Aug 11, 2022 - Health

U.S. surpasses 10,000 monkeypox cases, CDC confirms

Data: CDC, U.S. Census; Chart: Erin Davis/Axios Visuals

The U.S. has surpassed 10,000 monkeypox cases, the CDC confirmed.

Why it matters: The milestone comes as the U.S. government begins a strategy of stretching its available monkeypox vaccine doses.

What to watch: Monkeypox may soon have a new name. The World Health Organization plans to give the virus a new moniker amid concerns it may be discriminatory and may not accurately describe its origins, The Hill reports.

  • STAT's Helen Branswell recently gave a great explainer about the complicated campaign to change the name.

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