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US monkeypox status

CDC is tracking multiple cases of monkeypox. Healthcare providers urged to be alert.

Where: United States

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Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are tracking multiple cases of monkeypox that have been reported.
CDC data says that as of June 3rd, the total confirmed monkeypox cases in the US are 25.
US government official Raj Panjabi stated, “As the number of monkeypox cases climbs amid an ongoing global outbreak, US health officials said Friday that they are ramping up testing and contact tracing and expanding access to vaccines and treatments.”
CDC is urging healthcare providers to be alert for patients with monkeypox-like symptoms regardless of their travel status, gender, or sexual orientation.
Experts believe the virus could have been circulating for some time without being detected.

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