More than 1,000 cases of monkeypox detected in 29 countries

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has raised the alert level for the ongoing monkeypox outbreak as the case count in the nation has reached 30 and the global case count has risen above. above 1,000.

The CDC now advises travelers to “practice enhanced precautions” to avoid contracting and spreading the rare viral pathology, states the agency’s website (opens in a new tab). The CDC says people should avoid close contact with sick people, including those with rashes on the skin or genitals, and with dead or live wild animals, especially rodents, such as rats and squirrels, and non-human primates, i.e. monkeys. and monkeys. .

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