U.S. monkeypox cases exceed 10,000

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  • According to the latest data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the recent monkeypox outbreak has led to 10,392 cases as of Wednesday.
  • The country has added 900 cases on Wednesday alone per the Our World in Data project, a public online data hub based at the University of Oxford.
  • The U.S. has averaged about 537 cases over the past seven days compared to nearly 979 globally, where the cumulative case count has reached 33,409, including 12 deaths.
  • In the latest outbreak, monkeypox, a rare viral disease endemic in Africa, has caused infections mostly among men who have sex with men.
  • The Biden administration declared the current monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency last week in a bid to free up emergency funds and raise awareness.
  • Vaccine developers targeting monkeypox: Bavarian Nordic (OTCPK:BVNKF) (OTCPK:BVNRY), Emergent BioSolutions (EBS), Chimerix (CMRX)
  • Monkeypox test makers: Co-Diagnostics (CODX), Roche (OTCQX:RHHBY) (OTCQX:RHHBF), Applied DNA Sciences (APDN), Virax Biolabs Group (VRAX)
  • Developers of therapeutics for monkeypox: GeoVax Labs (GOVX), SIGA Technologies (NASDAQ:SIGA), and Tonix Pharmaceuticals (TNXP)
  • The World Health Organization declared monkeypox a global health emergency in late July.

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