New York City (NYC) health officials are reporting 639 monkeypox cases (tested positive for orthopoxvirus/monkeypox) through today.
Cases in NYC are increasing, and there are likely many more cases that have not been diagnosed, officials note.
The current cases are primarily spreading among social networks of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM), although anyone can get and spread monkeypox.
Today, NYC Health Commissioner, Dr. Ashwin Vasan said via Twitter: NYC will receive 25,693 doses for its next vaccine allocation. We will have more information on distribution and when appointments will be made available in the coming days, after vaccine has been delivered to the City.
We appreciate the additional vaccines from the federal government and continue to push for more doses to be allocated to NYC, which is the current epicenter of the monkeypox outbreak in the U.S.
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