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Monkeypox found in US and UK: What is it and should you be worried?

The case, the first in the US so far this year, follows reports of scattered cases in Europe, including seven in the UK and others in Portugal and Spain.

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Damian Shepherd and Ritsuko Ando | Bloomberg
A case of the rare and potentially dangerous monkeypox has been confirmed in the US after infections were reported across Europe.
 
The infected man had recently traveled to Canada and is now receiving treatment in hospital, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Department of Health said the case poses no risk to the public.

The case, the first in the US so far this year, follows reports of scattered cases in Europe, including seven in the UK and others in Portugal and Spain. Health officials in Canada are investigating up to 13 cases in Montreal,

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First Published: May 19 2022 | 9:33 AM IST

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