East Bay MUD samples wastewater three times a week, more if necessary. They're currently seeing a drop-off of COVID, but an upswing in monkeypox. With less COVID testing happening, this is important information.
An incarcerated person who was suspected of having monkeypox at San Francisco jail tested negative, sheriff's officials say.
Monkeypox vaccinations in San Francisco shifted into high gear on Tuesday where the city distributed approximately 10,000 doses it received from the federal government.
Protesters gathered at the San Francisco Federal Building on Mission Street on Monday. Their message was loud and clear: A lot more federal intervention on the monkeypox outbreak is needed right now.
A jail inmate who has a suspected case of monkeypox will be isolated, San Francisco sheriff's office confirms.
Health officials in Sonoma County are sounding the alarm to the community about the ongoing monkeypox outbreak.
Santa Clara County recently received 2,154 vaccine doses, but health officials say they need more.
One day after California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state emergency over monkeypox and days after San Francisco declared its own, state public health officials said the city would receive double the amount of vaccines than previous allotments.
Hundreds lined up in the pre-dawn hours for a chance to get their first-dose of the monkeypox vaccine at the reopened clinic at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. By early evening, Gov. Newsom declared a state of emergency.
Hospitals are preparing for COVID and monkeypox outbreaks as we approach the fall and winter months with flu season approaching.
While San Francisco declared monkeypox a medical emergency on Thursday, the California Department of Public Health has not yet declared a statewide medical emergency.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed declared monkeypox a local public health emergency.
Gay and bisexual Latino men in Santa Clara County have been disproportionately affected by monkeypox, county health officials said Wednesday, making up more than half of the virus' local cases.
San Francisco Department of Public Health on Wednesday said the city is set to receive 4,220 monkeypox vaccine doses this week. Health officials say it is unclear when those doses will arrive.
Napa County health officials announced Tuesday that they are investigating the county's first probable case of monkeypox.
Scientists at Stanford are testing wastewater for monkeypox, just as they did for Coronavirus. Since June, monkeypox has been detected in 10 of 11 sewer systems tested by the Sewer Coronavirus Alert Network or SCAN, including Palo Alto and other Bay Area cities
As monkeypox cases continue to rise, San Francisco's Department of Public Health has noticed rates increasing at an alarming rate among the city's Latino population. The health department is working with community groups to warn Latinos and help them protect themselves.
The World Health Organization has declared monkeypox a global health emergency. This is the WHO’s highest level of alert. Health officials in the Bay Area said we are one of the 'epicenters' of the disease and there must be a coordinated effort to stop the spread.
Declaring a global emergency means the monkeypox outbreak is an “extraordinary event” that could spill over into more countries and requires a coordinated global response.
San Francisco Department of Public Health on Friday announced they will defer the second dose of the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine in order to inoculate as many people from broader at-risk populations as demand outweighs supply.