Just when you thought it was safe to book that adventure to the jungle--monkeypox rears its head.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) "The CDC is tracking multiple cases of monkeypox that have been reported in several countries that don’t normally report monkeypox, including the United States."
The CDC is also urging healthcare providers in the United States to watch for patients who have rash illnesses that are consistent with monkeypox (we will get into what that means in a moment). They are working with state and local health officials to identify people who may have come into contact with other people who have tested positive for monkeypox. This is so that their health can be monitored.
The CDC does want people to know that "monkeypox is rare and does not spread easily between people without close contact. The threat of monkeypox to the general U.S. population remains LOW."