Monkeypox outbreak: Here's everything you need to know

Monkeypox outbreak: Here’s everything you need to know

Cases of the rare monkeypox virus have appeared in Europe and the United States, suggesting that the virus associated with smallpox is spread locally rather than arising due to travel to countries where the virus is endemic – particularly Central and West Africa.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating possible cases in the United States, including a confirmed case of a man in Massachusetts. CDC representatives said in a statement: “The CDC urges US health care providers to exercise caution in patients with rash illnesses consistent with monkeypox, regardless of whether they have travel or specific risk factors for monkeypox. Regardless of gender or sexual orientation.

2022-05-20 20:25:28

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