CDC expects more monkeypox cases in the U.S., but cautions it’s not as transmissible as COVID

Virus has incubation period of 1-2 weeks and often comes with flu-like symptoms, swollen lymph nodes, a rash and lesions

By: - May 23, 2022 3:53 pm

In this 1971 Center For Disease Control handout photo, monkeypox-like lesions are shown on the arm and leg of a female child in Bondua, Liberia. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on May 23, 2022, it’s likely the United States will see additional cases of monkeypox in the coming weeks, but officials cautioned that it’s harder to transmit the virus than it is to spread respiratory illnesses like COVID-19. (Courtesy of the CDC/Getty Images)

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Jennifer Shutt
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