Joe Biden told reporters that Americans should be concerned over monkeypox.
This comes as outbreaks have begun popping up all over the world.
President Joe Biden said Sunday the new monkeypox outbreak should concern “everybody,” as it continues to baffle medical officials around the world.
“Everybody should be concerned about [it],” Biden said in South Korea, while speaking with a group of reporters before he boarded Air Force One for Japan, Reuters reported.
The presidentâ€™s remarks come as numerous outbreaks of monkeypox were reported in Africa, followed by other reported cases in Europe and the U.S.
The CDC is set to verify if the United States has gotten its first case of Monkeypox:
New York City health officials confirmed Friday that a patient suspected of having monkeypox has tested positive for orthopoxvirus, the broader group of diseases to which monkeypox belongs.
In a press release, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDHMH) announced that the patient had been placed in isolation and contact tracing efforts had begun. The agency said Thursday that if the lab test came back positive, it would be sent â€œbe sent to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] for confirmatory testing.â€
The CDC has yet to verify the test results, NBC News reported.
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