New York, Jul 26 – The number of cases of monkeypox registered in the state of New York has stood at 1,092, almost a third of the infections registered in the United States, where the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Diseases (CDC) have detected 3,487 cases.
The New York State Department of Health warns on its website that the number of cases may be “much higher” than the official number.
The state of New York assures that “current cases are spread mainly among the social networks of homosexuals, bisexuals and other men who have sex with men.”
In this sense, he warns that men who have sex with men and “have multiple or anonymous sexual partners, have a high probability of exposure.”
The government coordinator for the response to covid-19, Ashish Jha, showed this Sunday his confidence that the increase in vaccines and detection tests will contain the current outbreak.
“We’ve stepped up vaccinations, treatments and testing, and we’re going to continue to look at all sorts of possibilities. Right now I think we can contain it, but obviously if we need new tools we’ll turn to them,” Jah said last Sunday on CBS. .
At the moment, according to their data, the country has the capacity to carry out 80,000 tests a week and has “more than 300,000 vaccines”, to which “hundreds of thousands will be added in the coming days and weeks”.
Last Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted that this week the first two cases of monkeypox in children had been detected.
“I think monkeypox can be contained. Absolutely. And the way to do that is with a very simple and straightforward strategy, which is to make testing accessible. We’ve done that. And now it’s much more prevalent and commonplace.” , Jha said today on “Face the Nation.”
For the United States, “a coordinated and international response is essential to stop the expansion of monkeypox, protect communities at higher risk of contracting the disease and combat the current outbreak,” as Raj Panjabi had said this Saturday, director of pandemic response at the White House National Security Council.