2 More Cases of Monkeypox Confirmed in Massachusetts

BOSTON (AP) – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is reporting two more monkeypox cases.

Officials said the two men had close contact with each other, and are not believed to be linked to the state’s first case of monkeypox last month.

Monkeypox typically spreads by skin-to-skin contact, or contact with contaminated clothing or bedding. It’s rarely fatal.

The latest U.S. data indicates there have been nearly 50 cases, including the first case in Massachusetts on May 18.

From The Associated Press

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