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CDC Identifies Two Monkeypox Strains in US; Provides Updates on Investigation

At least two strains of monkeypox are currently circulating in the United States, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Friday. Most cases in the United States involve the same strain that has been spreading in the United Kingdom and Europe, but investigators have also detected […]

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U.S. Monkeypox 2022: Situation Summary

Overview Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are tracking multiple cases of monkeypox that have been reported in several countries that don’t normally report monkeypox (view global map), including the United States. For travelers, see: Travel Health Notice for Monkeypox in Multiple Countries. It’s not clear how […]

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Number of US Monkeypox Cases Grows to 10, CDC Says

The CDC website said that as of 5 p.m. Thursday, health officials had identified two cases in Florida, two cases in Utah, and one case each in California, Colorado, Massachusetts, New York, Virginia, and Washington state. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, said Thursday that most of the cases “are within gay [and] […]

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Monkeypox: How We Got Here, How Smallpox Vaccines Can Help, and How to Contain It

What is the cause of monkeypox? Monkeypox is a member of the Poxviridae family of viruses called orthopoxvirus and is a double-stranded DNA virus. This subset includes the smallpox (variola), vaccinia, and cowpox viruses. A nice review of monkeypox virus is found in Scientific American. How Is This Virus Transmitted and Where Is […]

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