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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

Featured experts

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.