Biden says monkeypox cases something to "be concerned about"

Biden says monkeypox cases something to "be concerned about"

May 22, 2022 by CBS News

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  • Politics Updated on: May 22, 2022 / 7:50 PM / CBS/AP Doctor expects monkeypox to be contained soon Doctor says monkeypox epidemic should be contained soon 05:09 Pyeongtaek, South Korea — President Biden said Sunday that recent cases of monkeypox that have been identified in Europe and the United States were something "to be concerned about."
  • In his first public comments on the disease, Mr. Biden added: "It is a concern in that if it were to spread it would be consequential."
  • The president was asked about the disease as he spoke to reporters at Osan Air Base in South Korea, where he visited troops before taking off for Japan to continue his first trip to Asia as president.
  • Health officials investigating possible monkeypox case in New York City 04:28 "They haven't told me the level of exposure yet but it is something that everybody should be concerned about," Biden said.

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