Monkeypox- Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts health officials announced, the first case of the rare virus identified in the United States in 2022.

The Department of Public Health said the infection was found in an adult man who recently traveled to Canada. 

Monkeypox Patient- Recently Traveled

Monkeypox Patient- Since May 12

The man, a Massachusetts resident, has been hospitalized at Massachusetts General Hospital since May 12.

The hospital said because the disease is so rare, it took six days to diagnose him with the help of the CDC.

Monkeypox Patient- So Rare Disease

Monkeypox Patient- Identifying Close One

The DPH is working to identify anyone who may have been in close contact with the man while he was infectious.

MGH doctors said the patient traveled to Canada but did not have a travel history to areas with high levels of monkeypox.

Monkeypox Patient- Found in Africa

Monkeypox Patient- Flu like Symptoms

DPH said monkeypox can resemble early flu-like symptoms and turn into lesions that spread on the body.

"I would emphasize that historically this has been a rare disease with very rare transmission around the world.

Monkeypox Patient- Rare Transmission

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