Nine monkeypox cases across seven states in the U.S. have been confirmed as of this week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
During a press briefing, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky confirmed that nine cases of monkeypox in seven states have been identified.
“These cases were suspected by local clinicians. They were identified by local laboratories and triggered local public health action to help with treatment and management of any potential contacts,” Walensky said.
Cases have been identified in California, Florida, Massachusetts, New York, Utah, Virginia and Washington state.
The clinical samples of these suspected cases were also tested by the CDC for confirmatory testing.
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SOURCE: The Hill, Joseph Choi