Jynneos vaccine offers strong protection against mpox infection: CDC

Vaccination with the Jynneos smallpox vaccine was found to offer strong protection against mpox infection after one or two doses, according to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), providing some of the first clinical evidence on the efficacy of the shot used to fight back against the mpox outbreak … Read more

Health Care — Planned Parenthood launches mobile abortion clinic

In a year of sports scandals, one involving competitive fishing may actually result in jail time. And it gave us the all-time exclamation: “We got weights in fish!”  In health news, Planned Parenthood is launching a mobile clinic in Illinois to bring abortion care to red state borders. An affiliated group is also out with a new ad … Read more

CDC has ‘moderate confidence’ that monkeypox cases will keep falling or plateau

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says it has “moderate” confidence that the rate of monkeypox cases in the U.S. will continue to decline or hit a plateau in the next two weeks. In its latest technical report on the monkeypox outbreak, the CDC listed three possible directions in which cases could go. … Read more

Health Care — CDC suggests monkeypox vaccine reduces infection

Last night, Lizzo played a crystal flute that once belonged to former President James Madison, becoming the first person to use the instrument in more than 200 years.  Very early data from the CDC appears to show the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine reduces the risk of infection. Welcome to Overnight Health Care, where we’re following the latest moves … Read more

CDC: early figures show unvaccinated at much higher risk for monkeypox

People who were eligible for a monkeypox vaccine but did not receive one were about 14 times more likely to become infected than those who were vaccinated, according to preliminary data released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While extremely limited, the figures offer an initial look at the effectiveness of … Read more

Biden’s request for emergency COVID, monkeypox funds missing from funding bill

A White House request for emergency funding to support coronavirus and monkeypox response efforts is missing from the recent must-pass spending bill rolled out by Senate Democrats after staunch GOP opposition.  The White House pushed for billions in funding to bolster those efforts as part of a short-term funding bill Congress is aiming to pass … Read more

Monkeypox Doesn’t Need to Be Renamed

Updated at 5:35 p.m. ET on August 18, 2022 Joseph Osmundson, a microbiologist at NYU, was walking home recently in New York City when a stranger abruptly shouted “Monkeypox!” at him. He wasn’t infected with the virus, which has been spreading largely through intimate contact between men, nor did he have the characteristic skin lesions. … Read more

Monkeypox Outbreak Slows as Feds Promise Action, Outreach

Sept. 15, 2022 – The number of Americans newly diagnosed with monkeypox has decreased by about 50% since early August, White House and other federal health officials announced Thursday. Although the overall picture is improving, there are still some areas in the U.S. seeing increasing infection numbers. For this and other reasons, the CDC plans … Read more

STD cases soar as officials call for more prevention efforts

Doctor on monkeypox, polio concerns Dr. Céline Gounder on decline in monkeypox cases, concerns about spread of polio 04:24 Sharply rising cases of some sexually transmitted diseases — including a 26% rise in new syphilis infections reported last year — are prompting U.S. health officials to call for new prevention and treatment efforts. “It is … Read more