LA County confirms local transmission of monkeypox – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

“While supplies of monkeypox vaccine are limited, Public Health is offering the JYNNEOS vaccine in a targeted manner to reach individuals at higher risk of monkeypox,” the agency said in a press release. “This includes people who are known close contacts to someone diagnosed with monkeypox and individuals who attended an event where they may have had skin-to-skin contact with someone who later tested positive for monkeypox virus.

“The vaccine is being used in these cases,” the coounty Department of Public Health added, “to reduce the risk of developing monkeypox.”

The infection spreads through contact with bodily fluids, monkeypox sores or shared items, such as bedding or clothing, that were contaminated with fluids, health officials said.

 

Source: LA County confirms local transmission of monkeypox – San Gabriel Valley Tribune