Monkeypox infection imported to the USA

Contact tracing has been underway in 27 states after a man who arrived in Atlanta, Georgia from Nigeria and then flew to Texas was later confirmed to have monkeypox – the first such case in the country since 2003. Currently 200 contacts are under surveillance, but the risk of infection is said to be low. In Nigeria, health authorities state they are consolidating monkeypox prevention, detection and control, with an emphasis on the high risk states of Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers and Lagos. Read more.

Affected Regions

North America

Affected Countries