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The CDC confirms a rare monkey pox in a hospitalized tourist visiting Nigeria

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A U.S. citizen has been hospitalized with a confirmed monkey disease in Dallas. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Texas health officials announced Friday.

A recent trip from Nigeria to the United States was conducted, and a CDC laboratory test revealed that the infection typically involved strain, which is common in West Africa, including Nigeria. Federal, state and local health officials and the airline are working to liaise with passengers on flights that may be in contact with that person. Arrive in Lagos, Nigeria, Atlanta on July 8, 9 for two flights; On July 9, from Atlanta to Dallas.

“On these flights, travelers had to wear masks as they did at U.S. airports due to the ongoing COVID-19 disease,” the CDC said. “Therefore, in aircraft and airports, the risk of monkeypox spreading to others through inhalation droplets is considered low.”


Monkeypox is a rare, potentially serious viral disease that usually begins with a flu-like illness and swelling of the lymph nodes, followed by a rash on the face and body. Monkeypox is present in the family of viruses as well as the virus, but causes mild illness, the CDC said.

Most infections last between two and four weeks, and the specific strain of the disease results in death of about 1 in every 100 infected people, but the weaker the immune system, the higher the mortality rate. possible.

Officials cited at least six cases of monkey disease in travelers from Nigeria, including Israel and Singapore in the UK. The current work is not considered to be related to previous cases. In the UK, several additional infections have been reported as a result of contact with infected individuals.

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