients received both doses.
1 year ago
This undated image obtained from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases shows a colorized transmission electron micrograph of monkeypox particles (green) found within an infected cell (pink and purple), cultured in the laboratory.
1 year ago

JYNNEOS mpox vaccine 86% effective when both doses administered: Study

The CDC study comes as the agency, along with the Chicago Department of Public Health, report a new outbreak.
1 year ago
The CDC study comes as the agency, along with the Chicago Department of Public Health, report a new outbreak.
1 year ago

CDC issues warning of mpox

ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton shares the alerts from CDC about the potential risk of new cases of mpox, formerly known as monkeypox.
1 year ago
VIDEO: CDC issues warning of mpox
1 year ago

CDC warns about potential risk of mpox ahead of summer gatherings

The CDC alerted doctors Monday about the potential risk of new mpox, formerly known as monkeypox, cases, warning that summer gatherings could lead to a "resurgence."
1 year ago
This undated image obtained from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases shows a colorized transmission electron micrograph of monkeypox particles (green) found within an infected cell (pink and purple), cultured in the laboratory.
1 year ago

How a potential mpox outbreak was prevented

Experts said the successful control of Mpox was due largely to the rapid deployment of vaccines and treatments.
1 year ago
Experts said the successful control of Mpox was due largely to the rapid deployment of vaccines and treatments.
1 year ago

FDA issues warning letters to companies selling unproven mpox treatments

The Food and Drug Administration has sent several warning letters to companies allegedly selling unproven treatments and "cures" for mpox online.
1 year ago
A sign for the Food and Drug Administration is displayed outside their offices in Silver Spring, Md., on Dec. 10, 2020.
2 years ago

Only 769 cases of mpox were among women. Black and Hispanic people bore the brunt

A report from the CDC found that among the few hundred mpox cases diagnosed among women, Black and Hispanic Americans were disproportionately affected.
2 years ago
Irina Martinez, a registered nurse, administers a monkeypox vaccine to Britney Castaneda at a vaccination site, Aug. 15, 2022 in Miami.
2 years ago

Experts reveal how US came back from mpox outbreak

Experts tell ABC News that through vaccination and effective public health messaging, which at-risk people listened to, the U.S. was able to stem the mpox outbreak.
2 years ago
Irina Martinez, a registered nurse, administers an intradermal monkeypox vaccine to Britney Castaneda at a vaccination site setup in Tropical Park by Miami-Dade County and Nomi Health, Aug. 15, 2022 in Miami, Florida.
2 years ago

Importance of mpox vaccination: Cases 10 times as high among unvaccinated

A new CDC report published Thursday has showed how important mpox vaccination was with cases being 10 times as high among unvaccinated people.
2 years ago
In this Aug. 11, 2022, file photo, a medical worker gives a dose of monkeypox vaccine to a recipient at a monkeypox vaccination site in Los Angeles.
2 years ago

How did the US beat back mpox?

Mpox cases have dropped dramatically since August.
2 years ago
Mpox cases have dropped dramatically since August.
2 years ago

Immunocompromised at high risk for severe effects, death from monkeypox: CDC report

Immunocompromised patients are at high risk of suffering severe cases of monkeypox, and even death, according to a new report from the CDC published Wednesday.
2 years ago
In this Aug. 19, 2022, file photo, a man receives the monkeypox vaccine from a registered nurse at the Arlene Cooper Community Health Center at the LGBTQ Center in Las Vegas.
2 years ago

2 people dead in Chicago after monkeypox diagnosis

The deaths of two patients were unrelated, according to city officials.
2 years ago
The deaths of two patients were unrelated, according to city officials.
2 years ago

Monkeypox cases in US fall, hit lowest level since June: CDC

Data from the CDC shows that the 7-day average of monkeypox cases in the United States has fallen to 60, the lowest levels recorded since late June.
2 years ago
A patient is inoculated with the monkeypox vaccine during a vaccination clinic at the OASIS Wellness Center, Aug. 19, 2022, in New York.
2 years ago

US monkeypox cases decline, hit lowest level since June: CDC

Data from the CDC shows the seven-day average has fallen to June lows.
2 years ago
Data from the CDC shows the seven-day average has fallen to June lows.
2 years ago

Monkeypox outbreak has disproportionately impacted Hispanic and Latino men in US

Experts told ABC News Hispanic and Latino men in the U.S. have been disproportionately affected by the monkeypox outbreak compared to white Americans.
2 years ago
People wait in line for the monkeypox vaccine at the Balboa Sports Center in the Encino neighborhood of Los Angeles, July 27, 2022.
2 years ago

