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White House Orders 500,000 Effective Vaccine against Monkeypox Doses

Sat 11 Jun 2022 | 02:07 PM
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The White House announced that it ordered 500,000 doses of vaccine effective against Monkeypox vaccines after the outbreak of the virus globally, media agencies reported on Saturday.

Authorities explained that the US demanded thousands of doses of a smallpox vaccine cold Jynneos which is also effective for the Monkeypox.

In the same context, it was revealed that the US has 72000 doses of the vaccine, and more 300,000 will be delivered in the upcoming weeks.

Yesterday, the first case among US Military Service Members was announced on Friday after the infection of an active member in the US military based in Stuttgart, Germany was confirmed.

The statement of US European Command Spokesperson Captain William Speaks said in his statement that the agent “recently tested positive for monkeypox.”

He added: “The inpidual was seen and treated at the Stuttgart Army Health clinic and is currently in isolation recovering in their quarters off-base.”

Shortly, Speaks continued: “Public health officials have determined that the risk to the overall population is very low. As a precautionary measure, contact tracing is being done for clinic staff who interacted with the patient. The case in Stuttgart is of the West African strain, which is generally mild and human-to-human transmission is limited.”

It is worthy to mention that the number of confirmed Monkeypox cases in the US surpassed 45 cases, according to a statement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday.

According to the CDC data, there are at least 15 states, alongside the District of Columbia.

In addition, there are 1,356 cases of monkeypox and orthopoxvirus — the same group of viruses that the Monkeypox belongs to — in 31 countries where the monkeypox is not endemic, the CDC also reported.