Monkeypox

Monkeypox spreads through direct contact with an infected person’s body fluids, sores or materials that have touched them, such as clothing or linens. It may also spread through respiratory secretions when people have close, face-to-face contact. Smallpox vaccines are effective at protecting people against monkeypox when given before exposure and may also help prevent the disease or make it less severe.

Aug 10, 2022
The Food and Drug Administration yesterday issued an emergency use authorization allowing health care providers to administer the JYNNEOS vaccine intradermally to adults and subcutaneously to children at high risk for monkeypox infection, without an individual prescription for each vaccine…
Aug 9, 2022
Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra today took action that will allow the Food and Drug Administration Commissioner to grant emergency use authorizations for monkeypox vaccines. 
Aug 4, 2022
As the number of U.S. monkeypox cases continues to grow, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra today declared the outbreak a public health emergency. 
Jul 28, 2022
The Department of Health and Human Services has secured an additional 786,000 doses of JYNNEOS monkeypox vaccine.
Jul 15, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today reported over 1,400 U.S. monkeypox cases and no deaths since the outbreak began in May.
Jul 11, 2022
Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester, Minn., today will begin testing for monkeypox, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced.
Jul 1, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention June 30 released guidance for all laboratories that perform diagnostics testing for monkeypox.
Jun 29, 2022
 The Administration plans to immediately allocate 56,000 doses of JYNNEOS monkeypox vaccine from the Strategic National Stockpile to states and territories for individuals with presumed or confirmed exposure to the virus, prioritizing jurisdictions with the highest cases and population at risk…
Jun 22, 2022
Federal agencies have updated their guidance for handling Category A solid waste, including waste that may be contaminated with monkeypox virus.
Jun 15, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday updated its guidance to help clinicians evaluate and test patients with relevant history, signs and symptoms for monkeypox