It has been reported that there has been an increase in the number of instances of monkeypox, a disease that is comparable to smallpox but is less severe.
There are two different strains of the virus: one originates in Central Africa, and the other originates in West Africa. The strain from West Africa is milder. Recent occurrences of monkeypox have been linked to a strain that originated in West Africa.
According to Jennifer McQuiston, DVM, deputy director of the Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people with suspected cases had also recently traveled internationally; however, specific locations are not being disclosed due to privacy concerns.
According to what was stated by local health officials on Monday, there is also a possible cause of the virus in Seattle. The presumed patient is a male who had recently returned from a country that had cases of monkeypox.
Is There Monkeypox Virus In The US?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified one confirmed case and four suspected cases of monkeypox, a rare disease that is closely linked to smallpox.
A Massachusetts man who recently returned from a trip to Canada is the only verified case in the United States.
There were four possible cases, one in Florida, one each in New York City and Salt Lake City.
Among the orthodox family of viruses are monkeypox and smallpox. They have been found to be infected.
According to the World Health Organization, there are already more than 90 confirmed cases and 28 suspected cases of monkeypox in a dozen countries.
Monkeypox cases are expected to rise in the United States in the following days and weeks, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).