School is almost back in session in D.C., Maryland and Virginia, and after years of worrying about COVID-19, many students and parents are now wondering whether they should be concerned about monkeypox as well.
WHO plans on having an open forum to rename monkeypox.
Monkeypox was first named in 1958 when research monkeys in Denmark were observed to have a “pox-like” disease.
Health officials in D.C. announced Friday that the District's eligibility for the monkeypox vaccine is being expanded to include more people who visit the city.
While the coronavirus pandemic seems to be winding down, children going back to school could face a new risk this year, the monkeypox virus.
D.C. Health officials will be hosting walk-up monkeypox vaccination clinics at three separate locations throughout the District on Fridays.
More than 250 cases of monkeypox have been reported across the District, according to the CDC.
A new clinic to administer monkeypox vaccines is opening in the District Monday.
More doses of the monkeypox vaccine are now available in the District as D.C. Health officials shift focus to distribution efforts.
Dr. Amira Roess from George Mason University joins Fox 5 DC to discuss the new health emergency
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.
A limited number of Residents of Montgomery County, MD will have access to Monkeypox vaccines according to the county's health department. Officials are focusing on residents who are at the highest risk of contracting the virus.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser addressed the District's monkeypox outbreak after more than 120 cases have been reported. This makes D.C. the city with the highest rate of monkeypox per capita in the United States.
The number of confirmed monkeypox infections across D.C., Maryland, and Virginia continues rise as cases in the region are now nearing 200.
The update comes amid soaring demand for the shots in New York City, California and other parts of the U.S.
On top of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, residents in the District, Virginia, and Maryland continue to worry about an increase of Monkeypox infection cases and a lack of available vaccinations to prevent developing symptoms of the virus.
Health officials have reported nearly 100 Monkeypox cases in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.