US plans end to monkeypox public health emergency in January

The federal government plans to end in January the public health emergency it declared earlier this year after an outbreak of mpox infected more than 29,000 people across the U.S.…

Monkeypox Has a New Name: Mpox

The World Health Organization, responding to complaints that the word monkeypox conjures up racist tropes and stigmatizes patients, is recommending that the name of the disease be changed to mpox.…

In Women and Nonbinary People, Monkeypox Cases May Have Been Missed

In the monkeypox outbreak that unspooled this summer in the United States and dozens of other countries, men who have sex with men were the most at risk. But thousands…

Monkeypox may spread before symptoms start, study suggests

CNN  —  More than half of monkeypox cases in the current outbreak may have been passed to others before symptoms appeared, according to a new modeling study from the United…

Monkeypox has ‘tragic’ outcomes in patients with HIV, CDC report finds

CNN  —  Monkeypox can have “devastating outcomes” on severely immunocompromised patients such as those with untreated HIV, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. New research published…

Six people who tested positive for monkeypox have died, health departments confirm

CNN  —  Six people who tested positive for monkeypox – two in New York City, two in Chicago, one in Nevada and one in Maryland – have died, local health…

US monkeypox deaths are rare, but here’s why they can be difficult to confirm

CNN  —  There have been more than 25,000 monkeypox cases in the United States during the current outbreak, and deaths among monkeypox patients are rare. Among the few reported, it…

CDC warns of severe illnesses from monkeypox as Ohio reports death of a monkeypox patient

CNN  —  The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new warning to health care providers Thursday about severe illnesses in people with monkeypox. The alert comes as…

Monkeypox in the United States Fast Facts

Monkeypox is a poxvirus. It generally causes pimple- or blister-like lesions and flu-like symptoms such as fever. The disease is rarely fatal. Monkeypox spreads through close contact. This includes direct…

Monkeypox outbreak slowing in the US, but health leaders say critical challenges remain

CNN  —  New monkeypox cases in the United States have been steadily dropping in recent weeks, with cases reported in the first week of September cut to about half of…