BREAKING: The United States has reported its first case of monkeypox

Monkey POX under microscope CDC

The US records its 1st case of monkeypox this year;
the man returned to the US from Canada;

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention expressed concern Tuesday about an unusual outbreak of monkeypox in the United Kingdom, suggesting there appears to be at least some undetected transmission of the virus there and warning of the possibility that the outbreak could spread beyond U.K. borders.

“We do have a level of concern that this is very different than what we typically think of from monkeypox. And I think we have some concern that there could be spread outside the U.K associated with this,” Jennifer McQuiston, a senior CDC official, told STAT in an interview.

Seven confirmed and one probable case of monkeypox have been discovered in the U.K. since early May — an unusually large number given that human monkeypox cases are uncommon, and are especially rare outside West and Central Africa. 

More than 30 monkeypox cases were recorded in Portugal, Spain & UK.

Canada is investigating 13 suspected monkeypox cases in Montreal; Radio-Canada says results are expected by end of the week.