Going to the Ekka? Here are the best ways to avoid getting sick with COVID-19, monkeypox or the flu

As throngs of people flock to the Ekka showgrounds, authorities are concerned about a potential spike in COVID-19 and influenza cases in the Queensland community. A string of illnesses remain in the community with COVID cases still high, the flu season not yet over and cases of monkeypox being reported interstate. With some 1,300 head of … Read more

Kansas doctor shares perspective on monkeypox outbreak, polio case in U.S.

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – A global monkeypox outbreak hit the U.S. in recent months while doctors in New York confirmed the United State’s first case of polio in nearly a decade. While Kansas has only one known confirmed monkeypox case, doctors say it’s only a matter of time before that number rises with neighboring states … Read more

Health officials walk fine line as monkeypox swells within LGBT community

State and city governments are walking a fine line as they move to confront the monkeypox outbreak, trying to spread awareness of the disease — which has thus far predominantly affected men who have sex with men — while avoiding stigmas.   “The tightrope you’re trying to walk is making sure that people don’t see it as just … Read more

Gottlieb says U.S. needs to boost monkeypox testing "substantially" – Face the Nation

Gottlieb says U.S. needs to boost monkeypox testing “substantially”  Face the Nation Opinion | The U.S. has failed to contain monkeypox. That should not have happened.  The Washington Post Monkeypox, What It Is, Who It Affects And What You Can Do To Protect Yourself  MSNBC How does monkeypox spread?  Slate Explainer: Monkeypox in the U.S.: Where could it spread … Read more

Arizona man details his monkeypox diagnosis as cases rise in the country

Arizona man details his monkeypox diagnosis as cases rise in the country PHOENIX – Monkeypox cases are on the rise in the Phoenix area and across the nation, and the Biden administration recently declared the outbreak a public health emergency. More than a hundred cases of monkeypox have been reported in Arizona and getting the … Read more

More than 550 vaccinated at Wake County monkeypox clinic :: WRAL.com

By Adam Owens, WRAL anchor/reporter Raleigh, N.C. — A monkeypox vaccine clinic in Wake County accommodated 559 people Saturday, running out of all doses available for the event. The Public Health clinic was supposed to run until 3 p.m., but the county said it was vaccinating those in line until past 4 p.m. Some lined … Read more

Adult at Illinois day care tests positive for monkeypox – ABC News

Adult at Illinois day care tests positive for monkeypox  ABC News Illinois daycare worker tests positive for monkeypox, children and other staff potentially exposed  Fox News Rural Illinois Daycare Worker Tests Positive For Monkeypox  NBC News CUPHD investigates a case of monkeypox at Rantoul daycare  WAND Illinois investigating adult case of monkeypox close to Champaign-area daycare  WQAD News 8 View … Read more

First monkeypox case confirmed in Leon County

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – The Florida Department of Health in Leon County has confirmed its first monkeypox infection in a county resident, according to a news release. DOH Leon said Saturday that it is currently conducting investigations to notify possible exposures. It is also offering the monkeypox vaccine to high-risk groups as doses become available. … Read more

DC Health provides weekly monkeypox vaccination clinics for eligible residents

DC opens weekly monkeypox vaccination clinics D.C. residents hoping to get vaccinated against monkeypox lined up Friday on the first day of the District offering weekly vaccination clinics at three locations in the city. WASHINGTON – D.C. Health officials will be hosting walk-up monkeypox vaccination clinics at three separate locations throughout the District on Fridays. … Read more