Is mpox, a.k.a. monkeypox, gone from the U.S.?
Mpox, formerly known as monkeypox, is almost gone from the United States.
The federal government’s public health emergency declaration for mpox ended Tuesday, after seeming to spiral out of control last year.
The virus isn’t completely gone, but for over a month, the average number of daily new cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has hovered in the single digits. Those numbers have plummeted since the August peak of about 450 cases a day.
The U.S. led the world in cases during the outbreak.
More than 30,000 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with mpox, including 23 who died.