Just when you believed it was safe to travel once more, another outbreak appeared. Monkeypox has arrived to spoil the party as the world returns to normal after two years of COVID-19 terror. This year, the first suspected cases of monkeypox transmission from person to person have been discovered in the United States.

Four more cases of monkeypox have been discovered in the US, one of which is being investigated in Colorado as a “close contact” of another infected individual they examined the day before. Another close contact was discovered in California, with someone who had spent three days with an infected patient before.

The number of patients infected has grown to 14 across eight states. As you may know, there have been surges in cases in 24 nations around the world, with the World Health Organization raising the crisis threat level to “moderate.”

As TMZ reported, the first case of monkeypox in the United States this year was discovered on May 17 when a Massachusetts man tested positive after returning from Canada. He is currently hospitalized in good condition, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

When an infected animal, generally a primate or a rodent, bites or scratches a human, monkeypox is transmitted to humans. It can also be obtained through the preparation of wild games or the killing of wild animals.

We can only hope that monkeypox doesn’t become an issue. Keep checking back with Thirsty for more!

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