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Biden warns of monkeypox spread

Biden warns of monkeypox spread

Biden warns of monkeypox spread
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Monkeypox has piqued the interest of US President Joe Biden, who stated on Sunday that people should be on the lookout for the disease, which has the potential for “consequential” consequences if it spreads further.

Since early May, several instances of monkeypox have been found in North America and Europe, raising concerns that the illness, which is prevalent in areas of Africa, is spreading.

On his first trip to Asia as president, the US president stated in Seoul that health authorities had not fully briefed him on “the extent of exposure” in the US.

“But it is something that everyone should be concerned about,” Biden said before boarding Air Force One for a flight to Tokyo.

“It’s a concern because if it spreads, it might have serious consequences,” he warned.

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“We’re working hard to find out what we’re going to do and what vaccine, if any, could be available.”

Thousands of human infections have occurred in portions of Central and Western Africa in recent years, although it is uncommon in Europe and North America.

Most people recover within a few weeks, and monkeypox is only deadly in a few cases.

According to the World Health Organization, there were 92 confirmed cases of monkeypox as of Saturday in nations where the illness is not prevalent.

The virus is spread to people by animals and causes symptoms that are comparable to smallpox but less severe clinically.

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