Illinois daycare worker tests positive for monkeypox, officials say, but no cases reported in children

Illinois daycare worker tests positive for monkeypox, officials say, but no cases reported in children

CNN — An Illinois daycare worker has tested positive for monkeypox, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced Friday, but no other cases have been reported there. “An adult in a nursery school in the Rantoul area has tested positive for a case of monkeypox,” department director Dr. Sameer Vohra told a news conference. “Assessment … Read more

Monkeypox is disproportionately affecting Black and Hispanic people, latest CDC breakdown shows

Monkeypox is disproportionately affecting Black and Hispanic people, latest CDC breakdown shows

CNN — A detailed analysis of monkeypox case records released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers new insight into the outbreak, which disproportionately affects men who have sex with men, especially blacks and Hispanics. There were 2,891 cases of monkeypox reported in the United States as of July 22, about … Read more

What is monkeypox and how can you stay safe while it spreads?

What is monkeypox and how can you stay safe while it spreads?

CNN — The Biden administration has declared the monkeypox outbreak in the US a public health emergency. “We are prepared to take our response to the next level to address this virus, and we urge all Americans to take this virus seriously and take responsibility for helping us confront it,” said Xavier Becerra, Secretary of … Read more

Monkeypox: Biden administration declares outbreak a public health emergency

Monkeypox: Biden administration declares outbreak a public health emergency

CNN — The Biden administration declared monkeypox a public health emergency on Thursday, with cases on the rise in the US. The announcement came during a briefing with the Department of Health and Human Services. The administration has been criticized at times for its handling of the outbreak, with some calling on the government to … Read more