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Almost all monkeypox patients in the US are men, CDC finds


Jakarta, IO – The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the morbidity and mortality weekly report (MMWR) showing that 99 percent of monkeypox cases in the United States are contracted by men.

The report, released on Friday (5/8), also showed that 94 percent of male patients infected with the disease admitted to have had same-sex sexual contact within three weeks before the symptoms appeared, Antara reported on Wednesday (10/8).

“Racial and ethnic minority groups appear to be disproportionately affected,” the report concluded.

Data on monkeypox cases collected from May 17-July 22 indicated that the clinical presentations differed from typical monkeypox, with fewer persons experiencing early symptoms and more experiencing genital rashes.


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