Infectious disease outbreaks can strike any community. Local and state health officials have the legal authority and responsibility to ensure and protect the health and safety of their residents. this means that public health practitioners work each day on prevention. When an outbreak does occur, our members are on the front lines to identify its source, slow the spread of new infections, and ensure appropriate access to care.
Counting mpox cases in our nation’s big cities
Big cities have experienced higher case counts and more rapid spread of mpox than elsewhere in the U.S. Because of this, big cities need a share of the vaccines that is proportionate to their much higher need.