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D.C. creates monkeypox dashboard; will update weekly going forward

Added 08-17-22 09:03:02pm EST - “Almost all of D.C.'s monkeypox cases are men, with the largest share being white and in their 30s, according to data released Wednesday by the District.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “D.C. creates monkeypox dashboard; will update weekly going forward”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Almost all of D.C.’s monkeypox cases are men, with the largest share being white and in their 30s, according to data released Wednesday by the District.

The most affected age range was 30-34 (28% of all cases) followed by 35-39 (22%). Those between the ages of 25-29 (19%) and 40-49 (17%) also had significant representation in the data.

Vaccinations by sex have mainly gone to men (94%) and white people have received the majority of the District’s doses (62%). Black people make up 21% of the city’s vaccinated population.

The data did not identify cases by sexual preference, but in a press conference last month Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, the former director of D.C. Health, said that gay men were most affected by the disease.

Dr. Nesbitt also said then what the publicly available data shows now — white men in their 30s were the most affected demographic.

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