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Jinlene Chan

A month-and-a-half after confirming its first case, Maryland has counted 149 cases of monkeypox — and the state says vaccine availability is still limited.

The first presumed case of human monkeypox in Maryland in 2022 was identified Thursday, just weeks after being found in D.C. and Virginia.

Two federal agencies are expected to rule next week on making two sets of vaccines available to young children.

The backlog of bodies waiting for autopsy at the Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has been cleared.

Two former county health officers told state lawmakers that pandemic policy-making in Maryland has become dangerously politicized.

Maryland Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Victor Weedn resigned from his role leading the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner on Friday morning.

The federal government will send three experts to Maryland’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to help ease an autopsy backlog that could grow to more than 300 by next week.

A federal Disaster Mortuary Operation Response Teams expert will be deployed to help ease Maryland’s growing autopsy backlog, which is expected to grow up to 300 by next week.

The office is seeking help from Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Teams, which typically respond after natural disasters, terrorist attacks, transportation accidents and pandemics.

Lawmakers slammed state officials as they were briefed about pratfalls the Maryland Department of Health has made in recent weeks.