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US case of monkeypox reported in Massachusetts man – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs, Colorado 2022-05-18 19:00:36 –

Massachusetts reported a case of monkeypox in a man who recently traveled to Canada.

Health officials said Wednesday that they are investigating whether the incident is related to a minor outbreak in Europe. Monkeypox is usually confined to Africa, and rare cases in the United States and elsewhere are usually associated with travel to Africa.

A small number of confirmed or suspected monkeypox cases have been reported this month in the United Kingdom, Portugal and Spain. Health officials said the proceedings in the United States pose no risk to the public. Residents of Massachusetts are hospitalized but in good condition. Last year, Texas and Maryland each reported cases of people traveling to Nigeria.

Monkeypox comes from the same viral family as smallpox. According to the World Health Organization, most people recover from monkeypox within a few weeks, but the disease is fatal in 1 in 10 people.



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