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U.S. confirms case of monkeypox ‘imported’ from Nigeria

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The U.S. Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday confirmed a rare case of human monkeypox was detected in Texas.

According to CDC, the virus was detected in a U.S. resident who recently travelled from Nigeria to the US. The U.S resident is currently hospitalised in Dallas.

The CDC says it’s currently working with the airline and state and local health officials to contact airline passengers and others who may have been in contact with the patient during two flights: Lagos, Nigeria, to Atlanta on July 8, with arrival on July 9; and Atlanta to Dallas on July 9.



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