Data shows the US has the most monkeypox cases According to the data, the United States now leads the rest of the world in recorded cases of monkeypox.
According to fresh information that was just released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States is currently in the lead when it comes to the number of confirmed cases of monkeypox.
Data shows the US has the most monkeypox cases
As of Monday, July 25, federal and global figures reveal that the United States has reported a total of 3,846 known cases of monkeypox. This number places the United States ahead of Spain, which has recorded 3,100 cases, and Germany, which has 2,352 cases.
During a news event on Tuesday at the White House, the COVID-19 Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha stated that “the world community must work together to protect persons that have been impacted by monkeypox, and those most at risk of contracting the virus.”
He went on to say, “We want to make sure that all Americans understand that we have taken and will continue to take this virus seriously.” “We want to make sure that we all take this virus seriously.”
The World Health Organization (WHO) made the announcement that the current outbreak of monkeypox is a public health emergency of international concern last week.
Around the world, there have been over 18,100 confirmed cases of monkeypox in 75 different countries. Of these, more than 17,800 cases have been confirmed in nations that have never before reported cases of monkeypox.
Experts in the field of medicine have stated that the actual number of monkeypox cases is probably much higher than the sum that is officially reported. Furthermore, health officials in the United States have been warning the public for several weeks that the number of monkeypox cases will likely increase across the country as a result of increased testing capacity and surveillance on the part of the government.
During a press meeting held earlier this month, the Director of the CDC, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, stated that they anticipate an increase in the number of cases in the next weeks. “I would like you all to realize that we anticipate an increase in cases in the coming weeks,” she added.
She predicted that an increase in the number of cases will be found as a result of greater testing, an enhanced reporting system for states, and the ongoing spread of the disease.
Walensky continued by saying, “We know that symptoms of monkeypox normally start within three weeks after exposure to the virus, so we predict that we may see an increase in cases during the month of July and into August.”
According to Dr. Amy Arrington, Medical Director of the Special Isolation Unit at Texas Children’s Hospital, who spoke with ABC News about monkeypox transmission, the most common way for the virus to be spread is through prolonged or close personal contact with an infected person or through contact with articles of clothing, bedding, or towels that have been in contact with an infectious patient.
“You cannot contract this disease by touching an elevator button or by casually interacting with another person in a public place like a shopping mall. It is transmitted by personal contact, specifically touching infectious lesions or scabs, as well as through contact with lesions themselves “Arrington added.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), last week, federal officials confirmed that two children in the United States had tested positive for monkeypox. This was despite the fact that the vast majority of the cases reported domestically have been related to male-to-male sexual contact, which accounts for 99 percent of the cases.
Two cases have been reported: one in an infant who is not a resident of the United States, and the other in a toddler who lives in California. Both cases involve children under the age of three.
According to the officials, there is no connection between the two cases, which occurred in separate jurisdictions and were most likely the result of transmission inside households.
Although the “gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men” community is most prominently affected by monkeypox at this time, officials have emphasized on multiple occasions that the virus can affect anyone who has close contact with people who have monkeypox, including children. This is because the virus spreads through close contact with infected individuals.