The Johns Hopkins briefing
The global monkeypox outbreak
On Aug. 10, Johns Hopkins University hosted a live virtual briefing about the global monkeypox outbreak, which the World Health Organization director-general declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern in late July. In the U.S., the Biden administration has also declared a public health emergency for monkeypox.
Watch the archived broadcast
Topics covered included:
- The prevention and treatment of monkeypox
- How monkeypox is transmitted and ways to contain its spread
- The social context for monkeypox and ways to reduce stigma around the outbreaks
- The availability and distribution of monkeypox vaccines
The following Johns Hopkins experts participated in the briefing:
- Amesh Adalja, Senior Scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Jason E. Farley, Endowed Professor of Nursing Leadership and Innovation, School of Nursing, and Director, Center for Infectious Disease and Nursing Innovation
- Noreen A. Hynes, Associate Professor, School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Associate Medical Director and Director of Research, BioContainment Unit, Johns Hopkins Hospital
- William Moss, Professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Executive Director of the International Vaccine Access Center
- Moderator: Lainie Rutkow, Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Initiatives, Johns Hopkins University, and Professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health.