WHO Reports 21% Global Decline In Monkeypox Cases

The Associated Press reports:

The number of monkeypox cases reported globally dropped by 21% in the last week, reversing a month-long trend of rising infections and a possible signal the outbreak in Europe may be starting to decline, according to a World Health Organization report issued Thursday.

British health authorities said last week after seeing a decline in the number of new cases getting reported daily that there were “early signs” the country’s monkeypox outbreak was slowing.

WHO’s latest report said 98% of cases are in men and of those who reported sexual orientation, 96% are in men who have sex with men. Among the monkeypox cases in which the HIV status of patients was known, 45% were infected with HIV.

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Yesterday New York City’s Department of Health noted a “pretty steep decline” in new cases, which the city’s top doctor attributed to “behavior modification.”

New York City’s latest offering of 12,000 vaccine appointments were gobbled up last night in under an hour.