DHS expands monkeypox vaccine eligibility

MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has again expanded eligibility for the monkeypox vaccine. Gay and bisexual men, trans men and women, gender non-conforming individuals and non-binary individuals who have received a new diagnosis of sexually transmitted…

Wisconsin DHS launches webpage for monkeypox data

MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin Department of Health Services launched a new webpage Wednesday designed to help track data on monkeypox cases in the state. The page shows how many cases have been confirmed in each county, gives information on…

PHMDC opening monkeypox vaccination clinic

Vaccination efforts will prioritize those at highest risk

MADISON, Wis. -- Public Health Madison & Dane County is opening a monkeypox vaccination clinic starting Monday. The clinic will be open by appointment only and will have limited hours on weekdays, the agency said Thursday. RELATED: LGBTQ+ community worries…

LGBTQ+ community worries about monkeypox stigma

MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced new expanded eligibility for the monkeypox vaccine, something one group in particular has been desperately waiting for. The shot will…

UN health agency chief declares monkeypox a global emergency

The chief of the World Health Organization said the expanding monkeypox outbreak in more than 70 countries is an “extraordinary” situation that now qualifies as a global emergency, a declaration Saturday that could spur further investment in treating the once-rare disease and worsen the scramble for scarce vaccines.

Nigeria to investigate rare monkeypox cases in UK

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) is working with Public Health England to investigate two cases of monkeypox diagnosed in the UK this week, in patients who had recently traveled to the west African nation.