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First U.S. Monkeypox Case Confirmed, with Gay Men Especially at Risk

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statement released Wednesday.The department said they are working closely with the CDC and other relevant partners to conduct contact tracing and prevent the further spread of the virus.While this is the first confirmed case this year in the U.S., outbreaks have occurred across Europe.

The U.K. has reported nine cases of the monkeypox virus, with the first case occurring in a man who had recently traveled to Nigeria.

Reuters reported Spain earlier today confirmed seven cases of the virus, while Portugal confirmed a total of 14 cases.Gay, bisexual, and men who have sex with men are particularly at risk, as evidenced by the recent outbreak in the U.K.

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