Public health officials in the US have discovered a case of monkeypox. The CDC released the news yesterday, saying a traveller from Nigeria to the US had carried the infection to Texas. They touched down in Dallas, where authorities took them to isolate in hospital.
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The Texas resident is isolating in Dallas but stable, according to Dallas County Health and Human Services.
The case is not the first the US has ever seen, although the last emerged during an outbreak in 2003.
Monkeypox can spread between people in the same way as Covid or other infections, by respiratory droplets or bodily fluids.
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The UK has had its own run-ins with the virus before, as recently as this year.
Public Health England (PHE) notified the World Health Organisation (WHO) to disclose one laboratory-confirmed case of the disease on May 25.
The patient had arrived in the country from work in Nigeria, Delta State, and spread their infection to a family member on May 29.
PHE isolated the patients, and they both went on to recover fully.
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