More than 17,000 monkeypox cases have been confirmed in the United States, according to the latest data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
A total of 17,432 known monkeypox cases had been reported nationwide as of Friday, the Xinhua News Agency reported, citing CDC data.
New York had the most cases with 3,124, followed by California with 3,291 and Florida with 1,739, according to CDC data.
So far, the United States has the highest number of monkeypox cases in the world.
Monkeypox cases are still rising nationwide, but the rate of outbreaks appears to be slowing, said CDC Director Rochelle Wallenski.
An additional monkeypox vaccine could be made available to the public as early as September, US officials said, according to a CBS News report.
The Biden administration has faced criticism in its response to the monkeypox outbreak, including its inability to order enough vaccines, expedite treatment and make available tests to stop the outbreak.
“We could have contained monkeypox. Monkeypox was detected early, tested, and had a safe vaccine and effective treatment. But public health care The system is chronically underfunded, often lacking even basic supplies such as testing swabs and syringes, and has been depleted for two. , failed this most basic test,” says The Hill’s report.
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