Monkeypox outbreak may have peaked in US, but still widespread: officials
The virus has mainly spread among gay and bisexual men, though health officials continue to stress that anyone can be infected.
Washington DOH launches monkeypox data dashboard, cases declining statewide
The Washington State Department of Health launched an interactive monkeypox dashboard as cases decline statewide. “MPV cases are decreasing across our state, but this outbreak isn’t over yet," says Health Secretary Dr. Umair Shah.
Monkeypox cases declining in Washington, outbreak trajectory unclear
Monkeypox cases are decreasing in Washington state, likely because of a combination of factors including behavioral change and the vaccination of high-risk communities, health officials said.
Health officials: Get updated COVID-19 booster, flu shot
Health officials in Washington’s most populous county are urging people to get the new COVID-19 booster.
Infant in King County infected with monkeypox
Health officials said an infant in King County was hospitalized after testing positive for monkeypox.
Monkeypox declared a public health emergency in King County
King County Executive Dow Constantine issued a proclamation on Friday, declaring monkeypox a public health emergency in the county.
First case of pediatric monkeypox confirmed in Washington
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed the state's first case of monkeypox in a patient under the age of 18.
50,000 monkeypox vaccines set aside for gay pride events, health officials say
At least a dozen U.S. pride events are scheduled over the next two months.
Owners spread monkeypox to their dog, doctors report
Health officials are warning people who are infected with monkeypox to stay away from household pets, since the animals could be at risk of catching the virus.
WHO to rename monkeypox to avoid discrimination and stigmatization
WHO plans on having an open forum to rename monkeypox.
WHO to rename monkeypox over stigmatization concerns
Monkeypox was first named in 1958 when research monkeys in Denmark were observed to have a “pox-like” disease.
Gov. Inslee issues directive outlining monkeypox virus response in Washington
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has issued a directive to the Washington State Department of Health outlining additional steps to address the rise in monkeypox cases.
Colleges, schools discussing monkeypox precautions before school year starts
As summer comes to an end, the concern now is a continued spread of monkeypox as students are getting ready to go back to school.
Monkeypox in King County: Health estimate 20,000 people at high-risk
Public Health Seattle & King County estimates there are 20,000 people in the county who are considered high-risk for monkeypox. Another 20,000 are at moderate risk.
Hundreds line up for monkeypox vaccines at first 'community' clinic in Seattle
Saturday, hundreds of people waited in line to get vaccinated for monkeypox at one of the first community vaccination clinics to be offered in Seattle and King County.
Monkeypox in Washington: Cases doubling every week
Washington State is continuing to see a growing number of monkeypox (MPV) cases, health officials said during a Thursday news conference.
First case of monkeypox reported in Whatcom County
The Whatcom County Health Department on Wednesday said it was investigating the county's first confirmed case of monkeypox.
WHO leader: Men at risk of monkeypox should limit sex for now
The head of the World Health Organization advises men at risk of monkeypox to consider limiting sexual partners for now.
World Health Organization declares monkeypox a global emergency
Declaring a global emergency means the monkeypox outbreak is an “extraordinary event” that could spill over into more countries and requires a coordinated global response.
Monkeypox cases continue to rise in Washington
The Washington State Department of Health has reported the number of monkeypox cases is rising in the state.