We Should Vaccinate Gay and Bisexual Men for Monkeypox Now

We Should Vaccinate Gay and Bisexual Men for Monkeypox Now

I previously reported on the history of the current outbreak of monkeypox among mainly men who have sex with men (MSM) in this Medscape blog. As we discussed, there is a large monkeypox outbreak going on across the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, Canada, the United States, and other countries. Prior to this outbreak, monkeypox had usually been reported from West and Central Africa (regions in which the infection was previously called endemic) or in travelers from this region. However, from May 13 to June 22, 2022, over 3100 cases have now been reported in 58 nonendemic countries, mainly among MSM, with no signs of abatement. Moreover, testing for monkeypox is cumbersome. Optimal diagnostic samples for monkeypox are from skin lesions, where a pustule is actually unroofed (the top is taken …
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