Monkeypox: US confirms first two cases in children

Monkeypox: US confirms first two cases in children

Jul 22, 2022 by BBC News - Home

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  • By Sam Cabral BBC News, Washington Image source, Getty Images The first two US paediatric cases of monkeypox have been reported by health officials as a national outbreak continues to take root.
  • Children under eight are at high risk of severe monkeypox, said the agency.
  • More than 2,500 cases of the virus have been recorded across the country.
  • But the CDC is now aware of at least eight cases in cisgender women, the agency told reporters on Friday.

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