Monkeypox Cases Climb to Over 11,000 Nationwide and 67 in Tennessee

Aug 12, 2022 at 11:32 am by WGNS

Over the week, the number of Monkeypox has climbed to 67 in Tennessee, according to the CDC. Nationwide, the number has grown by 2,243 new cases since Tuesday to a total of 11,177 confirmed cases on Friday morning.

In states that border Tennessee, the CDC reports Georgia has the largest number at 851 on Friday. Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri and Kentucky all have under 30-cases of Monkeypox, as of August 12, 2022.


Health officials have approved a plan that would stretch the nation’s current amount of monkeypox vaccines. CBS News Correspondent Jericka Duncan reported… Dr. William Schaffner, a Professor of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University, suggested that even with the increased number of doses, it is still important for people who have already contracted the virus to isolate… Again, more than 11,000 people have already contracted monkeypox in the United States.

Signs and Symptoms of Monkeypox (CDC) - CLICK HERE 

Monkeypox in Tennessee (TN Health Dept.) - CLICK HERE 
How Monkeypox Spreads (CDC) - CLICK HERE 
Pets and Monkeypox (CDC) - CLICK HERE 

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