Florida health officials investigating “alleged” monkeypox case

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Public health officials in Florida they are investigating an “alleged” case of monkeypox.

Broward County officials said the case appears to be related to international travel and said the person is currently in solitary confinement.

People who may have been exposed by the individual are contacted by public health officials.

the virus it originates in wild animals but is occasionally transferred to humans and most cases have been confined to central and western Africa.

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This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature monkeypox virions of the left oval shape and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a human skin sample associated with the dog outbreak. of the 2003 prairie. Monkeypox, a disease that rarely appears outside of Africa, has been identified in recent days by European and American health authorities. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner / CDC via AP)
(Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner / CDC via AP)

Recent cases of monkeypox have traveled far beyond Africa and have been reported in the UK, Spain, Italy, the US, and more.

The United States currently has at least two cases of the disease and there are 80 confirmed cases worldwide. No deaths were reported.

Symptoms of monkeypox include fever, intense headache, back pain, body aches, lack of energy, and a rash, according to the World Health Organization.

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President Biden on Sunday said the outbreak is something people should worry about.

“Everyone should be worried [it]”Biden said.” We’re working on it, it’s hard to understand what we’re doing.

This 1997 image provided by CDC, shows the right arm and torso of a patient, whose skin showed a series of lesions due to what had been an active case of monkeypox.

This 1997 image provided by CDC, shows the right arm and torso of a patient, whose skin showed a series of lesions due to what had been an active case of monkeypox.
(CDC via AP)

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Oyewale Tomori, virologist who previously headed the Nigerian Academy of Sciences and sits on the advisory committees of the World Health Organization She said who is “stunned” by the current outbreak.

“I am amazed by this. Every day I wake up and there are more countries infected,” said Tomori. “This isn’t the kind of spread we’ve seen in West Africa, so there may be something new in the West.”

Sarah Rumpf, Lawrence Richard, and The Associated Press of Fox News contributed to this report.