LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number of confirmed cases of monkeypox across the country reached almost 24,000 on Monday.
California currently has the highest number of monkeypox cases at 4,656, followed by New York (3,755) and Florida (2,398), according to the center.
Monkey rash infections are rarely fatal. Most cases recover on their own within two to four weeks, with the World Health Organization stating that the disease has a mortality rate of around 3-6 per cent, but those with immunocompromise are more likely to develop serious illness when infected with leaven
US health officials warn doctors not to use too much of one drug when treating smallpox. This is because the virus usually mutates continuously to infect humans. Both overcome new drugs and vaccines better.
The US Food and Drug Administration warned that the antiviral drug tecovirimat (tecovirimat) has a high risk of developing drug resistance. And even the slightest mutation of the virus can make the drug ineffective.