Newly identified cases of monkeypox in the U.S. are growing at an alarming rate… Health officials may have identified the first cases involving human-to-human contact within our borders.
Four more cases of monkeypox have been identified in the United States, and one in Colorado is considered a “close contact” with another infected person who was tested the previous day.
Another close contact was found in California with someone who had been with an infected patient 3 days earlier.
The number of infections in 8 states has risen to 14… As you know, cases have surged in 24 countries around the world, and the World Health Organization has upgraded the crisis threat level to “medium”.
As we reported, The first case of monkeypox On May 17, a Massachusetts man tested positive after returning from Canada.
Monkeypox is spread from animals to humans when an infected animal (usually a primate or rodent) bites or scratches a human. It can also come from preparing game or hunting wild animals.
Human-to-human transmission occurs through skin-to-skin contact and droplets from an infected person.