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The United States detects the first case of monkeypox in a man living in Massachusetts

The authorities of USA detected a first case of monkeypox in a man residing in the state of Massachusetts (northeast of the country).

It is an adult man who had recently traveled to Canada, the health department of Canada reported in a statement. Massachusetts.

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The health department of Massachusetts did the initial tests on Tuesday to detect the disease and, subsequently, The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed that it was monkeypox.

The symptoms of monkeypox are similar to that of the now eradicated smallpox, although somewhat milder. – fever, headache, muscle pain, back pain, chills and exhaustion – and there is often swollen glands and a skin rash, which starts on the face and spreads to other parts of the body, mainly hands and feet.

This is the first case of monkeypox detected in the United States this year.

The states of Texas and Maryland each reported one case in 2021 with patients who had recently traveled to Nigeria.

Source: Elcomercio

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