Biden Says Monkeypox Is ‘Something Everybody Should Be Concerned About’

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President Joe Biden said Sunday that the monkeypox outbreak was “something that everybody should be concerned about,” and the US was looking into what vaccines might be available to protect people from the virus.

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“They haven’t told me the level of exposure yet, but it is something that everybody should be concerned about,” Biden told reporters traveling with him on his trip to Asia, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal, “We’re working on it hard to figure out what we do and what vaccine, if any, might be available for it. It is a concern in that if it were to spread, it would be consequential.”

The World Health Organization said Saturday in a statement that recent outbreaks have been reported across 12 countries “that are not endemic for monkeypox virus,” or in countries where the virus usually isn’t found. The virus is usually found in West and Central Africa.

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As of Saturday, the WHO said there have been 92 cases confirmed in a laboratory, and 28 suspected cases of monkeypox with ongoing investigations. No deaths from monkeypox have been reported, the WHO said.

The WHO said cases mainly “but not exclusively” have been identified among men who have sex with men. Those with the virus have sought care in primary care and sexual health clinics.

National security adviser, Jake Sullivan, said Sunday there was “a vaccine that is relevant to treating” the virus.

“We have vaccine available to be deployed for that purpose,” Sullivan said in a press briefing aboard Air Force One.

Write to Joe Woelfel at [email protected]

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