More than 1,000 cases of monkeypox have been found in 29 countries

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has raised concerns about the continuing monkeypox epidemic after the nation’s incidence reached 30 and the global number exceeded 1,000.

The CDC now advises passengers to “practice enhanced precautions” to avoid contamination and the spread of rare viral disease, is indicated on the website of the agency (opens in a new section). The CDC says humans should avoid close contact with sick people, including those with skin or genital rashes, and with dead or live wildlife, especially rodents such as rats and squirrels, and non-human primates, meaning monkeys and monkeys.

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