February 5, 2023

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Monkeypox cases disproportionate among people of color

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DENVER (KDVR) — Monkeypox cases are rapidly rising in the U.S. Cases surpassed 14,000 this week.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced more supply of the limited vaccine is on the way but now, people are urging health leaders to distribute the medicine to communities who need it.

Health officials have delivered messaging on the disease’s impact on people in the gay community, but new demographic data shows monkeypox is disproportionately affecting people of color.

“Similar to the data we experienced and what we saw with COVID-19, we are seeing overrepresentation of cases among some of our BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) communities. So we see overrepresentation of…

Gabrielle Franklin

2022-08-19 18:19:05

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