The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced additional monkeypox virus (MPX) infections yesterday in two more states.
As of June 6, 2022, the CDC confirmed that (13) states, led by New York (7) and California (6), have recently confirmed (31) monkeypox infected patients.
The others are Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wash DC.
Previously, Texas and Maryland reported monkeypox cases in 2021.
Globally, MPX outbreaks have been reported in about (36) countries and (1,071) patients as of June 7, 2022.