US buys more monkeypox vaccine as global case count grows

  • This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a monkeypox virion, obtained from a sample associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. The U.S. government is building up its supply of monkeypox vaccine to contend with escalating cases identified in a surprising international outbreak, health officials said Friday. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP, File)

NEW YORK — The U.S. government is buying more monkeypox vaccine as a surprising international outbreak continues to grow, health officials said Friday.