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September 30, 2022, 11:38 PM

Some officials now say monkeypox elimination unlikely in US

Some U.S. health officials are conceding that monkeypox is probably not going away anytime soon
September 30, 2022, 11:38 PM
September 28, 2022, 7:56 PM

Unvaccinated are 14 times more likely to get monkeypox, data from eligible shot recipients shows

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
September 28, 2022, 7:56 PM
New data: Unvaccinated are 14 times more likely to contract monkeypox
September 27, 2022, 6:21 PM

What's behind dramatic drop in monkeypox cases in the US

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.
September 27, 2022, 6:21 PM
Monkeypox outbreak in US showing signs of slowing, CDC data shows
September 27, 2022, 5:42 PM

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
September 27, 2022, 5:42 PM
Monkeypox cases continue to decline in the US: CDC
September 19, 2022, 5:59 PM

Experts say elimination of monkeypox possible but containment still a challenge

Public health efforts toward behavior modification and vaccination are showing reassuring results.
September 19, 2022, 5:59 PM
Experts say elimination of monkeypox possible but containment still a challenge
September 16, 2022, 4:08 PM

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.
September 16, 2022, 4:08 PM
FDA: Monkeypox treatment drug could be ineffective if virus mutates
September 15, 2022, 7:28 PM

US warns monkeypox could mutate to resist antiviral drug

U.S. health officials are warning doctors against overusing the lone drug available to treat monkeypox
September 15, 2022, 7:28 PM
September 15, 2022, 2:07 AM

Senators press Biden administration on 'unacceptable' monkeypox response; officials defend their work

At a Senate hearing on Wednesday, senators on both sides of the aisle criticized the Biden administration's monkeypox response
September 15, 2022, 2:07 AM
Senators press Biden administration on 'unacceptable' monkeypox response
September 14, 2022, 10:01 PM

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.
September 14, 2022, 10:01 PM
CDC says death in Los Angeles is 1st known monkeypox-related death
September 14, 2022, 8:53 PM

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.
September 14, 2022, 8:53 PM
Fauci, CDC director weigh in on monkeypox before Senate
September 14, 2022, 9:12 AM

As monkeypox drops in the West, still no vaccines for Africa

The outbreak of monkeypox is subsiding in Europe and parts of North America.
September 14, 2022, 9:12 AM
As monkeypox drops in the West, still no vaccines for Africa
September 13, 2022, 11:00 PM

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.
September 13, 2022, 11:00 PM
1st death due to monkeypox in LA County resident, officials say
September 9, 2022, 1:23 AM

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.
September 9, 2022, 1:23 AM
Los Angeles County investigates death of person with monkeypox
September 8, 2022, 9:47 PM

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.
September 8, 2022, 9:47 PM
Atlanta Black Pride distributes thousands of monkeypox vaccine doses at pop-up clinics
September 8, 2022, 1:47 PM

Egypt latest in Mideast to detect 1st case of monkeypox

Egypt’s health authorities have detected the country’s first case of monkeypox in a 42-year-old man who frequently travels to Europe, becoming the latest nation in the Middle East to report the smallpox-related disease
September 8, 2022, 1:47 PM
Egypt latest in Mideast to detect 1st case of monkeypox
September 8, 2022, 2:29 AM

Monkeypox cases dropping, but racial disparities growing

The White House says it’s optimistic about a decline in monkeypox cases and an uptick in vaccinations against the infectious virus
September 8, 2022, 2:29 AM
1 month ago

Black and Hispanic Americans are less likely to receive monkeypox vaccines: 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.
1 month ago
Black, Hispanic Americans less likely to receive monkeypox vaccine: CDC
1 month 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.
1 month ago
NYC sees significant decline in monkeypox daily cases
1 month ago

White House asks Congress for $47 billion for COVID, Ukraine, monkeypox, natural disasters

The White House asking lawmakers for $22.4 billion for COVID vaccines and treatments.
1 month ago
White House seeks $47 billion to address COVID, monkeypox and Ukraine
1 month ago

Monkeypox cases are on the decline in New York City, data shows

City data shows monkeypox cases are declining, a sign that the outbreak is starting to ease.
1 month ago
Monkeypox cases on the decline in the nation's largest city: Data
1 month ago

How K-12 schools are planning for monkeypox outbreaks as a new year starts

School officials and administrators reveal how they're addressing monkeypox as the outbreak looms and students head back to classrooms for the fall semester.
1 month ago
How K-12 schools are planning for monkeypox outbreaks as students head back
1 month ago

How K-12 schools are planning for monkeypox outbreaks

So far, 31 children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with monkeypox.
1 month ago
How K-12 schools are planning for monkeypox outbreaks
1 month ago

US reports at least 31 cases of monkeypox among children

At least 31 children in the United States have tested positive for monkeypox, according to state officials across the country.
1 month ago
Monkeypox cases among children climb in US
1 month ago

Texas confirms death of monkeypox patient, but cause of death still under investigation

