An additional four cases of monkeypox have been reported across the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The cases add to a growing number of 25 cases now reported nationwide.
Monkeypox in the US: CDC reports 4 more caseshttps://t.co/Fq3UoTS7dq
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 4, 2022
“There are five each in California and New York and two each in Colorado, Illinois and Utah,” Fox News reported.
“Georgia, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington state have all separately reported one case of the monkeypox virus,” the report added.
BREAKING: US #monkeypox sequence data suggest there are at least 2 concurrent outbreaks going on globally, @CDCgov says. It suggests the virus may have a foothold in places that haven’t been identified & has been spreading longer than recognized. https://t.co/t6u1JubV10
— Helen Branswell 🇺🇦 (@HelenBranswell) June 3, 2022
In addition to cases in the U.S., more than 700 cases have been reported worldwide, according to the report.
While researchers are concerned about the spread of monkeypox, the levels are nowhere near those associated with the coronavirus.
U.S. health officials on Friday urged doctors to test for monkeypox if they suspect cases, saying there may be community-level spread but that the overall public health risk remained low.https://t.co/Vm5aHZU7wU
— NTD News (@news_ntd) June 4, 2022
In addition, no deaths have been reported from the monkeypox and many patients have recovered even without hospitalization.
Monkeypox doesn’t spread as easily as common illnesses like COVID-19 or the flu. People can only catch #monkeypox if they have close contact with someone who is infected. Know what to look for. https://t.co/W06gLLu0VF pic.twitter.com/NLZrjXebmi
— CDC (@CDCgov) May 30, 2022
Some smallpox vaccines are available for the treatment of monkeypox, though no vaccine has been specifically created to stop it. The spread is clearly a concern, but it is not a pandemic, despite public fears pushed by some.