Health Officials Are Now Sounding the Alarm Over Monkeypox

Thus far, cases of the monkeypox virus are reported as present in about 20 different nations. Monkeypox stems from the smallpox family and is known for causing exhaustion, aches within the body, swollen patches on the skin, and more.

At this time, health officials have not found a cure for monkeypox itself; although, some antivirals are documented as helping individuals fight off monkeypox infections.

There have been several reported cases of monkeypox in the United States. Already, Joe Biden claims this is an infection that everybody ought to be concerned about.

In light of how the government responded to COVID with lockdowns, mask mandates, vaccine mandates, and other restrictions, some Americans are questioning if a repeat will emerge.

In the meantime, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now sounding the alarm about travel as it pertains to monkeypox.

The Latest From the CDC on Monkeypox
According to the CDC, people who are traveling should make certain to exercise heightened precautions against this virus.

Health officials with the agency cite monkeypox as a level two travel alert. This also comes on the heels of the World Health Organization (WHO) describing the worldwide risk of monkeypox as “moderate.”

Thus far, the current strain of monkeypox traces back to West Africa and carries a fatality rate of 1%. At the same time, though, there aren’t any fatalities that have been reported in infected persons.

From what health officials have gathered thus far, monkeypox can spread from infected individuals, along with some men who sleep with other men.

Another Pandemic Coming Soon?

Amid recent developments about monkeypox, some Americans have questioned whether the country will soon be facing another pandemic of sorts.

Thus far, the WHO is saying that’s not very likely to take place. For starters, monkeypox is far less contagious than coronavirus. On top of this, health officials are still digging into whether or not asymptomatic people are able to still pass along the virus.

Despite these current statements from the CDC and WHO, Americans are still on high alert.

Many people believe that regardless of what comes of monkeypox, the United States can never again accept the government confining people to their homes, shutting down their businesses, or otherwise implementing similar mandates.

Monkeypox or not, the exasperation with government restrictions remains very fresh in the minds of the American people.