Monkeypox cases slow in Georgia
The Georgia Department of Public Health says monkeypox cases are slowing and epidemiologists are “cautiously optimistic.”
The majority of the state's monkeypox cases are occurring in Metro Atlanta among Black men who have sex with men, with 60% of infected people also being HIV positive.
Dr. Cherie Drenzek with the Georgia Department of Public Health says of the nearly 1,600 cases so far, just three have been children.
"These children actually were close household contacts of known monkeypox cases," Drenzek said.
Drenzek says about 5% of patients with monkeypox had to be hospitalized.