The first suspected case of monkey pox was reported in Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States.



Washington, DC health officials have sent a resident to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a final diagnosis of monkey smallpox along with additional testing after a resident tested positive for the orthopox virus, Hill reported.



The media reported that Orthopox is a member of the monkeypox virus family.



The resident, who recently visited Europe, is now in quarantine and close contacts are being monitored.



Health officials said there were no additional suspected cases so far.



According to the CDC, there are currently 25 confirmed cases of monkeypox infection in 11 states, with no deaths yet.



Monkeypox is a viral disease that causes a chickenpox-like blistering rash all over the body, especially on the hands, with fever, chills, and headache.



According to Reuters, the US Department of Health and Human Services has ordered 36,000 doses of monkey pox vaccine from Bavarian Nordic on the 6th local time in response to a decrease in vaccine stockpiles.



It is known that the amount of existing irrigation is about 36,000 doses.



In addition to this vaccine, the United States has 100 million doses of the smallpox vaccine that is effective against monkeypox.

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