CDC to release some Jynneos vaccines for monkeypox
Why it matters: Monkeybox is not likely to cause a global pandemic like COVID did, but confirmed cases in at least 12 countries have spurred concern about the spread of infections.
- Monkeypox can be transmitted by droplets and via close contact with infected skin lesions or contaminated materials.
Details: The U.S. has over 1,000 Jynneos doses in its national stockpile, CDC officials said Monday.
- Rollout is expected to ramp up quickly in the coming weeks, per Reuters.
- Jynneos is licensed in the United States to prevent monkeypox and smallpox.
The big picture: There are currently no specific treatments available for monkeypox, according to the CDC.