(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said
there was evidence of local transmission of monkeypox, in addition
to reports of cases where people had traveled abroad, Trend reports citing Reuters .
Monkeypox, a viral infection that causes skin lesions, is
endemic in certain parts of Africa. But the current outbreak has
hit countries where the virus does not usually spread, sparking
The CDC said had also been reports of transmission among family
members and close contacts.
'We also heard worldwide about close contacts like close
household members who through example shared bedding, towels, have
acquired infection,' Rao said. 'So it is not just through close
intimate contact that this is being spread.'
The lesions associated with the present outbreak are also
smaller than those typical of classic monkeypox, according to the
public health agency.
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