Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2022. 8:52 am CST.
By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that it is closely monitoring the increase in Monkeypox cases being reported.
The CDC is urging healthcare providers in the U.S. to be alert for patients who have rash illnesses consistent with monkeypox.
In addition, the CDC says that travelers must take extra precautions including wearing face masks as global cases of the virus surpass 1,000.
On Monday, it raised its alert to level 2 encouraging everyone to take precautions to stem the outbreak.
Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus and symptoms include rashes, fever, headaches, muscle ache, swelling, and back pain.
Experts are concerned and monitoring the recent outbreak across North America, Europe, and Australia.
The CDC reports that 1019 confirmed cases of Monkeypox have been reported in 29 countries.
Although the majority of reported cases have spread through sexual intercourse, monkeypox is not considered a sexually transmitted disease.
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