US Accounts For A Third of All Monkeypox Cases
- August, 19, 2022 - 17:35
- Science news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The United States now accounts for a third of all global monkeypox cases.
The latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show the US now has 34 per cent of the 39,434 worldwide cases, despite only having four per cent of the world’s population, Independent reported.
Monkeypox has spread rapidly since the first cases of the current outbreak were detected in May.
The infectious disease is spread through contact with blood or bodily fluids, and symptoms include fever, headaches, swellings, back pain and aching muscles. Dark lesions often appear on patients’ faces and hands.