Former FDA chief says its still possible to get monkeypox outbreak ‘back in the box’


Former FDA chief says its still possible to get monkeypox outbreak ‘back in the box’ but that testing needs to be extended beyond just gay and bisexual men: US reaches 7,510 confirmed infections over weekend

  • Dr Scott Gottlieb, former FDA chief, said Sunday that monkeypox testing should be expanded beyond gay and bisexual men
  • He still thinks the virus can be controlled if testing and surveillance is improved
  • Gottlieb is also pushing for the CDC to start performing wastewater surveillance for the virus, like it does for Covid
  • As on Monday, America has recorded 7,510 cases of the virus – with New York’s 1,800 leading the way 



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