Monkeypox outbreak: headlines

– President Biden responds to media question on monkeypox: “We’re working on it hard to figure out what we do and what vaccine, if any, may be available for it. But it is a concern in the sense that if it were to spread, it’s consequential.”

– As of Saturday 21 May, the WHO is reporting that twelve non-endemic countries have reported 92 cases with an additional 28 suspected cases under examination.

– US government orders $119 million of smallpox vaccine Jynneos – does it protect against monkeypox?

Helpful information & links:

Monkeypox symptoms: fever, malaise, headache, and sometimes sore throat and cough, and lymphadenopathy.

Everything you need to know about Monkeypox.

Mokeypox: How does it spread? Does it require sexual contact?

Where are cases being confirmed?

– Australia confirms first case via traveller from UK

– Second and third cases confirmed in Germany

– New cases detected in Netherlands, Belgium and Italy

– Authorities in Madrid, Spain close sauna linked to majority of infections

US case “poses no risk to the public”, Massachusetts Department of Health says