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The monkeypox virus has spread to 20 US states and the nation’s capital.
So far, 113 infections have been reported, most of them in California, New York, Illinois and Florida.
The New Jersey Department of Health announced its first probable case Monday, and Missouri officials identified a potential case in a Kansas City resident over the weekend.
Other locations are reporting monkeypox and orthopoxvirus cases in the single digits, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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There are now more than 35 countries – where monkeypox is not endemic – that have reported outbreaks of the viral disease, as confirmed cases exceed 2,500.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling an emergency meeting this week to decide whether the outbreak should be considered a global health emergency.
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The United Nations (UN) health agency said people with monkeypox could be contagious for up to four weeks and advised those infected to isolate themselves until they fully recovered.
Although most new cases of monkeypox have been observed in gay or bisexual men, experts warn everyone is at potential risk.
people usually will infected with the monkeypox virus B. by contact with skin lesions or body fluids of infected animals or humans or by contact with materials contaminated with the virus.
The disease is common in parts of central and west Africa.
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Monkeypox, which is related to smallpox, has milder symptoms.
Some of these symptoms include fever, chills, rash, and pain before lesions develop.
Reuters and The Associated Press contributed to this report.