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Monkeypox cases increase in Maryland

August 27th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

A review of current data on Friday showed Maryland's total number of monkeypox cases has tripled. WBAL reports three weeks ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a little more than 150 cases statewide. Now Maryland has reported 461 total cases, according to a new data dashboardEarlier this month, the Baltimore City Health Department administered 60 proactive doses and had to hit the pause button on new appointments.

BCHP confirms with WBAL NewsRadio that they do have doses on reserve for anyone who has come into contact with a confirmed case.

And they're currently working on a plan to scale distribution with their available vaccine supply, now that the FDA is allowing for the vaccine to be given intradermally.