What Is Monkeypox? Viral Infection in the United States

Monkeypox is the latest viral infection on the public health radar. 

However, it’s a lot different than COVID-19. Rash, not respiratory illness, is the key monkeypox symptom. 

Monkeypox is not nearly as widespread or lethal as COVID-19, and it isn’t new. 

As of early August, over 7,000 cases have been reported in the U.S. 

out of the more than 28,000 confirmed cases globally. 

Health experts are increasingly concerned about the monkeypox virus.  

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Gehebreyesus to declare monkeypox to be a “public health emergency of international concern. 

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