A week after the WHO declared monkeypox a word health emergency (as they did with COVID) governments around the world are following suit, including the United States.
Temporary Recommendations issued by the WHO Director-General in relation to the multi-country outbreak of monkeypox
Cases in the US are approaching 10000 as vaccine acquisition ramps up.
Will we see a similar outbreak event as COVID 19? Or is monkeypox less infectious? A lot of the answer lies in to what extent monkeypox is airborne. Information pertaining to the airborne nature of the virus has been spotty, matching similar policy debacles as the COVID-19 outbreak (where many jurisdictions continue to uphold ‘old guard’ policies by not advising to the airborne nature of COVID).