The CDC in Washington, DC, has issued a summertime resurgence alert for mpox (monkeypox) because of the potential for human-to-human transmission.
The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said that although mpox cases in the United States have decreased since their peak in August 2022, the epidemic is far from ending.
“spring and summer season in 2023 could lead to a resurgence of mpox as people gather for festivals and other events,” the research said.
After a number of instances of monkey pox were discovered in the Chicago region, a nationwide notice was sent to medical professionals.
According to the CDC, there were 12 confirmed cases of mpox and one suspected case reported to the Chicago Department of Public Health between April 17 and May 5.
In light of continuous community transmission in the United States and globally, the national health protection agency has encouraged anyone at risk to be vaccinated.
The CDC reports that 30,395 cases of mpox have been documented in the United States.