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US CDC Issued New Monkeypox Warning

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the United States has now issued a new warning regarding the monkeypox disease as the agency is investigating four more suspected cases in the country. Currently, the United States has now reported one confirmed case of the disease, which is found in a man living in Massachusetts, who has recently returned from Canada.

According to the US CDC, the suspected cases have been found in Florida, Utah and New York and the patients have tested positive for the orthopoxvirus, which the family of viruses belong to monkeypox.

Dr. Jennifer McQusiton, deputy director of the Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology of US CDC said, it has likely been that, there will be more additional cases of the monkeypox reported in the United States. She added that, none of the people, which are reported for having the disease have recently been in the central or western region of the African countries including the Democratic Republic of Nigeria and Congo, among others.

US CDC is also tracking the multiple clusters of the monkeypox disease that have been reported in the beginning of May 2022 in many countries that does not report the disease normally including the continents of North America and Europe.

The US CDC has warned the travellers for avoiding close contact with the ill people including the people having skin or genital lesions and also avoiding contact with the dead or alive wild animals like rodents, monkeys and apes.