More than 25,800 cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in the United States, becoming the first in the world – Xinhua

According to the latest data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US has more than 25,800 confirmed cases of monkeypox, ranking first in the world.

According to data updated by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on September 30, the total number of confirmed cases of monkeypox in the United States reached 25,851, accounting for more than one-third of the global cases; a total of 2 deaths. Males account for more than 97% of monkeypox patients in the United States, and most male patients report having had sex with men recently.

US public health experts have indicated that the actual number of cases of monkeypox may be much higher than the official statistics due to a lack of testing capacity. The US government’s ineffective response to the monkeypox outbreak has drawn public criticism. Some US media reported that the US government was repeating the mistakes of poor prevention and control made in response to the new crown epidemic.

Mark Lipsitch, a professor of epidemiology at Harvard University, said that “there are monkeypox patients in many parts of the United States,” and the monkeypox virus will continue to threaten the United States in the next few years.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report on September 29 stated that the monkeypox epidemic in the US has spread widely and cannot be eradicated in the short term. Tom Inglesby, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, believes it will take a long time to stop the spread of monkeypox in the United States.

The first confirmed case of monkeypox in the United States was reported from Massachusetts on May 18. Since then, the monkeypox virus has spread rapidly throughout the United States. On September 12, California confirmed the first death from monkeypox in the United States this year.

[Golygydd â gofal: Yan Yujie]

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