Portugal finds 5 monkeypox cases in men as outbreak spreads


Several new cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in young men in Europe and one case in the U.S. The unusual outbreak of a disease typically linked to Africa was announced in Portugal and Britain one case of the disease was also confirmed in Massachusetts In a resident who had traveled to Canada and investigators are looking into whether it's connected to the European outbreaks infectious diseases medic doctor Erica chenoy said the patient was identified early on as a possible monkeypox suspect And this was really unusual because the patient had no travel history no exposure to animals that would be known to be reservoirs All the Portuguese cases involved men mainly young in Britain the current and previous cases did not seem to be linked suggesting there may be multiple chains of monkeypox transmission happening in the country I'm Karen Chammas

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