On Monday, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a state of emergency in response to the quickly growing monkeypox outbreak, becoming the third state in America to do so.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost 6,000 cases of monkeypox have been documented in the United States, since Boston health officials identified the first case in the United States in May, the outbreak has rapidly expanded.
The three largest cities in the United States California, Illinois, and New York have reported 47% of all confirmed monkeypox cases in the country. With roughly 1,400 cases documented as of Monday, New York is the outbreak’s U.S.
Is Monkeypox The Next Pandemic After COVID-19?
Despite being worldwide, this monkeypox epidemic may not become as severe a pandemic as COVID-19 due to a few important factors.
It is not as contagious as COVID-19, for starters. During the infectious phase, intimate physical contact is basically the only actual means of transmission. Many infected people develop a rash, which makes it simpler for people to recognize their condition and seek treatment.
Health departments and medical personnel all across the world are now informed about monkeypox and what must be done in the event of a suspected case.