According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) dashboard as of July 22, nearly 3,000 cases have been detected in the country since the first case in the United States.
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Vigorous optimism in the United States. The monkeypox epidemic could be “eliminated” in the country, thanks to a greater number of vaccines and screening tests available, assures the White House. “We can do it”White House coronavirus response coordinator Ashish Jha said on CBS News’ “Face The Nation.” On Saturday, the World Health Organization (WHO) triggered the highest level of alert in an attempt to stem the surge in cases across the world.
“We acted quickly”he assured, responding to criticism evoking a too late reaction from the health authorities since the first cases in May, before the spread of the virus, the vast majority among men who have sex with men. “When we started two months ago, we had a limited stock of vaccinessaid the official, but we got more than any other country”. “Now we have over 300,000he continued, we will be distributing hundreds of thousands over the next few days and weeks.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) dashboard as of July 22, 2,890 cases have been detected since the first case in the United States. Monkeypox is characterized by fever, rashes, and usually resolves spontaneously, but the disease can cause severe pain. Since early May, when it was detected outside African countries where it is endemic, more than 16,836 cases have been detected in 74 countries, according to the CDC.