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concerned about monkeypox in the US?

A day after saying “everybody should be concerned” about an outbreak of the rare disease monkeypox, President Joe Biden on Monday sent a more reassuring message.

Biden said the smallpox vaccine is effective on monkeypox and the United States has enough “to deal with the likelihood of a problem.”

“I just don’t think it rises to the level of the kind of concern that existed with COVID-19,” Biden said during a news conference in Tokyo.

What is monkey pox? Monkeypox is a rare disease that comes from the same family of viruses as smallpox, which includes cowpox, camelpox, horsepox and others. The virus was first discovered in 1958 in colonies of research monkeys, according to the CDC.


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