The patient was severely immunocompromised, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services, and died at a Harris County hospital.
1 month ago
Patient who had monkeypox has died
1 month ago

Texas reports 1st monkeypox death in US

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

With enough monkeypox vaccine finally in hand, US seeks to make more shots at home

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
1 month ago
Officials look to next steps of monkeypox outbreak
1 month 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.
1 month ago
US to pour $11M into efforts to make monkeypox vaccines in Michigan
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Infant hospitalized with monkeypox in Washington state
1 month ago

Physician caring for infant hospitalized with monkeypox in Washington State details care of young patient

Officials from Seattle Children's Hospital confirmed to ABC News that their teams are currently caring for the infected baby.
1 month ago
Physician details care of infant hospitalized with monkeypox in Washington State
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Baby hospitalized after testing positive for monkeypox
1 month 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."
1 month ago
Physician details care of infant hospitalized with monkeypox
1 month ago

US data reveals racial gaps in monkeypox vaccinations

The Biden administration says there's now enough monkeypox vaccine available but the shots aren’t getting to those who need them the most
1 month ago
US data reveals racial gaps in monkeypox vaccinations
1 month 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.
1 month ago
White House monkeypox response team holds briefing
1 month 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.
1 month ago
3 children in Georgia test positive for monkeypox
1 month 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.
1 month ago
3 Georgia children test positive for monkeypox
1 month ago

3 children in Georgia test positive for monkeypox: Officials

Three children in Georgia have now tested positive for monkeypox, newly updated state data has revealed.
1 month ago
3 children under 17 in Georgia test positive for monkeypox: Officials
1 month ago

Some health officials struggling with new monkeypox vaccine injection method

The new intradermal technique requires just a fraction of a vaccine per shot.
1 month ago
Some health officials struggling with new monkeypox vaccine injection method
1 month ago

Monkeypox and children: What to know about testing, symptoms, treatments and more

Pediatric cases of monkeypox have been reported in states from Florida to California.
1 month ago
Monkeypox and children: What to know about testing, symptoms, treatments and more
1 month ago

After COVID and monkeypox, experts say outbreaks anywhere threaten citizens everywhere

Experts say people tend of focus on problems closer to home and tend to be unaware of diseases spreading beyond their borders.
1 month ago
After COVID and monkeypox, experts say outbreaks threaten people everywhere
1 month ago

Jonathan Van Ness on monkeypox: ‘We need a fundamental plan from our government’

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke with “Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness about the U.S. government’s handling of the monkeypox crisis and concerns over homophobia and transphobia.
1 month ago
Jonathan Van Ness on monkeypox: ‘We need a fundamental plan from our government’
1 month ago

At least 11 children across US test positive for monkeypox

ABC News medical contributor Dr. Darien Sutton shares precautions parents can take against monkeypox as children begin to return to school for the new year.
1 month ago
At least 11 children across US test positive for monkeypox
1 month ago

Monkeypox now reported in all 50 states

Every state has now reported at least one case of monkeypox, after Wyoming became the last state to confirm a case.
1 month ago
Monkeypox outbreak spreads to all 50 states
1 month ago

New York state records 1st case of juvenile monkeypox

The infection makes the 10th pediatric infection nationwide.
1 month ago
New York state records 1st case of juvenile monkeypox
1 month ago

New York reports 1st known case of monkeypox in a child

The New York State Department of Health reported its first known case of monkeypox in a child in New York.
1 month ago
New York reports 1st known case of monkeypox in a child
1 month ago

Monkeypox fears on college campuses

The New York State Department of Health reported its first monkeypox case in a child, as concerns grew over the virus spreading on college campuses this fall.
1 month ago
Monkeypox fears on college campuses
1 month ago

Indonesia announces its first case of monkeypox

A man in Indonesia has tested positive for monkeypox, making him the country’s first confirmed case of the disease
1 month ago
Indonesia announces its first case of monkeypox
1 month ago

White House rolls out new monkeypox vaccine strategy

The initiative focuses on LGBTQ events in attempts to get more vaccines administered.
1 month ago
White House rolls out new monkeypox vaccine strategy
1 month ago

WHO monkeypox expert details challenges, next steps in emergency preparedness

Dr. Rosamund Lewis, the World Health Organization's Technical Lead for monkeypox outbreak, spoke with ABC News Live about the latest updates.
1 month ago
WHO monkeypox expert details challenges, next steps in emergency preparedness
1 month ago

Black, Brown communities are being disproportionately affected by monkeypox

ABC News' medical contributor Dr. Darien Sutton discusses a new CDC report that shows the disproportionate effects monkeypox is having on black and brown communities in the U.S.
1 month ago
Black, Brown communities are being disproportionately affected by monkeypox
1 month ago

‘It certainly is a concerning figure’: WHO monkeypox expert on US cases

ABC News’ Deirdre Bolton spoke to the World Health Organization’s technical lead on monkeypox, Dr. Rosamund Lewis, as U.S. cases climb past 13,500.
1 month ago
‘It certainly is a concerning figure’: WHO monkeypox expert on US cases