What to know about monkeypox now: Brown University experts weigh in

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Even before the U.S. had emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic, the country’s first case of the monkeypox virus was reported in May 2022. In late July, the World Health Organization declared the ongoing monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency, and in early August, the U.S. government followed suit.

Over the past few months, the monkeypox outbreak has both offered opportunities to apply lessons learned from COVID and presented its own unique challenges. Although the U.S. is currently seeing a decline in cases, the outbreak continues to affect patients both domestically and abroad.

Scholars from Brown’s School of Public Health and Warren Alpert Medical School offered some key facts and insights on this complicated public health issue. KEEP READING