According to U.S. media reports on July 3, local time, U.S. infectious disease experts and public health advocates warned that the Biden administration’s response to the monkeypox outbreak was too slow and the United States risked losing control of the disease.

The data map shows the mature oval-shaped monkeypox virus particles and the crescent-shaped and spherical immature virus particles under the electron microscope.

  The U.S. government's response to monkeypox reflects the worst parts of the country's early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, when testing was severely limited and vaccine rollouts were slow, allowing the virus to spread undetected, the warning said.

Experts say the current response to monkeypox is "bureaucratic" and "slow," meaning the U.S. may not be able to contain the outbreak.

  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there have been 460 confirmed cases of monkeypox in the United States so far.

But experts say the number must be an underestimate because many of those who may have been infected have not yet had the opportunity to be tested.

(CCTV reporter Xu Dezhi)

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