FDA adopts new Monkeypox vaccine policy to stretch supplies

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday announced a new policy for administering the monkeypox vaccine that would use one-fifth of the normal dose. The continued spread of the virus is outstripping the availability of the current vaccine supply, the agency said. Photo: Patrick T. Fallon/AFP/Getty Images

US declares monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency – Tampa Bay Now

WASHINGTON (CBS News) — The Biden administration is declaring a public health emergency for the monkeypox outbreak in the United States, which now counts more infections from the virus than any other country in the world. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra announced the decision at a briefing with top public health officials Thursday. … Read more

WHO declares monkeypox a global health emergency – National

Monkeypox outbreaks are now considered a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced Saturday at a virtual press conference. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the decision comes as monkeypox outbreaks have met “the five elements of the International Health Regulations (IHR)” which decide whether an outbreak constitutes a global … Read more

Daily Mail: WHO plans to declare global health emergency over monkeypox

The World Health Organization may declare the monkeypox outbreak a global health emergency after asking experts to meet again as cases continue to rise. And the newspaper said figures from the UK Health Security Agency could show there are 1,735 cases of monkeypox in Britain. What you don’t know about monkeypox The World Health Organization … Read more