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Monkeypox Found in US and UK: What Is It and Should You Be Worried?

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A case of the rare and potentially dangerous monkeypox has been confirmed in the US, with two news cases appearing in the UK, bringing the total number there to nine.

The infected Massachusetts man had recently traveled to Canada and is now receiving treatment in hospital, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Department of Health said the case poses no risk to the public.