First US Cases of Monkeypox In Children Found After 2 Young Kids Were Diagnosed

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2 Children In United States Diagnosed With Monkeypox – HuffPost

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have confirmed the first two cases of monkeypox among children in the United States. The two cases are unrelated and likely the result of household transmission.

Two children, one in California and the other in Washington, D.C., have been diagnosed with monkeypox, health officials said. They are both receiving treatment and are in good health.

More than 15,000 cases of monkeypox have been reported in countries that historically don’t see the disease, and health officials have stressed that anyone can catch the virus.

Officials have said the virus can spread through close personal contact, and via towels and bedding. This means it can happen in homes.

In Europe, there have been at least six cases of monkeypox among kids 17 years old and younger, and doctors have noted higher proportions of severe cases and deaths in young children in Africa. The virus originally spread from Africa to Europe and the United States.

Health officials have stressed that the virus is rare and not a threat to the general public, but LGBTQ activists and health leaders have demanded a more aggressive response from public health officials.

Monkeypox has been surging across California, especially in San Francisco and Los Angeles, coinciding with Pride events. The virus has not caused any deaths in the U.S., and symptoms include severe pain and visible lesions on the skin and a rash that may look like pimples or blisters.

For more updates on the spread of this virus, consider the news outlets listed below.

  1. 2 Children In United States Diagnosed With Monkeypox  HuffPost
  2. CDC Director: Monkeypox Strikes Children on Opposite Coasts of US  The Epoch Times
  3. First US Monkeypox Cases In Children Confirmed: Here’s New State-By-State Breakdown  Daily Voice
  4. Two Children Diagnosed With Monkeypox In US, Officials Say  News On 6
  5. Monkeypox detected in first 2 children in US, health officials say  Fox New
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