Monkeypox disproportionately impacting Hispanic men

Disparities in health care access as well as language barriers have led to higher rates of monkeypox in Hispanic men, according to experts.
2 years ago
Disparities in health care access as well as language barriers have led to higher rates of monkeypox in Hispanic men, according to experts.
2 years ago

New data: Unvaccinated are 14 times more likely to contract monkeypox

Monkeypox vaccine data from the CDC found that people who haven't been vaccinated against monkeypox were 14 times more likely to get infected than vaccinated people
2 years ago
In this Aug. 11, 2022, file photo, a medical worker gives a dose of monkeypox vaccine to a recipient at a monkeypox vaccination site in Los Angeles.
2 years ago

Monkeypox outbreak in US showing signs of slowing, CDC data shows

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates the monkeypox outbreak is slowing, with a 50% decline in the seven-day average of cases.
2 years ago
Microbiologists with the AEGIS Sciences Corporation process Covid-19 and Monkeypox tests at its facility in Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 4, 2022.
2 years ago

Monkeypox cases continue to decline in the US: CDC

Cases appear to have peaked in mid-August and have been gradually declining according to CDC data
2 years ago
Cases appear to have peaked in mid-August and have been gradually declining according to CDC data
2 years ago

Experts say elimination of monkeypox possible but containment still a challenge

Public health efforts toward behavior modification and vaccination are showing reassuring results.
2 years ago
This undated image obtained from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in Bethesda, Md., shows a colorized transmission electron micrograph of monkeypox particles (green) found within an infected cell (pink and purple), cultured in the laboratory.
2 years ago

FDA: Monkeypox treatment drug could be ineffective if virus mutates

ABC News medical contributor Dr. John Brownstein joins to discuss the monkeypox treatment drug Tpoxx and its potential to be rendered ineffective.
2 years ago
VIDEO: FDA: Monkeypox treatment drug could be ineffective if virus mutates
2 years ago

Senators press Biden administration on 'unacceptable' monkeypox response

At a Senate hearing on Wednesday, senators on both sides of the aisle criticized the Biden administration's monkeypox response
2 years ago
Sen. Rand Paul questions Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, during a Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing about the federal response to monkeypox, on Capitol Hill, Sept. 14, 2022.
2 years ago

CDC says death in Los Angeles is 1st known monkeypox-related death

Emergency medical physician and ABC News medical contributor Dr. Darien Sutton joins ABC News Live to discuss the impact of the monkeypox death and what factors play into the spread of the disease.
2 years ago
VIDEO: CDC says death in Los Angeles is 1st known monkeypox-related death
2 years ago

Fauci, CDC director weigh in on monkeypox before Senate

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Dr. Anthony Fauci and other public health experts testified about the federal response to monkeypox before the Senate Health Committee on Wednesday.
2 years ago
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Dr. Anthony Fauci and other public health experts testified about the federal response to monkeypox before the Senate Health Committee on Wednesday.
2 years ago

1st death due to monkeypox in LA County resident, officials say

The CDC and the Los Angeles Department of Public Health have confirmed the first death due to monkeypox in a Los Angeles County resident.
2 years ago
This undated image obtained from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in Bethesda, Md., shows a colorized transmission electron micrograph of monkeypox particles (green) found within an infected cell (pink and purple), cultured in the laboratory.
2 years ago

Los Angeles County investigates death of person with monkeypox

Los Angeles County is looking into the death of someone who had been diagnosed with monkeypox, county officials said during a press conference.
2 years ago
This undated image obtained from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in Bethesda, Md., shows a colorized transmission electron micrograph of monkeypox particles (green) found within an infected cell (pink and purple), cultured in the laboratory.
2 years ago

Atlanta Black Pride distributes thousands of monkeypox vaccine doses at pop-up clinics

The vaccines were distributed as part of the U.S. government's plan to curb the ongoing monkeypox outbreak.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Atlanta Black Pride distributes thousands of monkeypox vaccine doses at pop-up clinics
2 years ago

Black, Hispanic Americans less likely to receive monkeypox vaccine: CDC

CDC data shows Black and Hispanic Americans make up the majority of monkeypox cases in the U.S. but are underrepresented when it comes to receiving vaccines.
2 years ago
David Hightower, 57, left, looks away while receiving the monkeypox vaccine by registered nurse Jeremy Oyague, right, at a vaccination clinic at The Village Mental Health Services in Los Angeles, Aug. 23, 2022.
2 years ago

NYC sees significant decline in monkeypox daily cases

Over the past month, the seven-day rolling average of monkeypox cases in New York City has steadily declined.
2 years ago
Over the past month, the seven-day rolling average of monkeypox cases in New York City has steadily declined.
2 years ago

