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Monkeypox: The United States confirms the first case from Massachusetts, a man who traveled to Canada

US health officials have identified the first case of monkeypox this year. This is a Massachusetts man who recently traveled to Canada. The Massachusetts Department of Health reportedly said the patient “has no danger to the public, the individual is hospitalized and is in good condition,” according to news agency AFP.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is preparing for the potential for increased cases of monkeypox, a virus belonging to the orthopoxvirus family. Monkeypox has symptoms similar to smallpox, but is relatively less severe.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explained in a statement: Monkeypox. ”

He also said that household disinfectants can kill viruses on the surface. US agencies also explained that the disease often begins with flu-like symptoms (fever, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes) before it causes a chickenpox-like rash on the face or body.

The difference between monkeypox and chickenpox is that the former causes the lymph nodes to swell, while the latter does not.

Following this development, health officials in Quebec, Canada, announced that they were investigating about 13 suspected monkeypox cases. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) called on “public health authorities and research institute partners across Canada to pay attention to and investigate potential cases.”

(There is input from the agency)

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Monkeypox: The United States confirms the first case from Massachusetts, a man who traveled to Canada

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