Monkeypox cases are on the rise in the Phoenix area and a man who was recently diagnosed with the illness is detailing his experience.
Even though health experts say the monkeypox virus is largely impacting a certain population, the grim reality is anyone can catch it.
APH says it is monitoring dozens of presumptive and confirmed monkeypox cases in the community.
In a statement, Mayor Eric Adams and Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan declared that the city's monkeypox outbreak was a "public health emergency" in order to fight the spread of the virus.
The incubation period for monkeypox is up to 21 days.
The head of the World Health Organization advises men at risk of monkeypox to consider limiting sexual partners for now.
The current monkeypox outbreak is the second in the U.S., but by far the largest. Here’s what you need to know about the virus.
Declaring a global emergency means the monkeypox outbreak is an “extraordinary event” that could spill over into more countries and requires a coordinated global response.
An infant in D.C. tested positive for monkeypox, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The update comes amid soaring demand for the shots in New York City, California and other parts of the U.S.
High-risk groups include those who are immunocompromised, pregnant women, and young children. Monkeypox can also more severely affect those with skin conditions.
The Williamson County resident got the infection while traveling outside the county. They did not have any close contact while infectious, did not require hospitalization and are isolating at home.
As of Tuesday, six monkeypox cases and seven presumptive cases were confirmed in Austin-Travis County. The illness typically lasts for 2−4 weeks.