Monkeypox Perspective

 
 

  • Monkeypox Vaccines: Q&A With the CDC's Agam Rao, MD Two vaccines are available for monkeypox. A CDC vaccine expert answers questions about their effectiveness and dosing.
  • Disparities in Monkeypox Show Missed Opportunities Monkeypox cases continue to increase across the country, and there remains great uncertainty about the future of this new public health crisis. Lessons from COVID could have prevented this crisis.
  • Monkeypox Outbreak -- Nine States, May 2022 Ongoing investigation into the recent monkeypox outbreak in the U.S. suggests person-to-person community transmission, underscoring the need for clinicians and the public to remain vigilant.
  • Monkeypox in 2022: A New Outbreak of an Old Disease This editorial presents a brief historical perspective on monkeypox and summarizes what we know about diagnosis and prevention during this current global outbreak.
  • The Public Health Workforce: Looking for a Diagnosis The public health workforce is sick.
  • Monkeypox, Langya, and, Yes, COVID-19 Although COVID-19 is still running rampant, the focus seems to be slowly switching to other infectious diseases that may be spreading faster than expected. How much should we worry?
  • Treating Monkeypox: Q&A with the CDC's John T. Brooks, MD Sexually active men who have sex with men are most at risk for infection with the virus, which can cause excruciatingly painful lesions and even scarring.
  • JYNNEOS for PreP of Persons at Risk for Orthopoxviruses The ACIP has recommended JYNNEOS over the Vaccinia virus vaccine ACAM2000 for preexposure prophylaxis of individuals with occupational exposure to orthopoxvirus.
  • How Do Emerging Threats Compare to COVID-19?   WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, speaks with Eric Topol, MD, Executive Vice President, Scripps Research, and Editor-in-Chief, Medscape, about the emerging threat of monkeypox and how it compares to that of COVID-19.
  • Monkeypox Vaccine Guidance (CDC, 2022) 2022 clinical practice guidance on monkeypox and smallpox vaccination, published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • The Monkeypox Epidemic Is Unusual: Here's How I Know An epidemiologist explains why the virus isn't an STI — and what really counts as "close contact."
  • COVID vs Monkeypox: A Tale of Two Pandemics   How do the two viruses compare? What can we expect from these contagions as they continue to spread throughout the country?
  • Monkeypox and HIV: Same but Different? The first months of the global monkeypox outbreak are reminiscent of the early HIV days.
  • Change Makers: Matt Sause on the Future of Diagnostics   Dr Whyte speaks with Matthew Sause, President and CEO of Roche Diagnostics North America, about the future of diagnostics and its role in early detection, healthcare inequities, and everyday convenience.
  • Monkeypox: Stop Testing Lesions Alone People with monkeypox can be infectious for several days before they develop lesions. Let's use the benefit of our experience with COVID-19 to combat monkeypox.
  • Update on Worldwide Monkeypox Outbreak The nonendemic outbreak of monkeypox among men who have sex with men (MSM) started on May 13, 2022, and is now a global health emergency -- so, time for an update.
  • Monkeypox: What's a Pediatrician To Do? Kristina A. Bryant, MD, considers the musts for pediatricians checking patients who may have monkeypox.
  • Monkeypox and COVID: Public Health Has to Increase Trust Public health messaging on monkeypox is full of helpful guidance. Using similar "harm reduction" messaging for COVID could increase trust.
  • Trending Clinical Topic: Monkeypox As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, concern about an unprecedented global outbreak of monkeypox has led to increased interest in prevention strategies and possible causes of the outbreak.
  • We Should Vaccinate Gay and Bisexual Men for Monkeypox Now The nonendemic outbreak of monkeypox among men who have sex with men (MSM) continues to spread: We have a ready intervention (the monkeypox vaccine), and it's time to mass vaccinate MSM.