CHICAGO (AP) — A second possible case of monkeypox has been present in Chicago, the Illinois Division of Public Well being mentioned Friday.
The second case was an in depth contact of the primary optimistic case that was introduced Thursday, the division mentioned in a cheep.
“The chance to most of the people stays low,” the tweet mentioned.
The primary case was present in a Chicago man who lately traveled to Europe, officers mentioned. The person has not required hospitalization and is “residence remoted in good situation,” the Chicago Division of Public Well being and the Illinois Division of Public Well being mentioned.
As of Friday, the US had recognized at the very least 20 circumstances in 11 states.
Monkeypox belongs to the identical household of viruses as smallpox, however its signs are milder. Folks often get better inside two to 4 weeks with out hospitalization, however the illness is sometimes deadly.
Monkeypox is generally present in West and Central African nations with tropical rainforests, however the illness has lately been found in additional than 20 nations, together with Britain, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, the USA, Israel and Australia.
Greater than 500 circumstances of monkeypox have been reported, many apparently associated to sexual exercise at two latest raves in Europe. No deaths have been reported.