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Confirmed cases of monkeypox and orthopoxvirus have jumped again across the United States.
There are currently 1,814 confirmed cases across the country, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Monkey disease diagnosis increasedThis is considered.
New York currently shows the highest number of 489 cases and California has reported 266 cases.
While other states are already below triple digits, Florida, Illinois and the District of Columbia all have cases in the triple digits.
In a recent interview with ABC News, White House Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci acknowledged that cases could be “out of control.”
“It’s really spreading at a rate that we feel we need to address with testing and vaccination,” he said.
According to the data from the agency, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide has exceeded 12,000.
This comes ahead of an emergency WHO committee meeting later this month to examine trends, measures and make recommendations to countries and communities. Regarding the outbreak of the virus.
“I reiterate that we must work to stop the spread and advise governments to implement contact tracing. Help track and prevent the virus And helping people in isolation,” WHO Director-General Theodore Ghebreyesus said in a statement.
Efforts to provide vaccines in the U.S. have been disrupted in recent weeks, even as the government orders additional doses to meet rising demand.
In San Francisco, California State Senator Scott Wiener warned Thursday that the city is nursing a public health crisis due to the spread of the virus.
He said he would contact the city’s Department of Public Health. An additional 4,163 vaccinations next week.
“This is less than we expected, but we will take it!” He tweeted on Friday.
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walnsky acknowledged the current challenges at a press conference last week and said more help is on the way.
The Washington Post cited the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as reporting that about 800,000 additional monkey vaccines could be ready for distribution by the end of the month.
Although most cases appear in gay or bisexual men, experts warn that anyone can be at risk.
People usually do He was infected with the monkey virus. By coming into contact with the skin lesions or body fluids of infected animals or people, or by coming into contact with materials contaminated with the virus.
Monkey disease, which is related to smallpox, has milder symptoms.
Some of the symptoms of shingles include fever, chills, rash, and pain before the lesions appear.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.