To Gauge Monkeypox Spread, Researchers Eye Cases in Women
As cases of monkeypox continue to mount in the United States and abroad, infectious disease experts are closely monitoring one group of people in particular: women. So far, the overwhelming majority of cases of the viral disease have been reported in men who have sex with men. But in recent days, officials have learned of a handful of cases in women — possibly indicating that the outbreak may be widening.
@debina A global collaboration of researchers and clinicians recently described 528 cases of monkeypox in 16 countries — but none were in women. Since data collection for that study ended in June, the research group has confirmed cases in women, said study co-author John P. Thornhill, MD, PhD, consultant physician in sexual health and HIV and clinical senior lecturer at Barts Health NHS Trust and Queen Mary University of London.