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(CNN)A detailed analysis of monkeypox case records published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday offers new insight into the outbreak, which is disproportionately affecting men who have sex with men, especially those who are Black and Hispanic.

There were 2,891 cases of monkeypox reported in the United States by July 22, about two months after the country's first case was reported.
Case report forms with additional epidemiologic and clinical information were submitted to the CDC for 41% of those cases, though not all details were complete in all of those forms.Among the cases with available data, 94% were in men who reported recent sexual or close intimate contact with another man. More than half (54%) of cases were among Black and Hispanic people, a group that represents about a third (34%) of the general US population. And the share of cases among Black people has grown in recent weeks, according to the CDC analysis.
    Gay men are lining up as early as 2 a.m. for monkeypox vaccines. Many leave empty-handed"Public health efforts should prioritize gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men, who are currently disproportionately affected, for prevention and testing, while addressing equity, minimizing stigma, and maintaining vigilance for transmission in other populations," the authors of the report say.
      Additional analysis shows that all of the patients had a rash. However, a genital rash was more commonly reported in the current outbreak than in "typical" monkeypox. It was the most common location for rash (46%), followed by arms (40%), face (38%) and legs (37%). More than a third of cases with available data reported rash in four or more regions.Read MoreEarly warning signs of illness, however, are less common in the current outbreak compared with "typical" monkeypox. In about 2 in 5 cases, the illness started with the rash -- but no reported prodromal symptoms such as chills, headache or malaise. About 2 in 5 cases also did not report fever.The authors of the report emphasize that anyone with a rash consistent with monkeypox should be tested for the virus, regardless of their sexual or gender identity or the presence of other symptoms.
        What is monkeypox? Symptoms, risk factors, treatment and how the virus is spreadAmong those cases for which data was available, fewer than 1 in 10 (8%) needed hospitalization due to monkeypox. No deaths were reported.Of those for whom vaccination status was available, 14% had gotten a vaccine for smallpox, including 3% who had gotten one dose of Jynneos during this outbreak. At least one person with monkeypox had symptoms more than three weeks after their first dose of the Jynneos vaccine.
          A "substantial proportion" of monkeypox cases have been reported among people with HIV, who may be at higher risk of severe illness. More analysis of this group is underway, according to the CDC. The agency says it is "continually evaluating new evidence and tailoring response strategies as information on changing case demographics, clinical characteristics, transmission, and vaccine effectiveness become available."

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          Housing | Homelessness crisis: Santa Clara County houses 20% more people

          Santa Clara County is housing 20% more homeless people now than it was last year — a statistic that has experts feeling optimistic about the region’s progress, despite the encampments that remain as a stark visual reminder of the crisis.

          The county moved 1,852 people from homelessness into permanent housing in the first half of this year — a 20% increase from the prior six months, according to new data released Tuesday by Destination: Home, which works with the county and local nonprofits to fight homelessness. That progress comes at a time when public demand to address homelessness is high, Gov. Gavin Newsom has committed to eliminating encampments, and extra funding has poured in — from emergency COVID-19 dollars, to money from county and city funding measures.

          But the homeless population continues to grow faster than the region’s housing stock. There were just over 10,000 unhoused people counted in Santa Clara County in this year’s census — up 3% from 2019. And there were more than 6,700 unhoused people in San Jose — up 11% from 2019.

          “1,852 people no longer on our streets I think is pretty remarkable in six months,” said Jennifer Loving, CEO of Destination: Home, “and it is once again a testimony to the hard work of dozens and dozens of organizations.”

          But she acknowledged that the work is far from over. “We should all be happy that that’s happening, while acknowledging that we need to keep going,” she said.

          Santa Clara County in 2020 set a goal of housing 20,000 people by 2025. So far, the county has housed 7,853 people — hitting 39% of its long-term goal. Once people are placed in permanent housing, more than 96% stay housed for at least one year, according to Destination: Home.

          That progress is thanks, in part, to Measure A — the $950 million affordable housing bond that Santa Clara County voters passed in 2016 — and Measure E — the 2020 San Jose tax measure that funds affordable housing, Loving said. Getting approval for and then building affordable projects is a slow process, and years after those measure were passed, residents are finally seeing the results, she said.

          “We’re having more places for people to go,” she said. “We have 44 projects underway. Many have now opened.”

          But that recent surge of funding is ending. Measure A money likely will be gone by next year, and the one-time emergency funds allocated during the pandemic also are drying up. Now, the county needs to figure out a new funding source or risk losing the momentum it’s built so far, Loving said.

          “That has to be something we are all worried about, working on,” she said. “If we just don’t do anything, we are not going to have any more money.”

          The county also has made progress in preventing homelessness by helping struggling families pay their rent and other bills, and avoid getting evicted. Its early intervention program is serving 2,161 people per year — 65% of the county’s goal of 2,500 people per year.

          “I think it’s tough when people see the visible homeless encampments, for people to understand we really are putting a dent in housing people,” said Sparky Harlan, CEO of the Bill Wilson Center, which provides housing, shelter and other services for homeless young people and families. On any given night, the Bill Wilson Center has nearly 1,000 people under its roof — up 30% from two years ago. The center operates emergency shelter beds and permanent housing.

          The numbers released Tuesday are hopeful, Harlan said, particularly the data on homelessness prevention. But the county has to grapple with a growing crisis of addiction and mental illness. Three years ago, the Bill Wilson Center had never had a young person die while under its roof. Last year, five people under the age of 25 died of drug overdoses or violence, she said.

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          The county also has more to do to achieve its goal of doubling its shelter and temporary housing capacity. The county has 2,193 beds — only 17% of its 3,764-bed goal.

          Loving credits that to the time it takes to build shelter. Over the past three years, San Jose has built two tiny home sites and three sites with slightly larger modular units. But despite being temporary units marketed as a quick solution to homelessness, those units often take many months to get approved and built, she said. The city recently approved six new sites, but has been met with pushback from neighbors at some locations. And the city has been working since last year on a site near the police department that would house people camped around Guadalupe River Park — but it has yet to open.

          “It still takes time,” Loving said. “They don’t open within days or weeks or months.”

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