New York Stresses Monkeypox Vaccine ‘Urgency’ As Cases Rise

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New York Monkeypox cases: Official cases increased from 267 to 223 on Tuesday, compared with 223 the previous day.

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New York City’s mayor stated Wednesday that the city has stressed to the US government its “urgency” in need of monkeypox vaccines due to an increase in cases.

According to the department of health, 336 infections were recorded in America’s largest metropolis. However, this is not likely to reflect the actual numbers.

Official cases increased from 267 to 223 on Tuesday, compared with 223 the previous day.

Although anyone can get monkeypox, many cases have been reported in men who have sex.

A large gay community is part of the city of nine million residents. Health authorities had to apologize for this week’s website crash that caused it to become overwhelmed by people trying to book vaccine appointments.

There were approximately 1,250 slots available, but many users of social media expressed dismay at not being able to book an appointment.

Eric Adams, Mayor of New York, stated that he had met by telephone with the US Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

He said that he had discussed with New York City’s supply problems and the need to increase vaccine access to more people in more areas through more providers and partners.

New York will receive 14500 doses of the US government’s medication this week. This is in addition to the almost 7,000 it received since June 23.

The two-dose vaccine for gay, bisexual or other men who have had sex with women is being prioritized by health services.

Monkeypox is an infectious disease that affects West and Central African countries. It causes fever and rash.

It’s similar to smallpox but is less severe. However, it can be more dangerous for immune compromised individuals. It spreads mostly through close contact.

(Except for headline, this story was not edited by NDTV staff. It is published from a syndicated feed.

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