Monkeypox Outbreak Dashboard

Last updated September 18th, 2022

### Monkeypox Outbreak There are currently **{total_daily}** confirmed cases of Monkeypox globally. Monkeypox is viral zoonotic disease that occurs primarily in tropical rainforest areas of central and west Africa and has recently spread globally. Monkeypox can be transmitted between humans through close physical contact (eg. contact with lesions, body fluids, respiratory droplets, and contaminated materials such as bedding). Right now, cases are primarily clustered among men who have sex with other men, but anyone can catch the virus. Monkeypox is usually not lethal but can be extremely painful. Common symptoms include a fever and a painful rash / lesions that last 2-4 weeks. Monkeypox is not a new disease - but its recent rapid spread has caused international alarm with WHO declaring the recent Monkeypox outbreak a Global Health Emergency on July 23rd, 2022. ### Monkeypox in the United States The United States currently has **{total_daily}** confirmed monkeypox cases - the most in the world. Monkeypox vaccines are currently in [short supply](https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/15/health/monkeypox-vaccine-supply.html) so at risk populations including those who have been already exposed and men having sex with men are currently being prioritized. ### U.S. Declares Monkeypox a National Health Emergency *Aug 4th, 2022* - The Biden Administration declared Monkeypox a National Health Emergency meaning it now represents a significant risk to Americans. This announcement gives power to federal agencies to quickly develop vaccines and drugs and use of emergency funding to help manage the outbreak. ### Monkeypox in Canada Canada has **{total_daily}** confirmed cases of Monkeypox. In Canada, adults who are 18-year-old and older are eligible for the IMVAMUNE vaccine, which was initially developed for smallpox. [Health officials in Montreal](https://globalnews.ca/news/9035914/monkeypox-canada-aug-3/) are encouraging men who have sex with men are encouraged to get vaccinated against monkeypox instead of limiting the number of people they have sex with. ### Credits This dashboard is developed and maintained by [Ona](https://ona.io) as part of its Global Health Initiative (GHI). The goal of GHI is to use data to help shed light on important global health challenges. Global Monkeypox data is compiled by [Global.Health](https://global.health/) and can be found [here](https://github.com/globaldothealth/monkeypox). * **United States** - CDC [website](https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/response/2022/us-map.html) * **Canada** - [Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)](https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/monkeypox.html)