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Monkeypox Could Remain Indefinitely in the US: Health Experts Warn

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By Augustine Mbam - - 5 Mins Read
US residents should brace up as a new CDC report suggest that the monkeypox virus is unlikely to be eliminated from the United States.    A report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that US citizens might have to live with the virus for quite a while.    The monkeypox virus in Africa has moved from a regional virus to a worldwide occurrence as countries, including the US, are trying to combat it.    However, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said that the monkeypox outbreak is reducing in the US compared to the cases and deaths recorded in August this year.    The report released by the CDC did not mention the extent the monkeypox virus was going to spread and the variants it may develop.  The authors of the CDC report said that instead of being eliminated from the US, the monkey pox virus might continue to get transmitted slowly.    Monkey pox in Africa was the narrative of the virus as far back as 2020, but the narrative has changed as more than 100 countries have recorded cases of the virus.    Health experts have already disclosed that the monkey pox virus is spread through close contact with someone who has the virus. They also said that the majority of the virus that has been recorded was mostly between bisexuals.    However, health professionals have warned that not being bisexual does not mean you won't contact the virus. Instead, those who are bisexual have a higher chance of contracting it.

What Does the Report Mean? 

Monkeypox virus in the US is one of the worst worldwide as the country has reported close to 26,000. According to a report from the CDC, only about two people have died from the monkey pox virus.    Historically, the monkeypox virus in Africa was the major highlight of the virus, but the worldwide spread of the virus is new.    To make matters worse, it seems as if the US government is not doing enough to ensure that the spread of the virus is curtailed.    Most people in the US still think that the virus is spread by animals, not knowing that there is now fast spread among humans.    The CDC, in its report, pointed out that it was primarily men who were homosexuals that were contracting the virus. Children are not left out, as health professionals confirmed that about 29 children had been affected.    About 96 percent of the monkeypox virus patients in America are men, and only about 500 out of the 26,000 are women.    The CDC has also warned residents to be extra careful of how they relate with others and how they come in contact with each other.