CDC identifies 9 monkeypox cases in 7 states – CNN
The CDC has identified nine cases of monkeypox in seven states, including Massachusetts, Florida, Utah, Washington, California, Virginia, and New York. Most of the cases are among gay and bisexual men.
Walensky said infectious diseases do not care about state or international borders, and the risk of exposure is not limited to one group.
The CDC is working on learning more about the outbreak, which has so far been identified in nine people. Officials expect more cases to be diagnosed as people remain vigilant and healthcare providers do their jobs.
Monkeypox is a rare disease transmitted from animal to human by large respiratory droplets or lesions on the skin.
The US has mobilized vaccines for monkeypox and plans to move the vaccine to other states that may need it.
The US has two preventive vaccines and two antiviral treatments for orthopox, including Jynneos, approved for adults 18 years of age and older.
The first US case in this outbreak was identified last week. The CDC has offered vaccination to health care workers in Massachusetts.
CDC officials recommend vaccination for people at the highest risk of infection due to direct contact with someone who has monkeypox. They are focusing on post-exposure vaccination for these individuals.
It is not believed to be a large-scale risk to the general monogamous and straight population.
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