The conference was attended by LGBTQ activists from the South, featured 100 quilt panels. Attendees participated in quilt-making workshops
Both coronavirus and the monkeypox outbreak has disproportionately affected essential workers, who are predominantly Black and Latino
Racial disparities persist in new cases of monkeypox as Black & Latino people are overrepresented in the numbers
With the racial disparity ongoing, health observers say additional efforts are needed to reach out to marginalized communities
The patient was severely immunocompromised & hospitalized. To protect confidentiality & privacy additional information won't be made public
"It’s preferable to avoid skin-to-skin contact altogether if someone has monkeypox but at the very least using a condom may reduce that risk"
“I think it’s important to emphasize that deaths due to monkeypox, while possible, remain very rare” a CDC official said
Data collected shows targeted messaging to high-risk populations on safer sexual practices and social gathering has been effective
Monkeypox being spread through sex, not brief skin-to-skin contact- Key points in the messaging includes "monkeypox can affect anyone"
Anyone in close contact with someone who has monkeypox is at risk. Currently, there are 1,209 confirmed cases in LA County