CDC confirms 2nd case of monkeypox in Minnesota

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed a second case of monkeypox in Minnesota.

No details about the case have been released yet.

The first case, contracted by someone who traveled to Europe, was confirmed Monday.

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Federal health officials are now taking steps to try and slow the spread of the virus. Vaccination and testing efforts are being discussed by the CDC and Biden administration.

“Testing should be ubiquitous, widely available, and the administration has made a series of steps to make sure that happens. And let me be very clear, we have plenty of testing capacity, and we will continue to both expand that testing capacity … and make it easier and easier for clinicians to access that capacity,” said Dr. Ashish Jha from the Harvard Global Health Institute.