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.
Monkeypox was first named in 1958 when research monkeys in Denmark were observed to have a “pox-like” disease.
People in Orange County are frustrated they cannot make an appointment to get the monkeypox vaccine. They are completely booked in Orange County, as the demand is outpacing the supply.
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.
An infant in D.C. tested positive for monkeypox, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.