FAST FIVE: US Confirms Monkeypox Virus In Massachusetts After UK, Spain, Portugal Cases In Men
The United Kingdom has confirmed nine cases of monkeypox since early May.
The first of these cases had recently traveled to Nigeria.
The virus does not easily spread between people, according to Massachusetts DPH.
The advice is based on the findings of the US case and recent UK cases, and is in line with recommendations from UK health officials and US federal health officials.
It is very rare for the disease to occur in the United States, with most cases linked to international travel or importing animals from places where the disease is common, such as central and west Africa, according to the CDC.