US CDC: Second Case of Monkeypox Recorded in the United States


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a rare disease which can begin with the symptoms like flu and swelling of the lymph nodes before making any progress for a rash that has been responsible for covering the body and face.

Dr. Robert Glatter, an emergency physician at the Lenox Hill Hospital based in New York, US said, the MonkeyPox has been in the same family of the viruses such as the smallpox, and he has also explained that, as it has been typically leading it to a more mild infection than the smallpox, and the virus can possibly be spreading between the people through making the direct with the lesions of monkeypox, along with the body fluids and also contaminated materials such as linens and clothing.

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) has also given the confirmation that, most the infections of monkeypox that can now last for around 2 weeks to 4 weeks, and the people has also been possibly exposed to the virus are going to be monitored for the symptoms of the infection for around three weeks after the exposure.

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The US CDC said in a statement that, it has announced a confirmed case of the monkeypox disease in a resident of Maryland, who has recently returned from the country Nigeria. The US CDC also said that, they are also working with the counterparts of the international health, along with the airline, state and the local health officials based in Washington DC, US.