What Is Monkeypox And Could It Be A Threat In The U.S.?

The U.K. has recorded seven cases of monkeypox after a traveler returned from Nigeria with the virus. The World Health Organization said that exposed contacts were identified and that the risk of onward transmission was low. “However, as the source of infection in Nigeria is not known, there remains a risk of ongoing transmission in this country,” it said in a statement.

What is monkeypox?

Monkeypox, a rare viral infection, is spread by wild animals and is generally found in forested areas of western and central Africa. It is spread via contact and droplet exposure via exhalation.

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