• What to Know About the Monkeypox Drug TPOXX-And Why It's So Hard to Get

    1 month ago - By Time

    Monkeypox, which federal officials declared a public health emergency on August 4, is not as contagious as the other ongoing public health emergency in the U.S.: COVID-19. Monkeypox primarily spreads through contact with infected skin lesions. Theoretically, containing monkeypox should therefore be more feasible, as long as testing , vaccines , and treatments are accessible. But in reality, the rollouts of all three approaches have faced major challenges. Getting the antiviral drug tecovirimat, also known as TPOXX, is particularly difficult .
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  • As monkeypox spreads, university campuses prepare for another outbreak

    1 month ago - By STAT

    Public health experts are urging universities to prepare for the arrival of monkeypox before students return to campus in the coming weeks.
    As the current outbreak has rapidly spread around the U.S., five campuses already confirmed cases this summer, even with most students away. Monkeypox is a viral infection that is primarily transmitted through close skin-to-skin contact. It is currently concentrated among communities of gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men, but it is not limited to those populations. Schools need to develop a clear communication strategy and plan to...
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