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Gay members of Congress worried about mpox outbreak ask for data in letter to Joe Biden (exclusive)

Reps. Ritchie Torres and Mark Pocan sent a letter to the president and Health and Human Services Secretary to learn what the administration is doing to prepare against a potentially worse mpox outbreak.

The federal government failed on mpox. Ritchie Torres's new bill addresses that (exclusive)

A new Government Accountability Office report highlights significant flaws in the federal handling of the mpox outbreak, emphasizing the need for a more unified public health response system to tackle future health emergencies better.

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Jynneos mpox vaccine now commercially available ahead of Pride Month

It’s now possible to get the previously scarce and complicated-to-access vaccine at one’s local pharmacy.

Navigating Mpox: How to Prepare for Pride Season

A year after the painful infection surfaced in the U.S., Biden administration officials are confident they can keep the virus under control with the public’s help.

90 Percent of Mpox-Related Deaths Were Black Men With Weakened Immune Systems: CDC

Forty-two people in the U.S. have died from mpox, formerly known as monkeypox.

Meet the Gay Combat Vet Who Will Run the American Medical Association

Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld on LGBTQ+ health and his plans to protect trans and queer youth.

Mpox Is Almost Gone in the US, Leaving Lessons & Mysteries Behind

More than 300,000 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with the virus, including 23 who died.

Monkeypox Emergency Declaration to End in January, Biden Admin Says

The U.S. has reported 17 deaths from the virus and almost 30,000 cases.

Monkeypox: WHO Settles on New Name for the Virus

Scientists and health experts wanted to rename "monkeypox" to combat the homophobic and racist stigma attached to the virus.

Six Monkeypox Patients Have Died

Local health departments in four states say six people who had tested positive for the virus have died.

Unvaccinated People 14 Times More Likely to Get Monkeypox

The data marks an important milestone in the administration's fight against monkeypox, particularly given the unprecedented nature of this year's outbreak.

Monkeypox Cases Are Down Nationally but Up in Communities of Color

The White House announced a new program aimed at reaching communities of color with education, vaccination, and treatment of monkeypox in order to ensure health care access equity.