Reply To: Monkeypox may have undergone ‘accelerated evolution,’ scientists say

  • metta

    July 6, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    Experts warn that monkeypox patients in current outbreak may not have typical symptoms like fatigue and fever – making infection harder to spot in some cases: US infection tally reaches 560

    • Many monkeypox patients are not exhibiting normal symptoms of the virus, allowing some infections to go undetected
    • A case study in Belgium found that asymptomatic infection is possible with the currently circulating variant
    • Experts fear that undetected spread of the virus will allow for it to become endemic outside of Africa
    • The U.S. has recorded 560 cases of the virus, though the figure is likely an undercount because of a lack of testing