HISD undergoing deep cleaning at an elementary school with 1 confirmed monkeypox case

Saturday, November 19, 2022 3:16AM HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The Houston Independent School district confirmed on Friday that someone at an east Houston elementary school tested positive for monkeypox. The school district released a statement saying R.P. Harris Elementary will undergo a deep cleaning, per the HISD Smart Start Plan. HISD said they notified the … Read more

Chicago Announces First 2 Monkeypox Deaths

Two Chicagoans have died after testing positive for the monkeypox virus, the city’s first such fatalities stemming from the worldwide outbreak, the Chicago Department of Public Health announced Friday. Both individuals who died had been hospitalized after being diagnosed with monkeypox more than six weeks ago and had multiple other health conditions, according to a … Read more

Some officials now say monkeypox elimination unlikely in US

NEW YORK — Some U.S. health officials are conceding that monkeypox is probably not going away anytime soon. The disease’s spread is slowing but the virus is so widespread that elimination is unlikely, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. That conclusion was in a recent CDC report, and echoed Friday by Marc Lipsitch, … Read more

Monkeypox Cases Among Black, Latinx Chicagoans Highlights Vaccine Inequity, Experts Say

While monkeypox cases have gone down in Chicago since the peak in late July, they are going up proportionately among Black and Latinx Chicagoans, according to city data. “You can see that week over week a larger percentage of cases now are in Black Chicagoans,” said Dr. Allison Arwady, commissioner of the Chicago Department of … Read more

2nd case of monkeypox confirmed at Ridge Point High School in 2 weeks, Fort Bend ISD reports

MISSOURI CITY, Texas (KTRK) — For the second time in two weeks, a Missouri City school has reported a confirmed case on campus, according to Fort Bend ISD. The video above is from a previous report. On Thursday, parents and staff of Ridge Point High School were notified of the positive test results and were … Read more

FDA warns monkeypox could mutate if antiviral drug is overused

White House debuts new monkeypox vaccine plan White House unveils new monkeypox vaccine equity plan 04:55 The monkeypox virus is only one mutation away from evading a key antiviral drug being used to treat at-risk patients, federal health officials are now warning — and they’re urging doctors to be “judicious” in prescribing the sought-after treatment.  … Read more

L.A. County confirms 1st monkeypox death

Los Angeles County health officials confirmed on Monday the first death due to monkeypox in a local resident. The death is also believed to be the first in the U.S. from the disease but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not yet confirmed any U.S. deaths, the Associated Press reports. A CDC spokesperson … Read more