White House seeks $47 billion to address COVID, monkeypox and Ukraine

The White House asking lawmakers for $22.4 billion for COVID vaccines and treatments.
2 years ago
A nurse fills up syringes with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines for residents who are over 50 years old and immunocompromised and are eligible to receive their second booster shots in Waterford, Mich., April 8, 2022.
2 years ago

Monkeypox cases on the decline in the nation's largest city: Data

City data shows monkeypox cases are declining, a sign that the outbreak is starting to ease.
2 years ago
A patient is inoculated with the monkeypox vaccine during a vaccination clinic at the OASIS Wellness Center, Aug. 19, 2022, in New York.
2 years ago

How K-12 schools are planning for monkeypox outbreaks as students head back

School officials and administrators reveal how they're addressing monkeypox as the outbreak looms and students head back to classrooms for the fall semester.
2 years ago
A colorized transmission electron micrograph shows monkeypox particles (red) found within an infected cell (blue), cultured in the laboratory that was captured and color-enhanced at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility in Fort Detrick, Md.
2 years ago

How K-12 schools are planning for monkeypox outbreaks

So far, 31 children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with monkeypox.
2 years ago
So far, 31 children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with monkeypox.
2 years ago

Monkeypox cases among children climb in US

At least 31 children in the United States have tested positive for monkeypox, according to state officials across the country.
2 years ago
Test tubes labeled "Monkeypox virus positive" are seen in this illustration taken May 23, 2022.
2 years ago

Patient who had monkeypox has died

The patient was severely immunocompromised, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services, and died at a Harris County hospital.
2 years ago
A colorized transmission electron micrograph shows monkeypox particles (red) found within an infected cell (blue), cultured in the laboratory that was captured and color-enhanced at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility in Fort Detrick, Md.
2 years ago

Texas reports 1st monkeypox death in US

Officials have reported the first death of a person with monkeypox in Houston, Texas.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Texas reports 1st monkeypox death in US
2 years ago

Officials look to next steps of monkeypox outbreak

After acquiring enough monkeypox vaccines for the at-risk population of gay and bisexual men, there are talks within the Biden administration of expanding their targets
2 years ago
David Hightower, 57, looks away while receiving the monkeypox vaccine by registered nurse Jeremy Oyague, right, with The Los Angeles Department of Public Health at a vaccination clinic in Los Angeles, Aug. 23, 2022.
2 years ago

US to pour $11M into efforts to make monkeypox vaccines in Michigan

ABC News contributor Dr. Alok Patel says the U.S. government’s efforts to get the monkeypox vaccine manufactured in Michigan may be an effective move for addressing future public health emergencies.
2 years ago
VIDEO: US to pour $11M into efforts to make monkeypox vaccines in Michigan
2 years ago

Infant hospitalized with monkeypox in Washington state

Health officials are on alert and monitoring cases as some states report a decline in new infections.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Infant hospitalized with monkeypox in Washington state
2 years ago

Physician details care of infant hospitalized with monkeypox in Washington State

Officials from Seattle Children's Hospital confirmed to ABC News that their teams are currently caring for the infected baby.
2 years ago
Dr. Danielle Zerr, medical director of infection prevention at Seattle Children's Hospital, speaks to ABC News on Aug. 26. 2022 about a child getting monkeypox.
2 years ago

Baby hospitalized after testing positive for monkeypox

Officials said the infant in Washington State was exposed to the virus by an infected family member and is now being treated with an authorized anti-viral called TPOXX in a Seattle hospital.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Baby hospitalized after testing positive for monkeypox
2 years ago

Physician details care of infant hospitalized with monkeypox

Dr. Danielle Zerr, medical director of infection prevention at Seattle Children's Hospital, said the patient showed "improvement in the days following starting the antiviral."
2 years ago
Dr. Danielle Zerr, medical director of infection prevention at Seattle Children's Hospital, said the patient showed "improvement in the days following starting the antiviral."
2 years ago

White House monkeypox response team holds briefing

ABC News senior national policy reporter Anne Flaherty and medical contributor Dr. Alok Patel break down the White House monkeypox response team's briefing on vaccination information.
2 years ago
VIDEO: White House monkeypox response team holds briefing
2 years ago

3 children in Georgia test positive for monkeypox

ABC News medical contributor and emergency physician Dr. Darien Sutton discusses the latest on the monkeypox outbreak as the CDC reports at least 13 children across nine states have tested positive.
2 years ago
VIDEO: 3 children in Georgia test positive for monkeypox
2 years ago

3 Georgia children test positive for monkeypox

At least one of those confirmed cases in the state appears to be a child who attended an elementary school in Newton County, where classes began Aug. 1.
2 years ago
VIDEO: 3 Georgia children test positive for monkeypox