The US is under-reacting to Monkeypox

Yesterday, a CDC panel discussed whether smallpox vaccines should be offered more widely as a preventative measure against monkeypox. The jury made no decision. But putting those shots in the arms of patients, and particularly gay and bisexual men, is an urgent matter. From May 13more than 3,300 cases of monkeypox has been reported in … Read more

We should vaccinate gay and bisexual men for Monkeypox now

In this Medscape blog I previously reported on the history of the current monkeypox epidemic among mainly men who have sex with men (MSM). As we have discussed, a major monkeypox epidemic is underway in the UK, Europe, Australia, Canada, the United States and other countries. Prior to this outbreak, monkeypox had usually been reported … Read more

The UK has the most confirmed cases of monkeypox in the world

The tube labeled “Monkeypox virus positive” is seen in this illustration taken May 22, 2022. [Photo/Agencies] The number of Monkeypox cases continues to rise in the UK, prompting health authorities to issue warnings ahead of summer events and festivals that could spread the virus further. The UK Health Safety Agency, or UKHSA, said 50 cases … Read more