The Biden administration is allowing the shot to be given between layers of skin — a method that only requires a fifth of the full dose — in order to increase vaccinations and slow the outbreak.
Concern is growing around the metro Atlanta area as monkeypox cases continue to climb. Georgia has 625 confirmed cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: After the FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago, it's still unclear if findings could affect the Fulton County probe. Plus, the three men who murdered #AhmaudArbery will serve their time in state prison. And we'll take a look at where monkeypox cases stand across the state.
Wastewater testing has proved a reliable early alarm bell for COVID-19 outbreaks. U.S. researchers are now adapting the approach to track the explosive spread of monkeypox, and maybe other viruses.
Is it a sexually transmitted disease? Can you get it on a crowded bus? Trying on clothes? We talk to specialists about how this virus is transmitted and what kinds of precautions are warranted.
Declaring a public health emergency can free up resources to help the administration respond to the monkeypox outbreak. So far more than 6,000 people in the U.S. have been infected.
Monkeypox cases in California, Illinois and New York make up nearly half of the nationwide total. The governors in those states have all declared a state of emergency to help address the outbreaks.
More doses of the vaccine to prevent monkeypox are on the way as cases rise in Georgia. The initial shipment of nearly 14,000 shots is already gone.
The Georgia Department of Revenue issued guidance that added an unborn child with a "detectable heartbeat" to the definition of a dependent.
Georgia expects to receive more than 34,000 doses of the monkeypox vaccine over the next month and a half.
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham is challenging a subpoena to testify before a special grand jury in Fulton County.
Scientists call the name "discriminatory and stigmatizing." The World Health Organization agrees. But no progress has been made on finding a new name. And some say the name doesn't need changing.
A lack of funding in core public health programs slowed the response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and exacerbated its impact, according to a new report from Trust for America's Health — and the pattern is repeating in the latest monkeypox outbreak.
Though doctors and advocates have helped speed up access to the antiviral pills – of which the U.S. has enough to treat 1.7 million people – health providers are few and forms are still required.
The country's monkeypox outbreak can still be stopped, U.S. health officials said Thursday, despite rising case numbers and so far limited vaccine supplies.
The mayor's announcement allows officials to mobilize personnel and resources and cut through red tape to get ahead of a public health crisis reminiscent of the AIDS epidemic that devastated the city.
The number of confirmed monkeypox cases in Georgia has more than doubled since July 15, with 213 confirmed cases as of Monday, with the majority of infections transmitted by skin-to-skin contact by men who had sex with other men.