November 2022

U.S. Monkeypox Updates

The current monkeypox (MPX) situation continues to evolve.

The risk of MPX to the general public is currently very low based on the information available. While MPX can infect anyone, most of the cases associated with the 2022 outbreak have occurred among persons self-identifying as men who have sex with men (MSM).

Source: California Dept. of Public Health

October 2022

U.S. Monkeypox Updates

At this time, data suggest that gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men make up the majority of cases in the current monkeypox outbreak. However, anyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, who has been in close, personal contact with someone who has monkeypox is at risk. Take steps to prevent getting monkeypox. If you have any symptoms of monkeypox, talk to a healthcare provider.

Total US Cases: 26,049

Total US Deaths: 02

Total Global Cases: 68,874

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -

September 2022

U.S. Monkeypox Cases

U.S. Monkeypox Cases Surpass 15,000, Most of Any Country

More than 15,400 cases of monkeypox have been reported in the U.S., according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

It’s the highest total of any country. States that report the most cases include California, Texas, Florida, Georgia, New York and Illinois.

During one week in August, the U.S. also saw the largest increase in monkeypox infections of any country, according to data from the World Health Organization.

The WHO considers monkeypox to be a moderate global health risk. It declared the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern in July.